Paper Flowers Craft Ideas

These paper flowers craft ideas are great for kids of all ages.  Flowers made from paper are easy, inexpensive and a perfect spring craft project.  Kids of all ages can make these flowers and brighten up the house.

Paper Flowers Craft Idea #1

Paper Loop Flowers

These looped flowers are so cute and fairly easy to make.  There is a lot of gluing with this craft idea, but the results are well worth the drying time. 


  • Colored Paper
  • Straws
  • Tape or Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
Step 1Using colored card stock or construction paper, cut out a circle.  For the small flower, we used a 1 1/2″ diameter for the smaller flower and 2 1/2″ to 3″ diameter for the larger flowers.
Step 2Cut several strips of colored paper 1/2″ wide and 2″ long to 6″ long. The longer strips will be used for the bigger flowers and the outside row (for the multi layered flower).
Tip:  For creating a multi layered look, cut each row of strips 1″ to 1 1/2″ longer than the first row of petals.
Step 3Fold each strip (without creating a crease) to form a loop.  Glue in place.
Tip:  You may need to press together for a bit until the glue sticks.
Step 4Glue each strip on the backside of the circle.  Cut and glue as many strips as you want to create the look you want.
Tip:  If doing a multi-rowed flower, glue the first row of strips on the edge of the circle.  The next row slightly closer to the middle and slightly off centered of the first row.
Step 5Glue pipe cleaner or straw to create the stem for these colorful flowers.

You can make several of these looped paper flowers in a variety of colors. Depending on the length of the strips these make fairly large flowers so use a vase big enough to hold them all.  We decorated a coffee can to hold our flowers.

Paper Flowers Craft Idea #2

Tissue Paper

These tissue paper flowers are a tradition and have been around for years.  They make a beautiful flower, are easy to make and are inexpensive.  These are perfect Mother’s Day gifts or as a fun spring craft.


  • Colored Tissue Paper
  • Green Pipe Cleaner
  • Scissors

How to Make Flowers from Tissue Paper

Step 1Cut several pieces of colored tissue paper in 8″ by 8″ squares.   Tip:  For a multi-colored flower, use several different colored tissue papers.  
Step 2Place the squares together (alternating colors if desired).   
Step 3Fold the group of squares in an accordion (fan like) making the fold about 1″ to 1 1/2″ wide.  
Step 4Place the pipe cleaner in the middle of the folded tissue papers and wrap it a couple of times to hold in place.  
Step 5Now begin to fan out your flower by pulling up on each tissue paper on both sides of the pipe cleaner.  Pull and shape one tissue at a time. flowers.  
Step 6Shape the remaining of the pipe cleaner to form the stem.  You can even shape a leaf if you want.

Place these beautiful flowers in a vase and decorate for spring.

Paper Flowers Craft Idea #3

Pinwheel Flowers

We call these pinwheel flowers as they remind us of a pinwheel.  These are fun to make and fairly easy.


  • Colored Paper
  • Straw
  • Scissors
  • Paper Fastener

How to Make a Pinwheel Flower

Step 1Cut several strips of colored paper 6″ to 8″ long.  Make them about 1″ to 1 1/2″ wide.  
Step 2Punch a hole in the middle of each strip.   
Step 3Place the strips together (alternating colors if you used multiple colors) and put a paper fastener through the middle.  
Step 4Cut a small hole in a straw and place the paper fastener through the hole and bend back the fastener to hold in place.  
Step 5Fan out the strips until they create a complete circle.  
Step 6Shape the ends of each strip by wrapping around a pencil.  This will create a curl for the flower petal.   
Tip:  Make sure the curl goes in towards the center.  

Place these beautiful flowers in a vase and decorate for spring.