Tissue Paper Tulips

by Aubrey on March 23, 2011

Kid's Craft Tissue Tulips

I love Spring!  It is an exciting time as blossoms pop on tree and flowers begin to grow.  Tulips have to be one of my favorites, so I thought it would be fun to make Tissue Paper Tulips.

Tissue Tulip Supplies


  • a sketch of  a tulip cut out
  • scissors
  • clue
  • tape
  • tissue paper cut into squares
  • styrofoam cup (optional)
  • popsicle stick/craft stick

We started by rolling up a bunch of tissue paper squares into balls.  I was surprised by how much my two year old really enjoyed it.  After we got enough to cover the tulip we spread glue all over the top and placed the tissue paper all over it.  Then we taped a craft stick onto the back of the tulip.  I then trimmed down the styrofoam cup because it was a little too tall and cut a slit in the bottom.  We then stuck the tulip in the cup and talked about how flowers grow.   I put the flower down low in the cup and made it grow as we talked about how they need sun, water, and nutrients from the soil.  The girls had a fun time helping their flowers grow.

Happy Spring!


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Destri March 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

So cute, and so easy! I love how they make them grow out of the cup. Plus it is a great way to use up crinkled tissue :)


Jessica at Me Sew Crazy March 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

awww – my kids would love this!!!


Melissa Lewis - Midwest Magnolia March 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

What a cute little idea. Will have to do this with my toddler:)


Meghan March 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

How fun! Thanks for the idea! I think we’ll be trying this one soon. It would be fun to let them decorate the cup too. :)


kate March 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

How dare you Aubrey. I hate it.

That is that you are clearly flaunting the fact that:

1. You have grass in the photo.
2. That you can even consider seeing ‘real’ tulips in your garden right now.
3. That your delightful children be dare to be seen in bare feet and sun dresses and shorts.

Let me put you straight. Here in the wastelands of the north we have just had anther 5cm of snow, it is wet and heavy spring snow, my boys did indeed play outside in bare feet but had to run inside after 5 minutes because their toes had turned red, and as for bulbs. I think we’ll be lucky if we start spring by the 21st of June….aka ‘summer’.

jealous of Calgary


Destri March 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

But you see Kate, you can just get us back when we are in the sweltering heat with 98% humidity! We have to flaunt it while we got it ;).
I kinda feel like I didn’t get enough of winter…I know, I shouldn’t have said that, but I really needed to make soup more!


Aubrey March 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Kate, I’m sorry…that does sound miserable, but I agree with Destri…it’s going to get HOT way to quick around here!


Gianne April 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

New follower here at http://www.cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com I love the beautiful things you do!



Destri May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

Thanks so much Gianne! Off to check out your place :)


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