April flowers…

Yay, it’s springtime! Spring is one of my favorite seasons! As you know, April showers bring May flowers, but what about April flowers? I think that April flowers deserve to be mentioned too, don’t you? Today I’m going to tell you how to make flowers out of tissue paper. If flowers aren’t allowed to grow in April, at least you can make some! They’re super easy and super fun for spring! The materials you will need are two sheets of tissue paper (any color), two pipe cleaners (preferably green) and a pair of scissors. (This will make two flowers.)  


Directions

  1. Stack the two pieces of tissue paper on top of each other. Fold an edge of the sheets of tissue paper over about an inch. (It doesn’t have to be accurate.) Flip the sheets over and fold the other side about the same amount, accordion style. Continue doing this until you reach the end of the sheet. You will be left with a long folded strip of tissue paper.   
  2. Cut the strip in half. Take the scissors and clip the two ends of the strips (cut through all the layers) so that they’re curved.
  3. Take the pipe cleaner and wrap it around the strips in the middle, twisting it so it’s secure. This will be your stem. 
  4. Gently unfold the paper, fluffing it up and separating the two layers of paper to create the blossom. Be careful not to tear the tissue paper!  
  5. Repeat all the steps to make as many flowers as you want!
  6. Don’t forget to throw away your trash! 
  7. Enjoy your cheerful spring flowers!

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