How To Make a Tissue Paper Sunflower Craft

Let’s make a tissue paper sunflower craft with kids.

Make a pretty DIY tissue paper flower craft with kids. This will make a beautiful art piece to hang in their bedroom or playroom.

Tissue paper sunflower craft for kids
Make a bright and colorful sunflower made out of tissue paper.

This tissue paper sunflower craft is perfect for kids of all ages. For younger kids, you might want to draw a flower, or you can print our sunflower template. Older kids who love drawing might want to sketch their own. This craft project is a fairly independent activity but you will need to help younger kids with sketching and using scissors. If you hang onto gift wrap and tissue paper from presents like I do, then this is an inexpensive craft to make. The best part is it doesn’t matter if it’s torn or crinkled because you are going to scrunch it into balls anyway.

How to make a tissue paper sunflower

We’ve previously shared a tutorial on how to draw a sunflower. You can use this template for your tissue paper sunflower craft, or sketch your own. I used the template and enlarged it on my printer at home.

Supplies to make a tissue paper sunflower including tissue paper in yellow, green, blue, black, and brown and a sunflower printable.
Supplies to make a tissue paper sunflower.

Supplies needed to make a tissue paper flower

  • Card stock
  • Tissue paper – yellow, black, brown, blue, and green
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or use your printer to enlarge our sunflower template

Craft tip: If you don’t have tissue paper, you can also use crepe paper streamers to make this project.

Instructions for making a DIY tissue paper flower

Small pieces of black tissue paper being cut up and scrunched into a ball to make the center of a sunflower.
Scrunch small pieces of black tissue paper and glue them in place for the center of the sunflower.
Step 1

Cut small pieces of black tissue paper. There is no exact size for this and they don’t have to be perfectly straight. You can even tear pieces if you don’t want to use scissors. Scrunch them into a ball and attach them to the center of the flower using glue.

A printable sunflower being covered in balls of yellow, brown, and black tissue paper to make sunflower art.
Attach small balls of tissue paper to a piece of card stock to make a sunflower.
Step 2

Continue with the method in step 1 of cutting and scrunching the paper. Work from the inside of the flower to the outside of the card stock attaching it in place using the glue stick. Use brown and then yellow until the sunflower is covered in tiny paper balls.

Two shades of green tissue paper being scrunched to create a stem, leaves, and grass on a craft project.
Scrunch green tissue paper to create a stem and grass on your art piece.
Step 3

Continue with green tissue paper to make a stem, leaves, and grass along the bottom of the craft.

Tissue paper scrunched and glued to paper to make a sunflower.
Blue tissue paper scrunched to make a bright summer sky around a sunflower.
Step 4

The last step is to scrunch blue tissue paper to create the sky around your sunflower. You can use different shades of blue if you like, or even add white clouds too.

Our finished sunflower craft
Tissue paper sunflower craft for kids to make at home.
A finished sunflower craft made with tissue paper.
Yield: 1

How To Make a Tissue Paper Sunflower Craft

Tissue paper sunflower craft for kids

Make a bright and colorful tissue paper sunflower craft with kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Tissue paper - yellow, black, brown, blue, and green
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil or use your printer to enlarge our sunflower template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Sketch or print a picture of a sunflower.
  2. Cut small pieces of tissue paper.
  3. Scrunch the tissue paper pieces into small balls.
  4. Starting at the center of the flower and working to the edge of the card stock, attach the balls of tissue paper using a glue stick.

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