Oh lovely lovely FLOWER CRAFTS! If you want to learn how to make paper flowers at home. Look no further. It is time for some DIY Paper Flowers!!! Wehther you are making flowers for Mother’s Day as Wall Decorations or for a Wedding.. whether you need flowers as a Thank You for teachers, or for Grandma… here you will find a paper flower for everyone!
Yes, there are lots of fantastic ways to decorate with paper flowers… whether it is making newspaper crafts, or using pretty patterned paper.. we have lots of great Paper Flower Crafts for you today. Paper crafts rock! We have quite an ecclectic coolection for you today – some great flower crafts for preschoolers, all the way up to skilled paper crafts (check out those rather amazing looking daffodils and tulips). I have tried to order them in order of difficulty – beginning with flower crafts for younger kids first and ending up in the more advances. I hope this is helpful!
How to make paper flowers at home?
Paper Flower Crafts for Preschoolers and Younger Kids
Simply GORGEOUS Newspaper Flowers – such a clever and simple upcycle that looks absolutely fabulous! These really are a great craft for every age group and can be enjoyed as a “together” project or an individual one. Kids get to have fun with watercolours (and plend colours) as well as practice their cutting skills!
Or something simpler for the kids – we love this fabulous Origami Tulip – a great introduction to origami for kids! A few years ago, I was a little “nervous” of origami. I always thought that I wasn’t neat enough (in many ways I am still not neat enough)… but I had many a happy childhood memory making paper boats…. so I decided to embrace Origami and have never looked back since. Thise Origami Tulips are really a great way to get started!
Printable Flower Baskets
Flower Basket Weaving CARDS for Mother’s Day and Teachers! (Includes FREE Printable). I love this printable for so many reasons….. the kids get to practice their cutting skills, they can have great fun coloring (experiment with pencils, pens or watercolours.. maybe even add some tissue paper details..) and finally they get to have a go at Paper Weaving. Which we all know is great for fine motor skills and sequencing!
Kids’ Art Flowers
Easy Painted Paper Flowers – these paper flowers are so simple and yet so cheerful. Let your child express themselves with colours and then help them turn their art work into fantastic flowers. You may also like these super simple Cupcake Liner Flowers from Simple Parenting.
Paper Flower Crafts for Kids
This Tissue Paper flower bouquet was made with a class of 5 and 6yrs olds for their Primary School Teacher’s Wedding! Isn’t it adorable!
Printable Flower Fortune Tellers
Flower Fortune Tellers for Mother’s Day or Spring. Along with those paper boats, I also love to make Fortune Tellers when I was little. Hours of fun, writing silly messages or turning them into simple point nosed puppets! This free printable a new take on this great classic childhood craft. Choose from plain/ coloured and from “write your own message” to “writing prompts about mum”. Educational too! Whoop. You can get a complete download of our Mother’s Day Bundle here.
We also love these 3d Paper Flowers – so easy to make and we have a great Christmas Poinsettia verison too! These are a long time favourite Paper Flower DIY of mine. They even feature in my new book, because I want EVERYONE to know about them! So simple and fun!
Fun with accordion flowers – how cute are these?
There is no round up on Red Ted Art that doesn’t somehow include a Corner Bookmark!! We are bookmark crazy… We also adore these Flower Corner Bookmarks, you will see that they are VERY easy to make and look super effective. A great little gift for kids to make on Mother’s Day.. or maybe use them as an Easter Corner Bookmark too?!
Fun with Pop Up Flowers
And yes.. I think a post dedicated to paper crafts, also needs some Pop Up Cards.. right? Currently we have a Pop Up Flower Garden Card is simply delightful. A perfect 3D Flower Card for Mother’s Day don’t you think?!
We also adore these cheerful POP UP Daffodil Cards – these are a little simple, but I think they look just as effective. Hooray.
And as we continue on the theme of DIY cards, how about these super cute heart Flower Heart Bouquet Cards?
This Bobbing Flower Bouquet was a fun guest post for the Valentine’s Day series I run each year. Use a paper cup and light cardstock and you have such a quirky and cute idea for kids to make on Mother’s Day or Valentine’s day!!
DIY Paper Flowers for more experience crafters
Depending on the age group of kids you are working with, these are suitable for them too. Or maybe you can work on some of these projects as a “together” project? They are all guest posts here on Red Ted Art from wonderfully experience crafters!
More fun with upcycled Flowers – turn old books into pretty paper flowers! They look great on gift wrap too.
Another one for “Older kids” or teens.. or ahem, grown ups, are these simply STUNNING realistic paper daffodils. Aren they beautiful?!
Or how about some realistic paper tulips? Again, perfect for Mother’s Day!
Try your hand at Paper Quilling and have a go at these lovely and oh so simple Quilled Daisy Earring?
Family Food Travel makes some gorgeous Anemones!
Dreamy Posy shows us how to make this realistic rose.
Atta Girl Says has a candy filled tissue paper flower bouquet!
I do hop you enjoyed our Paper Flower DIYs today!!! I will be adding more over time – I am sure!! In the meantime, we have an extensive collection of more general DIY Flower Crafts here: