I love little hand made crafts from kids, especially as a treat for Mother’s day or birthdays. Nowadays you can’t just go out and pick flowers for Mama to give that personal feel to the gift, they come from a flower shop (which is lovely, but not personal, your children haven’t individually picked the flowers usually!).
I love these paper flower crafts, they are so easy that children can do them and they take next to no time at all – perfect for Mother’s Day or any occasion where you want to give flowers – plus they last forever!
Firstly to make these Hyacinths (above) you will need:
- crepe paper
- wooden skewers
So, it is as easy as it looks in the picture. Fold up the crepe paper and snip all along one side to form ‘tassels’. Use your toothpick to roll up each tassel, then wrap the strip around the skewer working downwards until you get a hyacinth shape. You can then use your green crepe paper to make some leaves or cover the rest of the skewer for a ‘stem’.
Its that simple. You can also use card for these but it doesn’t have quite the same effect.
If you are wanting to present Mama with a full bouquet you could add some roses to the bunch! Make your hyacinths and then cut out some circles of coloured card. Stencil on a swirl like shape (see photo) and then roll the paper between your fingers to make a rose shape. From there you can stick the rose to a skewer and add to your hyacinth bunch!
There are 1000’s of paper flower tutorials online, but these two stood out for me because they are especially simple and easy for the whole family to have a go at – so have a go!