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5-Step Tissue Paper Flowers for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up fast (May 10 to be exact!) and if you're like most parents who rely on those wonderful teachers to bring home crafted gifts... you might be out of luck this year. With schools closed through the end of the year, it looks like we're going to have to get crafty at home to make this day extra special! These tissue paper flowers are an incredibly simple yet beautiful little gift idea for Mom this year.

We think they would make for lovely table center pieces for her to enjoy a carefully cooked breakfast or even to send in the mail to a friend. You can easily add stems to these flowers as well if you have pipe cleaners on hand or any bendy material. Likewise, they could also be hung around the room by wrapping string around the center fold after the flowers have been completed. Lots of great options for these beautiful little flowers! We hope you have fun with them.

All you need is:

Tissue paper (4 pieces per flower cut 8"x8")
Scissors or rotary cutter
Ruler
Stapler
Pipe cleaner or string (optional to be used as the 'stem' or to hang)

Here's how you make them in just 5 simple steps:

1. Cut four layers of tissue paper in a square shape (8"x8"works great)

Tissue Paper Flowers Mother's Day Craft

2. Accordion fold the four layers of tissue paper (about 5-6 folds depending on your square size)

Tissue Paper Flowers Mother's Day Craft

3. Staple the folded tissue paper in the middle to hold it in place

Tissue Paper Flowers Mother's Day Craft

4. Cut rounded ends on both sides to create a soft petal look

Tissue Paper Flowers Mother's Day Craft

5. Carefully 'fluff' your flower by separating each sheet of tissue paper. It's easiest to do this by holding the center at the staple and pushing upward to create a flower look rather than just a ball shape.

Tissue Paper Flowers Mother's Day Craft

Tissue Paper Flowers Mother's Day Craft

You can wrap a pipe cleaner around the bottom center part to create a stem, or tie a string and hang them from the ceiling to create a 'flower shower' decorative look. Another great way to arrange them is is to simply place them in a bowl and use them as a center piece.

If you enjoyed this craft, let us know below in the comments! We'd love to see how you and your little ones had fun making them.

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