Join us on our latest craft adventure – this time we are making a bouquet of paper roses! Grab your coloured paper and sharpen your scissors because this easy, kid-friendly project will put cut flowers to shame and make Mums smile.
Here’s what you will need:
- coloured cards for the roses – go with Mum’s favourite colour – we recommend Artoz A4 CARD 220gsm plain coloured (AZ650696)
- coloured paper for the stems – go green or go crazy with colours, it’s up to you – we recommend Artoz A4 100gsm plain coloured (AZ650796)
- a pair of scissors
- glue – any paper glue will do but we recommend the Tombow Glue Stick (TBPTM)
- a pencil
- a colourful string or ribbon (optional)
- glitter (optional)
Step 1. First we make the roses’ heads. Lay out your first card and draw a line in the
middle. Draw another line across, so that you get two squares. Don’t worry too much if they are not perfect; it won’t ruin your roses.
Step 3. Roll up the paper strip between your fingers starting from the outside and moving along the spiral until you get to the middle.
Step 4. Apply a generous amount of glue in the middle of the spiral and push down the petals until the glue dries. Your flower head is ready, now repeat it as many times as many roses you want to make.
Step 6. Take a half-sheet and draw a diagonal line. Fold the paper along this line and start rolling it up tightly until you get to the ‘leaves’.
Step 7. Fold the leaves to the opposite sides of the stem until you are happy with the shape, then glue the stem together. Leave it under something heavy to dry completely. Now make as many stems as there are rose heads.
Step 8. Take a stem, fold one end slightly and apply glue on it. Then take a flower head and press it firmly onto the stem. Repeat this with all your roses and leave them to dry.
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Lawrence Art Supplies wishes everyone a Very Happy Mother’s Day!