These paper tulips are a lovely spring and summer activity. They incorporate a lot of fine motor practice using pretty common materials you might have at home, and the finished product is a lovely addition to any room in the house!
- Colored construction paper
- Large hole-punch
- Straws, we used paper ($1 at Target)
- Create a simple tulip template from card stock or cardboard. Trace tulips onto colored paper; as many as you’d like!
- If your child is practicing using scissors, ask him or her to cut out the traced tulips. If you’d rather be in charge of cutting, go ahead and prepare these ahead of time.
- Accordion fold the paper tulips back and forth, starting at the bottom. The folds should be slightly wider than your hole-punch. This is great fine motor work for your child, don’t worry about perfectly straight creases!
- When the entire tulip is folded, make a hole using the hole-punch in the center. Keeping it folded, twist the straw gently back and forth to get the tulip about one inch down from the top of the straw.
- Carefully unfold the paper tulip on the straw, working back and forth between the bottom and top of the flower.
Make as many tulips as you need to fill a vase, give out as party favors, or “plant” in your garden! Enjoy!
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