Paper Roses

The shops are full of real and fake red roses in anticipation of Valentine’s Day and I really fancied a bunch in the kitchen BUT the prices at this time of year are eye watering (and I don’t like buying flowers out of season which have flown hundreds of miles to wilt on my windowsill) so I thought it would be nice to make some.

Making paper roses is one of those quick five-minute filler crafts but they have been cheering me up nicely while I have been suffering from a strange achy joint virus which started in my fingertips and seems to be leaving via my toes.

We often make tissue paper flowers and you can use pipe cleaners or bendy straws as stems but this time we used green plant sticks as I wanted that upright rose look.

Ready cut tissue paper circles make things very easy but we didn’t have any left so we cut large pieces of tissue into squares, wrapped them around the top of the stem and sticky taped them into place before arranging the petals so they looked flowery. Bonus Boy enjoyed squeezing his petals into the stem for a bud effect ( he didn’t realise this is what he was doing but when he had a moan that his wasn’t ‘puffy’ enough, the idea of a bud cheered him up!) while Darling Girl decided that our cutting was too rough and roses shouldn’t have pointy petals so we rounded them off with scissors.

Paper Roses

We think they are rather lovely!

Have you got any 5 minute quick craft ideas or something seasonal to share? If so do pop along tomorrow morning and add them to the Something for the Weekend Linky!

For more play ideas do visit Red Ted Art’s Get Crafty , Nurture Store’s Play Academy and Delicious Ambiguity’s Tot Tuesdays








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