These construction paper flowers are SO SIMPLE to make. They’re made entirely from cut out heart shapes! And best of all, you only need really simple craft supplies to make them – construction paper, a popsicle stick and a pom pom.
Construction Paper Flowers
You can make this pretty paper heart craft in less than 10 minutes using really simple craft supplies. If you know how to cut out a heart shape, you’re all set!
These easy construction paper flowers are great for spring, summer or any time. Wouldn’t these heart flowers be lovely to give as a homemade gift on Mother’s Day?
Video Tutorial: Easy Construction Paper Flowers
*Note: Scroll down for the step-by-step photo tutorial.
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We used green popsicle sticks from the dollar store, but if you only have plain ones, you can use a marker to colour them green, or even paint them green.
If you don’t have popsicle sticks, try using a wooden skewer, pipe cleaner, drinking straw – or whatever else you can find at home!
How to Make Construction Paper Flowers
Only have white paper at home? No problem! Use markers to draw pretty shapes and patterns on the petals to make them colourful and even more personalized.
Construction Paper Flowers
- Tacky glue
- Fold the shorter edge of a piece of construction paper up by about 1.25 inches (3 cm). Try not to fold up more than that or the paper won’t be long enough to make the number of folds we need.
- NOTE: The next few steps will show you how to fold the paper so you can cut all 4 hearts at once. If that sounds too complicated, you can stop here and just cut out 4 similar hearts on this fold, 4 different times.Flip the paper over and again make a 1.25 inch (3 cm) fold. We need to fold accordion style until you’ve made 7 folds total.
- Unfold your paper slightly so you can see the edges. Find the edge that has 4 folds – in the photo, the edge on the right side has 4 folds.
- Cut a half heart shape on that edge.
- You should end up with 4 equally sized hearts. Follow similar steps on green construction paper to make 2 smaller heart leaves.
- You can use any kind of white glue to attach the hearts. I find that tacky glue works well because it’s stickier than normal white glue and holds things in place much better while you’re making your craft. Add a small dab of white glue on the end of the green popsicle stick.
- Press the point of one of the hearts onto the dab of glue.
- Next, add another dab of glue and attach the sideways heart, as shown in the photo.
- Add a dab of glue and attach the other sideways heart, again on top of the first heart. Make sure the points of the hearts overlap a little.
- Add a dab of glue and attach the point of the last heart so the heart is facing downwards.
- Squeeze one last dab of glue to the middle of the flower. Press the pom pom into the middle dab of glue.
- Add two small dabs of glue onto the popsicle sticks then attach the green hearts to the popsicle stick to make the leaves of the flower.
- Your construction paper flower is complete! Repeat the steps to make flowers in all your favourite colours!
You can use any kind of pom pom for the middle – big, small, sparkly, fuzzy.
Or if you prefer, you can cut out a small circle or heart from yellow paper for the middle. You can even draw a face on it for the middle of your flower.
This was the first time my 7 year old has made heart shapes, so I drew the shape on the folded paper and passed it to her to cut out. She was able to do the rest of this paper heart craft completely by herself.
These construction paper flowers are such a great craft for spring and summer and a great kids craft for Mother’s Day. Hang them on the wall or fridge or use them as decorations in the doll house. This paper heart craft is quick and easy for kids of all ages.
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