Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Your Easter-Craft Projects: Easter Tulips Craft

 Project 4: Easter Tulips Craft

This fun and colorful Easter craft is easy for kids, and allows them to be creative in making their own unique flower creations. See how to make tulips out of tissue paper with your little ones.

Watch the video here:


Transcript: Easter Tulips Craft

Hello, my name is Meredith Andrews from Little Shop of Crafts in New York City, here for About.com. When most people think of Easter they think of bunnies and jelly beans but today I am going to show you how to make some lovely Easter tulips.

Easter Craft Supplies

All you need for this project is:
  • different colored tissue paper - I chose yellow, blue, pink, purple, and a little bit of green
  • a green pipe cleaner
  • a paint brush
  • a pair of scissors
  • some green paint
  • the cup part of cardboard egg carton


Fold the Craft Flowers

First, what you're going to do is cut the tissue paper into a square. I do it when it's folded over just to give the flower a little more volume. 
Now choose a complimentary color and cut that piece into a square as well. Now you're read to start making your pink and purple tulip. Cross the pieces so that they're diagonal from each other, on top of each other.


Create the Easter Craft Base

Next, you'll take the egg cup and you can paint it green. This is going to be the bottom of your tulip. Now, pick up your tissue paper and place the cup in the bottom. Now this is the part now that if you're helping a child do this you want to do yourself. You want to poke a hole in the bottom of the egg cup with a pointy pair of scissors and that will also go through the tissue paper. Nest, you take your pipe cleaner and poke that through the hole.


Add a Middle to the Easter Tulip

Now we're going to cut a piece, a strip of yellow tissue paper to act as the middle of the flower. Place that in the center of the tulip where the pipe cleaner comes up and then just wrap the pipe cleaner around it. Now give the pipe cleaner a little tug and now you have the middle of your flower. You can fluff up the sides however you'd like.


Make Easter Tulip Leaves

Last we need some leaves. Those can be done by putting a strip of green tissue paper, and then wrapping the pipe cleaner around the tissue paper.


Finish the Easter Tulip Craft

Just take your scissors and you can give your tulip a little trim to make it the size that you'd like. If you'd like, you can also add a little bit of perfume to make it the scent that you desire. Now, you have your beautiful tulip and you can make many more as you'd like, kids will love to mix and match the colors and create a beautiful garden of their own.

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