15 Easy Paper Flowers Crafts For Toddlers, Preschoolers and Bigger Kids

Kellie Kearney

June 30, 2019

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If you need to entertain the kids for an hour, have a birthday coming up or maybe you just want to brighten up a room these easy paper flowers are suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. Get the glue gun, grab the crafty ingredients and let’s make some easy paper flowers with the kids.

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Get Creative With These Easy Paper Flowers

There are so many techniques and tools to make paper flowers from using origami, tissue paper, card and even cupcake liners. It all just depends on how creative you are, but here are 15 easy paper flowers projects to try with your child.

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Paper Flower Garden

paper flower garden

Step into spring with this beautiful and simple paper flower garden. This easy paper flower craft from Just Between Friends is guaranteed to brighten up any room, and would be great for decorating a card or poster.

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Origami Paper Flowers

origami paper flowers

This origami flower paper craft from Simple Origami For Kids makes a fun project, and you can decorate the walls, make homemade cards or even give a few flowers to a favourite Nana or Auntie.

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Rolled Paper Roses

rolled paper roses

Easy Peasy and Fun created another easy paper flowers card idea for kids to get creative with. It looks pretty difficult to make, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simply it really is. These rolled paper roses would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or even a Get Well Soon card.

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Paper Cupcake Flowers

paper cupcake flowers

Let the kids get creative (and recycle those old tins!) with this paper cupcake flowers project from DIY Network. A couple of cupcake cases, bendy wires, buttons and some glue will create this beautiful little bouquet. You can then create a matching vase with a clean tin can and some paints. Perfect for a birthday gift, Mother’s Day or just to brighten up the playroom.

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Accordion Folder Paper Flowers

accordion paper flowers

An easy paper flowers crafty session from Mom Junction which is ideal for smaller kids and toddlers. It may even come in handy during the summer months if you need to cool down!

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Springtime Liquid Water Paper Flowers

liquid watercolour flowers

Want flowers that bloom all year round? Using coffee filters, these DIY flowers from Kiwi Co are fun to make and the kids will love watching the colours mix together as they make their blooming bouquet.

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Cherry Blossom Flower Paper Tree

cherry blossom tree

Thinking about some new wall art? What about your very own cherry blossom tree? If you are not keen on the kids painting the walls (understandably!), pick up a medium-sized inexpensive canvas and let them get creative safely. This flower craft from Pink Stripey Socks is absolutely stunning!

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Fresh Blooming Paper Flower

paper flowers for kids landscape

Looking to decorate your home with some long-lasting flowers, then paper is the way forward. These stunning paper flowers are simple to make and would be a beautiful gift too.

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Wall Flowers

giant spring flowers collage

Isn’t this adorable from Buggy and Buddy? Such an easy paper flowers craft for toddlers or preschoolers, and a wonderful way to brighten up any room.

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Paper Craft Necklace

paper craft flower necklace

This beautiful paper craft from Creative Bug will add colour to any outfit, and perfect for dressing up and costumes. Children will love adding the fringe details and fluffy pom pom centres. Some ‘bling’ would be even more amazing!

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Tissue Flower Pot

tissue paper flowerpot landscape

No paper flower craft is complete without your very own customised flower pot like this cute one from From ABCs to ACTs. Fill it with some individual paper flowers that you have made from one of the lovely projects above.

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Paper Flower Wreath

paper flower wreath craft landscape

Get the kids practising their shape-cutting skills with this beautiful paper flower wreath project from First Palette. For this one you will need a variety of coloured paper, a paper plate, glue, buttons, some string and a scissors. It’s the perfect project for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Paper Flower Crown


Flower crowns are all the rage at present. Why not make a paper flower crown with some recycled egg cartons? This pretty flower crown from Hello Wonderful is perfect for celebrating any occasion with the little ones.

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Paper Flower Wands

paper wands

Forget about fairy wands this summer, it’s all about flower wands! Toddlers will love this paper craft from Belle and Boo – it is perfect for little hands.

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Paper Stick Flowers

string flower craft

This one should keep them quiet for a while, and it might save you a few pennies on the next birthday coming up too! This easy paper flowers craft from Hello Wonderful is great for practicing fine motor skills as they will learn to thread. Try a flower, heart, star or any other shape that appeals.

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Have you tried any of these easy paper flowers projects with your child? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: June 30th, 2019 / Categories: Things To Do, Things To Do Mobile / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Kellie Kearney

Award-winning blogger Kellie Kearney is a mammy of six. Kellie spends her days bribing her kids, counting to three and making memories, whatever the weather, finding free or cheapish family-friendly days out just so they will sleep through the night! (She also hosts a series ‘Adventures of Eire’ over on her award-winning parenting blog www.mylittlebabog.com)

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