Learn how to create beautiful paper flowers, no watering required!

Time required 30-60 minutes.

Difficulty level Easy. Suitable for all ages.

You will need:

• 10 sheets of square tissue paper (for flower)

• Coloured card or paper (for stem & leaves)

• Coloured card or paper (for background)

• Scissors

• Thread

• Gluestick


For the flower:

1. Layer up your tissue.

2. Zigzag fold all of the layers together into one long strip.

3. Fold in half. Wind the thread around the centre several times and tie securely.

4. Cut each end to a point.

5. Fan out the paper at each end.

6. Peel up the layers of paper one by one. Shape each layer to create petals.

For the leaves and stem:

7. Cut a long piece of paper for the stem.

8. Zigzag fold the length of paper.

9. Cut out a leaf shape.

The finished product:

10. Put all the parts together on your background sheet of paper, once you are happy, stick them in place. Sign your work. :)

Further options:

  • Try sticking two half flowers together to create a full flower head.

  • Try using other materials from your home to create a stalk.

  • Try different sizes and different types of paper.

You could display the flowers in a vase in your window or hang them with string.

If you live with other people why don’t you all have a go at making these flowers.

Show us your finished work on our Instagram or Facebook page!

Even though the centre is closed we are still here with our team working from home.

In March, like so many other premises, our centre at 18 Harbour Street closed temporarily due to coronavirus infection concerns. We are not surpised to hear from people that they greatly miss the social atmosphere of the centre. Our primary hope is for the centre to reopen as soon as is possible.

We know how important it is for people to have somewhere to go during their week where they can see a friendly face and to learn new skills.

Until we can reopen with the new social distancing and hygiene procedures in place we are still here and you can contact us if you need to.

We are creating new ideas for online creative classes, video art lessons and also a virtual cafe where people can talk and share their thoughts.

To keep connected we will be sharing new activities online or by delivering these to you. We are finding out how coronavirus is affecting our community so that we can organise this in the best way. Not everyone is connected to the internet and so we are exploring ways to help connect people who might be missing out on online opportunities.

We are all in this together and we will do whatever we can to help bring the colour back to our community

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