<p>You&#39;ll be amazed at how easy these beautiful paper flowers are to make. Grownups will need to cut out the petal shapes for younger kids, but even younger school-age children will be able to help wrap and tape the flower petals around the stems. (Remember--it doesn&#39;t have to be perfect; that&#39;s the beauty making crafts with kids--they can add their own touches and have fun, whether or not the result is perfection.)</p><p>Crepe paper is also wonderful not only because it makes beautiful, textured petals but also because it&#39;s relatively inexpensive. Choose some colors with your child and get crafting! Making paper flowers is an easy, fast, and economical <a href="https://www.verywell.com/spring-crafts-620472" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">spring craft for kids</a>, <a href="https://www.verywell.com/fun-and-easy-valentine-crafts-for-kids-620475" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">Valentine craft</a>, or a fun project for a birthday party or anytime of the year when you want to brighten your day with some beautiful blossoms!</p><ul><li>To make your crepe paper flowers, you will need the following:<br/><br/></li><li>crepe paper (pink, or whatever colors you prefer for the blossoms, and green for leaves)</li><li>scissors</li><li>small binder clips</li><li>Scotch Tape</li><li>wire cutters (optional--you can use utility scissors to cut the chenille stems)</li></ul>Take the crepe paper for the blossoms and cut them into 3 evenly-sized strips, about 18&#34; long.Next, stack the strips of crepe paper so that they&#39;re lined up and clip them together. This will make it easier for you to cut out several strips of petals at once. Trim off any uneven ends so that all three strips are well-aligned.<p>To make your flowers, cut out petal shapes in the crepe paper strips, taking care to keep them attached at the bottom (see photo). You can make your petals fat or lean--experiment with different types to see what you like--but keep the petals on each strip as close to consistent as you can.</p><p>This step is best done by an adult, though older grade-schoolers who have good hand-eye coordination and fine motor-skill <a href="https://www.verywell.com/your-growing-grade-schooler-620718" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">physical development</a> may be able to cut out their own petals. Make sure older kids use extreme caution when handling scissors, especially if they are sharp.</p><p>Another way to make petals is by folding up the strips of crepe paper to make your cutouts. Fold about an inch or a bit less, depending on the narrowness of the petals you want to make.</p><p>This method goes a bit faster because you don&#39;t need to clip the strips together, but you can&#39;t make as many petals at once because it works best if you do one or two strips at a time. You might also want to use shorter strips, about 12&#34; long, to avoid having overly fat folded strips, which can be difficult to cut.</p>If you have any leftover bit of paper at the end, trim it so that the rolled strip is completely even.Holding the folded crepe paper firmly, carefully cut a petal shape.Here is what your flower petals will look like when you unfold your crepe paper.Take your green stem and secure your strip of crepe paper to it with a bit of Scotch Tape.<p>Holding the bottom of the strip of paper, continue rolling the crepe paper around the stem to form your paper flower.</p><p>Hint: If a petal doesn&#39;t fall where you want it to, position it to where you want it so that you have a flower with petals that are balanced out. And be sure to open up the petals as you rotate so that your flower looks like a real blossom.</p>Roll one or two or even three strips of crepe paper petals onto your flower, depending on the size of the flower you want. Your crepe paper flower will look something like this.Once you have the desired blossom shape and size you want, secure the bottom of the blossom with tape.Next, make leaves for your paper flowers by cutting strips of green paper and rolling them up into 1&#34; bundles. Trim off any extra paper on the end.Take your scissors and make a cut on each side of the rolled green crepe paper (to form a triangle shape on top). Be sure to keep a portion of the bottom uncut so that you can unfold the paper later in one intact strip, as you did with the second alternate petal-making technique.Take your strip of green crepe paper leaves and roll them around the bottom of your flower. Secure with tape.Make petals using other colors of crepe paper and cutting them out into different shapes (pointy, fat and round, long and lean, and so on). The possibilities are endless, and you and your child can use your imaginations to create a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers.