Blooming Tissue Paper Flowers

spring crafts for kids
Mix math with a spring craft lesson. Students create tissue paper flowers by folding circles into halves, quarters and eighths.
MATERIALS
• Card stock paper, blue
• Card stock paper, green
• Tissue paper, assorted colors
• Glue stick
• Scissors
DIRECTIONS
  1. Students cut three stems from green paper and glue them to a blue background.
  2. Students are shown how to cut circles from folded pieces of tissue paper. They are to make flowers in three stages of growth: eighth and quarter circle buds and full blooms.
  3. The full flowers are made from at least three layered concentric circles, the quarter from folding one circle in half 2 times, and the eighth from folding a circle in half 4 times.
  4. Students make at least one of each type of flower and glue just the centers to the paper.
  5. Small cup-like shapes are cut from the green paper and glued to cover the bottom of each bud.
  6. Small leaves are also cut out and glued to balance out the art.