We’ve made some really cute flower and butterfly crafts out of only paper. With only a few folds of colorful sheets, it’s everything you need for a bright summer, even when your real thumb isn’t so green. Now the kids will love coming up with fun layers in our Patriotic Paper Flowers Craft!
With Paper Daisies and a full Paper Flower Garden to Smiley Butterflies and Accordion Fold Butterflies, it’s amazing what you can do with only a few sheets of paper. This Patriotic Paper Flowers Craft is even more proof of that, too. And what’s great is that you can layer these flowers and make them in so many different ways. Then use other colors of paper for summer-themed flowers or any kind of flowers you choose.
Print Patriotic Paper Flowers Free Printable Template
There’s also a Free Printable Template to make our Patriotic Paper Flowers Craft even easier. Aside from the template, you’ll only need sheets of construction paper in patriotic colors, glue, and scissors.
Patriotic Paper Flowers Craft
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- Patriotic Paper Flowers Free Printable Template
- construction paper – red, white, blue
- cardstock – green
- school glue
Prepare the patterns from the given template. Select different shades of red and blue colored craft papers. Trace the template patterns on the selected papers. We like to use heavier cardstock for the stem so the finished flower is sturdier. Cut out the traced patterns.
Take the strip with zigzag edge and start creating accordion folds along the length of the strip. The zigzag edge can guide in creating neat and even accordion folds.
Keep folding the strip until reaching the other end of the strip. Apply a small amount of glue on any one folds of either open ends if the strip. Join the glued end of the strip with the other end of it to form an accordion folded ring.
Hold and gather the straight part of the folded strip; press it towards the center to flatten it. Cut out 2 small pieces of paper and apply glue on them. Place a glued paper on the center of the flattened accordion folded piece. Similarly attach the other glued paper on the other side of it.
Now take the 4 thin strips and place any one of them on a flat surface vertically. Take another strip, apply glue on the middle of the strip and attach it with the previous strip on its middle horizontally. Take the 2 other thin strips and attach them with the previous strips diagonally, forming a criss-cross pattern. Apply glue on the open end of any one of the strips and bring it towards the center. Press the glued part on the center. Similarly glue the rest of the open ends on the center of the pattern.
Take the spiral pattern and roll it from its outer edge. Continue to roll towards the center and glue the rolled part on the center. Glue the leaf cut out on the green stem.
Now layer your flower patterns. Finally attach the full flower pattern on the top end of the stem with the leaf attached to it.
A great summer craft to celebrate July 4th! Be sure to find more fun patriotic crafts at Our Kid Things!