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Paper flowers with children - 4 ideas for colorful flowers

  • Make a simple paper flower
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  • Folded paper flowers
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  • Cornflower made of crepe paper
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  • Bouquet of construction paper
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Would you like to make beautiful paper flowers ">

In the wonderful nature there are hardly any more decorative elements than flowers. How enchanting they shine in their innumerable, sometimes not even definable colors and shapes and brighten our view. Of course you can use the real versions as potted and garden plants, floral wreaths and wreaths or cut flowers in bouquets to beautify holidays and parties or even everyday life. Sometimes it happens, however, that one does not find the right floral arrangement or simply wants to enjoy the flowery splendor for a long time, which is unfortunately not possible with the actual living specimens. But you can make pretty paper flowers yourself and use the colorful works as decoration. We provide you with four instructions that you can implement with your children without any problems!

Make a simple paper flower

Our first variant is particularly well suited to get acquainted with the crafting of paper flowers. Fold, cut and glue a bit - and the pretty flowers are ready. By the way, you can create these very simple models even with smaller children.

You need this:

  • Paper in different colors
  • green pipe cleaner
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • Glue


Step 1: Cut several colored sheets of paper into 7.5 x 7.5 cm squares. To measure, use ruler and pencil.

Tip: Avoid this step by buying square paper with the required side length right from the start. Corresponding folded paper with 64 sheets is already available for 1 to 2 euros.

Step 2: Fold a diagonal in both squares - ie a corner to its opposite counterpart.

Step 3: Open each paper again and cut it along the diagonal with scissors. Now you have four triangles - two each in the same color.

Step 4: Pick up a triangle of each color and lay the two straight above each other.

Step 5: Fold the right corner a good way up. Take a look at our pictures.

Step 6: Fold the left corner upwards as well.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 to 7 with the remaining two triangles.

Step 8: Turn over one of the two finished flowers.

Step 9: Take a green pipe cleaner and glue one of its ends to the back of the flower.

Step 10: Then also glue the second paper bloom on. Make sure you get the two flowers together as precisely as possible. Finished!

Tip: You can now tinker with any number of paper flowers using the same principle. Involve your children intensively. And be experimental in terms of color combinations.

Difficulty: very simple
Recommended age: from about 5 years
Cost: low
Time required: very low

Folded paper flowers

Also in our second variant is folded - even more than before. In addition, you braid wire. For this, however, sticking completely out. Although children can tinker or help with these paper flowers, this is a somewhat "more complicated" project.

You need this:

  • Paper in different colors
  • floral wire
  • Ruler and pencil
  • scissors


Step 1: Cut three sheets of the same color into 8 x 4 cm rectangles. To measure, use ruler and pencil.

Tip: Avoid this step by buying rectangular paper of the required dimensions from the outset.

Step 2: Take one of the three rectangles and lay it horizontally in front of you.

Step 3: Fold the bottom edge to the top and pull the fold back.

Step 4: Open the paper again and then fold the bottom left corner to the center line.

Step 5: Repeat step 4 with the remaining three corners. Keep everything exactly the same, so do not unfold the corners again.

Step 6: Now fold the bottom edge to the center line.

Step 7: Then fold the upper edge to the centerline as well.

Step 8: Fold the lower half to the upper one.

Step 9: Repeat steps 2 through 8 with the other two rectangles.

Step 10: Place the three prepared paper pieces in a row. Orient yourself in our picture.

Step 11: Take a long piece of flower wire (the wire acts as a stick) and bend it in the middle.

Step 12: Put the centrally bent wire over the three consecutive pieces of paper. Turn the wire under the paper trio together.

Tip: Make sure that the wire is exactly in the middle. This is best done by holding the two halves together.

Step 13: Now open all petals by putting your thumb in and gently pressing against it with your index finger from the bottom.

Now you can correct the petals if necessary, so that they have the same shape in the end and give a harmonious overall picture. Finished!

Tips: Wrap the stem with green crepe paper for a more beautiful look. Or make several flowers according to this manual and create a magical bouquet.

Difficulty: simple
Recommended age: from about 7 years
Cost: low
Time required: low

Cornflower made of crepe paper

It is hard to believe, but blue cornflowers are relatively easy to make from crepe paper. The final flowers have a great - extremely spirited - effect and therefore represent a noble spring decoration for the table, the window sill or the shelf.

You need this:

  • Crepe paper in blue, purple and green
  • green florist band
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • glue


Step 1: Pick up blue crepe paper and cut off a 50 cm long and 5 cm wide strip.

Step 2: Grab the purple crepe paper and cut off a 30 cm long and 4 cm wide strip.

Step 3: Place the blue strip in front of you along its entire length and fold it in the middle until it is only about 5 cm wide.

Step 4: Use the scissors to cut several small triangles at the top of the folded strip. In this way, the fringey appearance of cornflower arises.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 through 5 with the purple stripe.

Step 8: Open the blue and purple stripes - undoing the central folds.

Step 9: Now take the purple stripe and roll it up slowly. Be careful not to roll it up too tight and too clean. He is supposed to throw small wrinkles, so that a more realistic look is created.

Step 10: Wrap the rolled-up purple crepe paper strip over some wire and then with a narrow strip of green crepe paper. The end of this strip can then be tightly closed with a blob of glue.

Step 11: Place the rolled-up, florist-bound purple stripe against the edge of the spread blue paper strip. Wrap the purple with the blue stripe. In doing so - ie when rolling up - in principle proceed exactly as before with the purple-colored strip.

Step 12: Attach some flower wire to the bottom of the flower. The latter should be long enough to serve as a stalk. Then bend the wire down and wrap it completely with green crepe paper as before.

Step 13: Then adjust the flower so that it looks pretty "bushy". Finished!

Difficulty: simple
Recommended age: from about 7 years
Cost: low
Time required: low

Bouquet of construction paper

Making individual paper flowers is great. But how would it be, from the beginning to target a whole bouquet in the most colorful colors ">

  • Craft paper in different colors
  • scissors
  • Glue
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • duct tape
  • our template


Step 1: If you do not get along with painting flowers, we have prepared a craft template for you to print out:

Click here: To download the craft template

Simply print them out and cut out the respective elements and use them for further tinkering as a template.

Otherwise, pick up green construction paper and cut it to 30 cm in length and 11 cm in height.

Step 2: First fold the cut paper lengthwise in the middle.

Step 3: Cut several jags (triangles) about 5 cm from the top. They represent the stems.

Tip: First draw a straight line with pencil and a ruler, so that the points are then the same length.

Step 4: Cut shapes for the flower petals as you wish. For each flower you need the same shape twice.

Tip: If you and your children can not think of something straight away, you can also use our ideas from the printable template (for example, the tulip shape).

Step 5: Glue the individual flower pairs to the stems - one flower head pair per stalk.

Tip: How many flowers you stick is entirely up to you. It also looks interesting, if here and there a stalk remains pure.

Step 6: After everything has dried well, gently roll in the green construction paper.

Step 7: Glue the paper together at the ends.

Step 8: Bend the flower-stalked stems a bit to allow them to "breathe" and show off better.

Tip: Tie a matching bow around the bottom of the flower bouquet as a decoration.

Difficulty: simple
Recommended age: from about 5 years
Cost: very low
Time required: low

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