Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Making of Tissue Paper Flower

Yes, tissue paper. Oh, not those that are used for wiping mouth / sweat / tears. It is an useful craft material, and is available in Art Friend.

Our first project with tissue paper - making a flower!




Materials for this project:

  • Tissue paper 
  • Pipe cleaner / Chenille stem
  • Scissors

Just seven steps and you'll have a beautiful flower!



Step 1: Cut 4-6 pieces of tissue paper, each about 15cm x 15cm
Step 2: Stack the pieces of tissue paper, and fold about 1.5cm from one edge
Step 3: Continue to make accordion fold
Step 4: Secure the centre using pipe cleaner / chenille stem
Step 5: Cut the edges in desired shape (we cut round shape for this flower)
Step 6: Open up the "fan"
Step 7: Carefully separate the layers one by one

In addition, we made a vase using toilet roll to hold the flower.



Making accordion folds helps children in developing fine motor skills and concentration. The separation of layers of tissue paper is quite challenging for younger children, so daddies and mummies, please help in this step!



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11 comments :

  1. They look very happy with their creations . Well done.

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  2. This is so pretty, Waiwai! Vibrant and colourful! Oh yeah, I should teach my girl how to make the folds too. Thanks for sharing and for linking up! =)

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  3. So pretty!!! They would have made great teacher's day gift...... Bookmarking this up!

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    1. Thanks Irene! It is very easy to make! Am sure the teachers would love the flowers!

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  4. Wow! This is so creative & simple to do! Definitely want to try this soon. Thanks for linking up! :)

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  5. Thanks Winnie! Would love to link up often!

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  6. Oh can I know where you bought this tissue paper?

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    1. Hi, I bought mine from Art Friends at Bras Basah Complex.

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    2. Oh thanks!!

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