Skip to main content

NewFolks may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

4 easy flower crafts that are fun to do with kids

Doing arts and crafts with kids is a wonderful way to spend quality time while also getting them to put down those devices they love so much. Kids, especially little ones, love doing crafts of all kinds, but flowers are always a popular pick. Paper flower creations are easy to make and can also be used as gift tags, cards, and even a present to brighten up someone’s day. Even if you’re not crafty, paper flowers are low-stress and simple to create. Learning how to make paper flowers for kids is easy and there’s no better way to evoke a smile from your children than presenting freshly-made tissue paper flowers for kids.

child making paper flower craft

How to make paper flowers for kids

Before you sit down to make paper flowers, it’s a good idea to have these basic craft supplies at your fingertips.

  • Construction paper (various colors)
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Tissue paper (various colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Stapler
  • Colored cupcake wrappers

If you don’t have a craft table, no worries. Just clean off the kitchen table and lay down some newspaper or a disposable tablecloth to make for a quick cleanup.

Tissue paper flowers for kids

Tissue paper is easy to work with, inexpensive, and can be used to create some lovely flowers. Here are four to try with your kids.

orange tissue paper flower

Tissue paper carnations

Carnations are such a happy flower, and this easy tissue paper flower craft can be used to make paper flowers sit in a vase or attach to a wrapped package. You can even make a bunch and place them in a bowl as a seasonal decoration.


  • Place four to five pieces of tissue paper in a pile (you can use the same of multiple colors depending on the type of flower you want to create).
  • Begin along the side of the tissue paper that’s shorted and start folding the paper back and forth like an accordion. Kids will need an adult to demonstrate this process.
  • Staple it in the middle.
  • Leave as is if you don’t want a stem. For stems, wrap a green pipe cleaner around the middle of the accordion where you stapled, making sure to securely wrap one end around the tissue paper. The long end hangs down to form a stem.
  • Using scissors, round the ends of each side of the tissue paper accordion. You can make circular or triangular edges.
  • Fan out or gently peel open the tissue paper layers on each side for a fluffy carnation flower.

Tissue paper sunflowers

This tissue paper sunflower craft is ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners. To make you will need yellow, brown, and green tissue paper as well as a 12×18 piece of construction paper or poster board. Sunflower seeds are optional, but a fun addition for the kids.


  • Pre-cut a brown circle (use a larger mug bottom as a template to trace).
  • Pre-cut yellow tissue paper sunflower petals (some should be large, medium, and small).
  • Pre-cut a stem and two large leaves using green petals.
  • Glue brown circle in the center of the poster board or construction paper.
  • Using the pre-cut petals, layer the sunflower petals all around to make the flower. Start with the large petals on the bottom. Be sure to demonstrate for little ones.
  • Glue on the stem with the green leaves on either side.
  • For the sunflower center, use traditional school glue instead of a glue stick. The sunflowers will stick better. To avoid a gluey mess, apply a layer of glue all around the inside of the circle for little ones. Then, let them stick on sunflower seeds to fill the circle.
  • Let dry before hanging up. It will look sunny on the door!

Tissue paper tulips

If you’re looking for a craft to do on a rainy day, try this one. Finished tulips make for a pretty card or can brighten up a wrapped gift.


  • Cut up different colored tissue paper into small squares.
  • Draw a tulip face on a piece of construction paper or poster board (If you need inspiration, there are free templates online to download and trace).
  • Cut out the tulip face.
  • Crumble up the tissue paper squares to fill up the tulip face.
  • Allow it to dry.
  • Write a message on the back if making a card.

Cupcake wrapper tulips

This is a ridiculously easy flower craft that makes use of those leftover cupcake wrappers in the cabinet.


  • Take a 12×18 piece of construction paper and glue on cupcake wrappers using a glue stick. Place the glue on the circle part of the cupcake wrapper.
  • Draw or glue on green pipe cleaners as stems.
  • Draw or glue on green pipe cleaners as leaves.
  • Kids can flatten the cupcake wrappers and color or leave them as is.


To make cupcake wrapper tulips for a vase, poke a green pipe cleaner through the center of a cupcake wrapper. Fold down the end of the pipe cleaner to keep it from slipping out. Make multiple cupcake wrapper tulips and pop them into a vase for a fun centerpiece or a quick gift for grandma.

Doing arts and crafts is an ideal way for kids and adults too to relax. Crafts are perfect for those stuck-in-the-house days or to change up a family fun night. With these easy paper flower crafts, kids of all ages can create decorations, gift tags, and even cards. To make seasonal tissue paper flowers, just use colors to emphasize fall, winter, summer, or spring or an upcoming holiday. Orange and black tissue paper carnations will look spooky for Halloween, while pastels will rock spring

Editors' Recommendations

Dawn Miller
Dawn Miller began her professional life as an elementary school teacher before returning to her first love, writing. In…
Family fun: Your kids will love these springtime activities
Get ready to rock spring with these family fun activities
Family out for a bike ride in the woods

Spring is in full swing, but just because the school breaks are over doesn't mean the family fun has to stop. Weekends in April and May are earmarked for family fun activities. Sure, Mother Nature does tend to rain on the parade sometimes, especially in April. Don't worry. That's why there's not a shortage of cool indoor and outdoor activities to get the family together and enjoy one another this season, regardless of the weather.
Family fun indoor activities
When those April showers hit, don't waste a weekend on the couch. There are always indoor family fun activities that are a great way to spend quality time together. Looking for spring places to enjoy? Try these.
Public library
Libraries aren't extinct and chances are your local library has a lot going on, especially during spring. A rainy day is a perfect pick to head to the library and see what programs are available. From crafts to family yoga and STEAM activities, public libraries are full of fun things to do for all. Even better is the price. The programs are free for library card holders. Don't have a library card? Sign up for one now.
A rainy spring day is an ideal time to check out one of the local museums in your area. Usually, you don't have to travel far to a historic or art museum. Nearby college campuses are also great places to find museums to explore.
A Broadway ticket can put a dent in the family budget, but local theaters don't have quite as high ticket prices. If you are looking for something different this spring, try checking out a local family-friendly theater production.

Family fun outdoor activities
When those spring temperatures start heating up and flowers begin to bloom, everyone gets an itch to be outside. Here are some family fun activities to enjoy outdoors this spring.
Bike paths
Bike riding around the neighborhood is always a blast, but spring is a wonderful time to explore an area bike path. Spring temperatures are just right for the kiddos to pedal a longer distance. Look for family-friendly bike paths or trails that aren't too long or hilly if you have younger riders. For tweens and teens, get them out there peddling in nature -- the longer the better. Tweens and teens will be proud of completing a path and will have great pictures to post. Just remember the snacks and plenty of water.
Tulip farm
Tulips are one of those wonders of spring that just make you smile. If you've never visited a tulip farm, make it a point to do it this spring before the petals fade away. Tulip farms are a stunning place to spend a sunny spring Saturday or Sunday. Some even allow visitors to cut their own, which the kiddos will love.
Hit the beach
If you live near the ocean or a lake, you know how crowded these destinations get in the summer. A warm spring day can be a lot of fun on the beach. Pack a lunch and sand toys, and don't forget the sunblock. April and May can be some of the best beach days for making sandcastles and playing with your dog without people getting in the way.
Just like bike paths, spring is one of the best times of the year to do hikes. Flowers and trees are starting to bloom again, which makes for beautiful scenery during a family hike. Kids will enjoy a hike more without the higher temperatures and the insects that summer unusually brings.
April showers, May flowers
Spring is a wonderful time of year to plan some family fun activities. Just because breaks are over, and the kiddos are back in school, doesn't mean springtime fun has to stop. There are plenty of fun family indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy this spring, from tiptoeing through the tulips and getting a head start on those sandcastle designs to exploring new museums.

Read more
Tickle the funny bone with these kids’ knock-knock jokes
Knock, knock! Who's there? The top kids knock-knock jokes
Grandpa and grandson laughing at a knock-knock joke

Knock-knock jokes have been a staple of American humor since the late 1930s. Despite the eye rolls, the knock-knock jokes have most certainly stood the test of time. Bob Dunn is thought to be the creator of knock-knock jokes since the cartoonist penned the first book containing them. The book was a huge smash and Americans became obsessed with them in the late 30s.

Turns out, though, the knock-knock setup actually appears in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, though not in the form of a joke. So, did the Bard invent knock-knock jokes? No one really knows for sure, but the knock-knock joke remains popular, especially among kids.

Read more
Funny science jokes kids will love – and you might just enjoy them, too!
Why can't you trust atoms? They make everything up! Gotta love science jokes
Smiling girl with chemistry set

Why is it so hard to get kids up in the morning? Sir Isaac Newton knows! Newton's first law says it all: "A body at rest wants to stay at rest." Getting kids to love science is a tough sell as children get older. Younger kids typically enjoy science because the subject is a fun hands-on one. Around middle and high school, though, the interest in science tends to wane.

Science jokes are a wonderful icebreaker that works to get kids thinking and make them laugh. Don't confuse science jokes with dad jokes. They're similar since both rely a bit on puns, but science jokes have a purpose, too, and are rooted in subjects like biology, physics, and chemistry. Sure, science jokes make kids smile and giggle, which is always a plus; science jokes for kids are a great way to ignite an interest in science. When the kids are done chuckling, you can talk about why the joke is funny.
Science jokes for kids
Whether you're a teacher looking for science jokes to start off a lesson or anyone who just loves the subject and making the kiddos laugh, here are the top science jokes to put under the microscope.

Read more