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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

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Method: 

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.flowers 16

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.flowers 15

Step 3: Fold your chenille sticks around the centre of the tissue paper to keep the folds secure. This will also create your stem.flowers 10

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.

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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.

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You’re finished!

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