Today we’re sharing with you how to make Paper Lavender Flowers at home. Lavenders are one of our all time favourite flowers. We always marvel at how many bees they attract and the children just adore to rub their hands over the flowers and breathe in the gorgeous fragrance.
These paper flowers look so pretty and are simpler to make than you might think! You can easily cut the paper shapes yourself but for those of you that prefer it we’ve even got a free printable template for you too.
This flower craft is such a fun way to enjoy lavender flowers all year round. We think they’re just darling for Mother’s Day. They look pretty in a vase, are great for sticking onto greeting cards or gifts and are fun for imaginative play too!
Flowers made of paper can be lots of fun for kids to play with too. One of our favourite things is to give the paper lavender flowers a quick spritz of perfume. It gives an additional sensory element to them and makes them extra fun and realistic for the children to use in imaginative play!
Here are a few more flower crafts you might like to try too. Just click on these links or the photos to go to the full tutorials. Readers have enjoyed Sponge Flower Painting, Tissue Paper Snowdrops, Candy Flowers and Pop Up Daffodils.
Lavender Flower Making Craft
Paper Flower Craft Supplies
- Free Printable Template (Collect yours at the bottom of this post.)
- Crepe Paper
- Green Paper
How To Make Paper Lavender Flowers Step By Step
1 – To make the stems for your paper lavender flowers cut a strip of green paper approximately 8 x 2 inches. Starting at a corner roll the paper tightly diagonally.
2 – Continue to roll the green paper until you reach the other end. Apply a dab of glue to keep your flower stem rolled.
3 – Use the printable template (get your at the bottom of this post) and cut out two pieces of crepe paper.
4 – To make the smallest lavender flower petals cut a fringe all along one side of the small piece of crepe paper. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through!
5 – To make the larger lavender petals glue along one length of the large tapered piece of crepe paper.
6 – Fold the crepe paper in half lengthways and glue together. Cut a fringe all along the folded side. If you really want to add authenticity to your finished homemade paper flowers then make the cuts smaller at the narrow end and bigger at the wider end.
7 – Now your lavender flower petals are ready to be attached to your flower stem. Starting with the smaller fringe, glue all along the uncut side and wrap it tightly around the paper stem slowly moving downwards as you go.
8 – When the small fringe is stuck on repeat the same process with the large fringe. Remember to start with the narrow end.
9 – Trace the leaf pattern from the free printable template on to your green craft paper and cut it out. Glue the lavender leaves around the stem below the flower.
Now your paper lavender flowers are ready for playing with or for popping into a vase or glueing onto a greetings card. Aren’t they lovely!
Lavender Flower Making With Crepe Paper Is Easy with Our Free Printable Template. Click Here To Download Your PDF.
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