Paper May Day Flowers {and a tutorial}

Today was a great day at the school!  This is a craft that all of the kids (ages 6-13) enjoyed doing. 


Here’s ours in the recycled newspaper woven baskets we made last week.


~Now for the tutorial~

Cut 2 sizes of circles from tissue paper.  You could recycle wrinkled tissue paper from presents and packages because they will get wrinkled while making these flowers.  You will need at least 12-15 circles for each flower.  I made mine approx. 3.5 inches for the small circle, and 4 inches for the large circle. You also need a pipe cleaner.


stack the small circles on top of the large circles and punch 2 (tiny) holes in the center.


Loop one end of the pipe cleaner through the holes, going up and then down. 


It will look like this on the back of the flower


Twist the short end around the long end of the pipe cleaner


Scrunch each circle~ one at a time~ untill all of the petals are scrunched up.


you did it! 


side view



About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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4 Responses to Paper May Day Flowers {and a tutorial}

  1. Tamara Hogsett says:

    WOW! You made it look so easy. THANKS for sharing! Hugs from WA!

  2. Those are beautiful, yet simple.
    Thank you.

  3. salleybee says:

    I was hoping some little girls would think this would be a fine birthday present for Gramie. 😉

  4. Connie says:

    Darling, sweetpea!

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