How to make a bouquet of paper roses with your kids
I used to do crafts with my kids at least once a week. We’d wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, quietly get the crafting supplies out and look for something fun to create. It was a way to let my husband get a little extra sleep—I don’t really like to sleep in so I was happy to give him that luxury—and I was always looking forward to that bonding experience with my kids. It was filling our creative cup and teaching them new skills.
For Valentine’s Day, we made a nice bouquet of paper roses.
It’s a relatively easy craft to do with your kids, a great alternative to a fresh flower bouquet and a lasting decoration. The following tutorial will teach you how to make a bouquet of paper roses in eight easy steps.
8-step tutorial to make a bouquet of paper roses
Get your supplies ready:
- A few sheets of construction paper (red or rose for a classic look, or multicolour if you’re feeling funky!)
- Glue gun and glue
- 2-inch ball (styrofoam, foam or pompom—whatever you can find that is round and will sit nicely on top of a toilet paper roll)
- Toilet paper roll
- Aluminum foil
Draw spirals on your construction paper. We hand drew ours and made different sizes. The biggest were approximately 4 inches in diameter.
Cut them out. This job can be done by your kid—it’s a great fine motor skill exercise!
Roll them and glue the bottom. Watch this video by The Crafty Mom for more in-depth instructions.
Your roses are done! Follow the next steps to create the vase and assemble the bouquet.
Cut a sheet of aluminum foil about two inches larger than the height of the toilet paper roll and an inch longer than the circumference.
Cover the surface of the toilet paper roll with the foil. Fold the extra foil inside the roll so it stays in place (one inch at the top and one at the bottom).
Glue the ball at the top of the toilet paper roll.
Make the bouquet by using some glue to arrange the flowers together on the ball.
Voilà! You now have a beautiful bouquet of paper roses. Give it to a loved one or enjoy!
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I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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