These showy carnation flowers are surprisingly easy to make for kids of all ages.
By: Andrea Mulder-Slater
What You Need:
- Tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners
What You Do:
Cut 6 to 8 pieces of tissue paper into squares. The size will determine how big your flowers are.
Layer the tissue paper pieces into a stack.
Fold the paper – accordion style.
Tie a ribbon or piece of string around the middle of the folded stack.
Trim the ends with scissors so they are rounded.
Carefully start pulling the sheets apart. Don’t worry if they tear a little.
Leave only one side “fluffed out” or continue to the other side.
Make a colourful stem by stringing beads on two pipe cleaners.