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Kid’s craft: Tissue paper flowers for Mother’s Day

Do you need a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Do you have small children? We have a simple craft that can be completed by children of almost any age. With a few minutes and some inexpensive supplies — which you may already have lying around — you can create a handmade bouquet of paper flowers that Mom is sure to cherish.


  • Tissue paper; assorted solid colors, cut into approximately 6 inch squares
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • Ribbon


  1. Layer tissue paper squares on top of each other in multiple directions. Use multiple colors and more layers for a prettier, fuller look.
  2. Gather pieces at the center (into a cone-like shape).
  3. Fold a pipe cleaner around your finger approximately 1 inch from the end.
  4. Wrap over the gathered center of the paper.
  5. Twist pipe cleaner to hold paper in place.
  6. Fluff the edges to form the flower.

Repeat as many times as you would like to create a bouquet and tie with a ribbon for presentation.

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