Tissue Paper Flowers for Kids to Make

by Karen & Grace Morris

Your kids can make tissue paper flowers such as chrysanthemums, roses, or a forsythia.

Tissue paper just looks like flowers to me. It comes in so many bright colors.

Click the pictures to go to the individual tissue paper flowers.

Easter Lily

Easter lily

Easter lilies are a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You will see them during Easter time.

What you need;

  • White tissue paper 10 1/2 by 19 3/4 inches
  • Yellow tissue paper 7 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Tape
put the yellow tissue inside the white

Fold the white tissue paper in half. Put your small strip of yellow tissue paper on top. Bring the two ends of the white paper together. Twist the bottom and tape.

lily step3

Cut the top of your white tissue paper to make four scallops. Also twist the yellow paper and cut at an angle to make the stamens. Twist the bottom of the lily.  Fold petals down so that they overlap some.

Stick the green pipe cleaner in the bottom of your flower, tape.

Make a bouquet of Easter lilies for the center of your table this Easter.


paper forsythia

Forsythia is a spring blooming bush. We had a bush in our yard and would cut the branches for bouquets.


  • Brown paper bag strip 2 by 9 inches for center stem
  • Several more paper bag pieces two inches by how long you want for side branches.
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • White glue
cut pieces

Cut several pieces of yellow tissue paper in 1 by 1 inch pieces.

twist paper

Cut several pieces of yellow tissue paper in 1 by 1 inch pieces. Twist the strip of paper bag. I made one more paper piece that was 2 by 4 inches.  Glue your branches on the center piece. Roll tissue into balls.

glue tissue to paper

 Glue balls on the branches so that it looks like a forsythia.



Chrysanthemum comes from the Greek words chrysos that means gold and the word anthemon that means flower. However, they come in many other colors besides gold or yellow. Sometimes they are also called mums.

When I was a kid, we used old wire coat hangers and tissue paper to make chrysanthemums. I don’t even think that you can find wire hanger today.

By the way, if you don’t like yellow use your favorite colors.

You will need;

  • Tissue paper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaner

Cut tissue paper;

  • One piece of yellow tissue paper 6 1/2 by 8 inches
  • Two pieces of yellow tissue paper 6 1/2 by 11 inches
  • Two pieces of yellow tissue 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
folded tissue

Fold each piece of tissue paper back and forth like a fan or accordion.

add stem

Place the two 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch paper on top of the two 6 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Place the largest piece behind all the pieces.  Place a pipe cleaner over the papers. Fold the pipe cleaner over. Twist to secure. Unfold and fluff the tissue paper into a flower shape.

(In Japan, they celebrate the mum in the "Festival of Happiness").

Tissue Paper flowers


For this craft you will need;

  • Tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
glue tissue to pipe cleaner

Cut a strip of tissue paper 2 inches by 20 inches. Glue a short end of the paper to the pipe cleaner. Continue to roll the strip on the end of the pipe cleaner until you reach the end of the strip, glue.

round top of tissue

Cut another strip of tissue paper 4 inches by 20 inches. Fold the strip in half, then fold into thirds. Round the top to make scallops.

cut on folds

Unfold and on the fold lines make a cut stopping about 1 inch from the edge.

Place glue on one of the short ends and place over the tissue on the pipe cleaner. Roll loosely. You will want to place the cut ends so that they are approximately in the center of the last scallop. Fold the scallops down to make a rose. Hold the bottom of the tissue tight next to the pipe cleaner. When you are finished rolling, glue the end, then twist the pipe cleaner around the end of the tissue.

You don’t have to have a green thumb to make tissue paper flowers.

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