Imagine, Create, Achieve with Officeworks: CREATE YOUR OWN PAPER FLOWERS
This DIY paper flower project is a great one for both the adults and children. They can be used for many things including; hanging them in your children’s room, placing them in vases to display, decorations for a party and so much more. You will love seeing your paper flower creations come to life.
Officeworks shopping list:
Elephant Learning Company decorative paper scissors RRP: $10.01 (you can also use normal scissors if desired)
Elephant Learning Company assorted chenille sticks RRP $1.98
Elephant Learning Company crepe paper (colours of your choice) RRP $2.23
Step 1: Cut your crepe paper into multiple pieces measuring 10cm x 15 cm, and stack 8-15 pieces of crepe paper together (this will determine the thickness of the flowers). If you wish, you can alternate colours for a multi-coloured flower.
Step 2: On the longest side of your piece, fold the paper in 1cm increments back and forth, similar to how you would fold a fan. Ensure all of the paper is folded.
Step 3: Fold your chenille sticks around the centre of the tissue paper to keep the folds secure. This will also create your stem.
Step 4: Using your scissors cut each end of the crepe paper to your desired petal shape; we have created a range of shapes using the different paper scissors. Feel free to have play and experiment with different cutting techniques, e.g. frayed look, petal look etc.
Step 5: Unfold each side into a fan shape (as far as the crepe paper will allow), and then carefully pull apart each piece of paper to create the shape of your flower.