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Tissue Paper Flowers


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A step-by-step demonstration of how to make tissue paper flowers

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Tissue Paper Flowers

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  2. 2. Before class cut up some sheets of tissue paper. (I use standard giftwrapping tissue paper. I’ve found the best value and variety of colorsat a craft store. I fold and cut to desired size(s). Here I have cut twosizes. The larger size is 6.5 inches x 10 inches. The smaller size is 5inches x 6.5 inches.) 2
  3. 3. You will also need some chenille wire, green preferred. I use them attheir full length, which is about 12 inches long. You may cut them inhalf to make them go further, but your stems will be shorter. Thepacket shown here has various colors, but you can often find a packcontaining only green at a craft store. The following slides contain instructions for making one flower. You can practice ahead of time and then demonstrate to your class, and/or show your students the slides and have them follow along.  3
  4. 4. For each flower, choose about12 sheets in the colors of your After choosing and stacking choice. Some interesting colors, begin to accordion fold combinations are 4 sheets of the stack, starting from one of one color, 4 of another, and the shorter sides.then 4 of the first color again. Or 4 different colors laid one on top of the other; then repeat the pattern 3 times. Varieties are endless.  4
  5. 5. Accordion 5
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  8. 8. After you are finished accordion folding, fold the stack in half to find the middle and then wrap the chenille wire around the middle, leaving a long 8
  9. 9. Fold part of the chenille wire over the stack.Twist the wire to secure the stack to the “stem.” 9
  10. 10. Now begin to pull up each layer of tissue paper individually. 10
  11. 11. Alternate pulling from each side of the 11
  12. 12. (First set of blue is done!)Continue pulling from alternate sides. 12
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  14. 14. Remember to pull gently, or the paper will 14
  15. 15. (One section of blueand one of purplehas been pulled up.) 15
  16. 16. Finished flower! 16
  17. 17. Add craft butterflies or other embellishments as desired.Twist the stems of several tissue paper flowers together tomake a beautiful bouquet. 17
  18. 18. My daughter made me this bouquet for Mother’s Day. As I take thisphoto, it is nearly a year old and still colorful and beautiful.  18