We do love some PRETTY Valentines Day Crafts. Do day we have a these stunning Paper Towel Roses for kids to make. Who would have thought that paper towels could look this LOVELY! Be warned.. once you start the kids will be addicted and will want to make more and more and more. I think these would make lovely Mother’s Day Gifts and Teacher Appreciation gifts too! These paper roses, make wonderful Valentine Decorations and are part of our 31 Days of Love series. Also check out our Valentine Craft Ideas for Preschoolers, Valentine Day Treats, Valentines STEAM Activities and Valentine Cards for Kids too!
Roses are synonymous with love, and no wonder. They are one of the nicest-smelling and most beautiful of all flowers – well I think so anyway. We decided to create some paper towel roses for Red Ted Art’s 31 Days of Love series using some of the Scrunch-Dyed paper towel we made last week. Our results were so gorgeous that I knew they had to repurposed somehow into a craft!
There are lots of different ways to make roses from paper, with this technique I have tried to keep it simple enough for kids to do easily. My 7 year old loved making them although she did improvise a bit with the way she made them.
Paper Towel Roses – You will need:
- Coloured paper towel (you can colour it any way you like, but to make some like ours see here)
• A long thin craft stick or dowel rod
• Craft glue (although my daughter preferred to use sticky tape)
Paper Towel Roses DIY:
- Cut your paper towel in half
- Fold one half in half length-wise
- Fold the folded edge in again half way
- Apply a small amount of craft glue to the top edge of your stick and wrap the strip of paper towel around and around, gluing the end down
- Fold your second half of paper towel in half length-wise once
- Glue one edge to the rose you have begun making, it will be slightly longer to give you room to cover the other piece
- Wrap around and around, gradually moving the folded edge a little lower than the starting point
- Glue the outer edge down, and if you like you can fold the outside edges of your ‘petals’ down a little to look like a rose
- Where the base of the rose joins the craft stick, tie some yarn tightly and wrap around to cover the join.
They make sweet decorations for Valentines Day, don’t you think?
And here are some made by my daughter (this is just a small selection, she made so many of these!)
Kate blogs simple and fun ideas for kids over at The Craft Train. She focuses on crafts, art, creative play and learning which kids of all ages will love. You can follow The Craft Train on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
More ideas from The Craft Train:
- Try making some Woven Craft Stickbutterflies using a Gods Eye technique
• These cardboard tube Dinosaurs are so cute!
• Make some paper guinea pigs using our free printable
If you enjoyed these Paper Towel Roses, I think you will enjoy the other wonderful l Valentines Decorating Ideas for kids to make here too – do hop over and have a good browse!
So very pretty! Love these Paper Towel Roses!