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.) www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 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.  www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 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.  www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 4
  5. 5. Accordion folding.www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 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 stem.www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 8
  9. 9. Fold part of the chenille wire over the stack.Twist the wire to secure the stack to the “stem.” www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 9
  10. 10. Now begin to pull up each layer of tissue paper individually. www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 10
  11. 11. Alternate pulling from each side of the stack.www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 11
  12. 12. (First set of blue is done!)Continue pulling from alternate sides. www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 12
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  14. 14. Remember to pull gently, or the paper will tear.www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 14
  15. 15. (One section of blueand one of purplehas been pulled up.) www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 15
  16. 16. Finished flower!www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 16
  17. 17. Add craft butterflies or other embellishments as desired.Twist the stems of several tissue paper flowers together tomake a beautiful bouquet. www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 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.  www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 18

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