Paper Flowers are a great way to recycle kids art work or scrap paper. I love to use paper that’s wrinkled, and has a few weird scribbles over it, so no one wants to use it again. I get my kids to either paint over the whole thing in 1 color, or a few colors in the same color temperature, to avoid that beautiful shade of brown. So warm tones would be, red, orange, yellow, pink and cool tones would be green, blue, purple. It’s also perfect for those experimental pieces of art, you know the ones that are just so fun your child makes 50 different versions. They all have beautiful colors and look really cool, but honestly what will you do with them?! Well paper flowers is a perfect solution!
Once you’ve made them there are so many different possibilities on how to use them. You can add them to a picture frame, like we did, as you can see below. Or use them for a mobile, garland, on a card, to decorate a cork board, to make a hair clip or even fascinator, like we did here. Ok let’s get into it!
PAPER FLOWER SUPPLIES:
- Some colorful old artwork. Feel free to paint over the old art as well,
it can add some fun texture.
- Glue – we used hot glue, but you can use school glue too.
MAKE IT: PAPER FLOWERS
The center of the flower really pulls it together. Below we have a couple
different ways to make the center of your flower.
Start with a square piece of paper and position it so it looks like a
diamond. Fold the right side over to the center, then fold the left side
over to the center and glue the overlap. Cones work really great together,
they remind me a lot of Calla Lily’s.
Play around with layering and combining all of these techniques. Here are
some of the ways we used our upcycled paper flowers. We glued some
onto a painted dollar store frame, and from the others made a fascinator
out of them, which you can do too, by clicking here.
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