You will need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Tissue paper in a variety of colours
  • Scissors

What to do:
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  • Cut five sheets of tissue paper to the same size. The bigger the sheets, the bigger the flowers. Mix two or more colours of paper to make really cool-looking flowers
  • Stack the sheets one on top of the other so they overlap exactly. Cut both ends of the paper into points or scallops to make your flowers more interesting and varied
  • Fold the stack of tissue paper like an accordion or fan; first to one side, then to the other. Make sure the folds are even
  • Bend a pipe cleaner 6cm from its top and wrap it tightly around the centre of the folded tissue paper. Twist the short end of the pipe cleaner around the long end so that it holds the paper together. This is your stem
  • Make your flower bloom by gently separating the sheets of tissue paper and fluffing them out