Let’s make pop-up spring flowers! Daffodils and tulips are blooming- let’s decorate some paper, cut them out and glue them together to make our own bouquets.
White Cardstock or Copy Paper for vase, flowers, stems, and centers (3-4 sheets)
Black or any color paper you’d like for background (Cardstock or construction paper)
Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
Paperclips, optional but helpful
Let’s Get Started!
Flower templates attached or use these as guides and free hand your own shapes. If your printer allows, use cardstock as the heavier weight of the paper will make the flowers “pop” and hold their form. If you only have copy paper, this will work just fine too!
**Decorate the petals, stems, centers and vase before cutting them out.
Let’s make the vase first: cut the decorated vase out. The paper is 4.5” x 6”. Fold the ends on dotted lines and glue the folds to the background. The vase should pop off page. You might use some paperclips to hold in place until glue dries.
Stems: give them some color and glue flat on background- as if coming out of the vase. Vary the lengths of the stems to give them some variety and to make room for the flowers- the stars of the show!!!
To make a tulip:
Cut out 4 decorated tulip shapes. Fold along center of each petal and glue sides together so you have a 3-D tulip. You can now glue a flat side to the background at the top of one of your stems.
To make a daffodil: (4 petal flowers with square center)
Decorate and cut out. Fold the petals up, along square center (there are dotted lines on template) Glue the flat square to the top of a stem. Now, add a center.
Cut out a strip of paper. Cut fringes, roll up, fold over a little bit on the side that doesn’t have fringe and glue to center of flower.
To make the 8 petal flowers:
There are two sizes- big and small. Decorate and cut out. Fold along doted lines and then, make 1 cut between two petals. But only cut to center.
Slide these two petals, back to front and glue together. You might need a paperclip to keep flower petals together until dry, but you can go ahead and glue another petal flat to the top of another stem.
Included on the sheet are some shapes that look like an X with a circle center. Decorate and then cut out. Fold the arms of the X up or curl them. You can wrap around a pencil to give it some roundness. Glue circle center to the center of the flower.
Now, your vase should be full of colorful, spring flowers! And they won’t wilt!