Today my eldest put in a request for a paper flower. After all I did promise to make her one when I wouldn't let her take a flower from a stranger's yard this morning. She then made sure I was good on my word earlier this evening.
So without a plan of how this was to be done I began to improvise with some paper and tape. Before I knew it a paper flower had been made, much to my eldests utter delight.
And here is how it was accomplished...
What materials do I need?
- paper [it can be any type be it newspaper, colour, decorative scrapbook paper, et cetera]
- sticky tape
- pipe cleaner
|1. This will be the flower petal template.|
|2. Cut out four flower petals on your pretty paper of choice,|
using the petal template above.
Ensure you cut along the middle line creating a slit in each petal.
|3. Take a small section of the piper cleaner, and fold it into an 'M' shape.|
|4. Press the 'M' fold close together and twisting a little to look like a 'V'.|
This will be the stamen of the flower.
|5. Slide your first petal on to the piper cleaner just below the stamen, via the slit.|
|6. Turn the ends of the petal and folding it closed, you will create a square corner.|
Use a little sticky tape to close this corner.
|7. Repeat steps five and six for the second petal,|
but position it away from the first petal.
|8. Add your third petal following the previous steps.|
|9. Add the fourth petal in the same fashion.|
|10. The finishing touch fold into the lower piper cleaner|
a little leaft shape and spray some perfume into the flower.