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How To Make A Paper Poinsettia

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This paper poinsettia will bring some more holiday spirit to your home this season! The bright colors scream Christmas and will catch the eyes of your guests!

Poinsettias are one of the most popular flowers when it comes to Christmas arrangements. Now your kiddos can get in on the fun and make some decorations for the house!

paper poinsettia made with red and green paper with yellow dots in center of each flower

Paper Poinsettia

Just like most of the paper crafts on this site, the paper poinsettia is perfect for the kids. It will get them thinking about following directions and completing a project.

It is important to work on motor skills from a young age, and crafts are the perfect way to do it. They will be cutting, gluing, and following a set of directions.

Not only will they be working on some important skills but they will also be having fun. They will love their end product and it will not take them long to get there!

paper flower with red petals, green leaves, and colored dots in the center of the flowers

Another great skill that can be learned from the paper poinsettia is channeling creativity! There are so many opportunities for creativity and using your imagination with this craft.

One way you can change things up a bit is by changing the colors around. I know that these directions will give you a poinsettia but you can always take a few liberties.

If you do happen to be looking for a different kind of flower, maybe you can check out the Paper Flower Wreath! You will love that craft and it will give you what you are looking for.

paper poinsettia made with red and green paper with yellow dots in center of each flower

There are so many great things about this paper poinsettia craft! You could make it at all different ages and you will still get a finished product that you love.

You should also check out the Flower Shadow Box! So many fun crafts await you so you better get started!

paper flower with red petals, green leaves, and colored dots in the center of the flowers
Yield: 1

Paper Poinsettia

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Another great skill that can be learned from the paper poinsettia is channeling creativity! There are so many opportunities for creativity and using your imagination with this craft.

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Wreath base (round)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Select red-colored craft papers for the origami poinsettia craft. Cut out 4 pieces of rectangle paper (ration 2 inches x 3 inches) from the red paper. Take any one of the red rectangle cutouts and fold it into half.
  2. Fold any one of the corners (of either side) diagonally and align the shorter end with the long side of the half-folded paper. 
  3. Similarly, fold in the other corner.
  4. Flip the half-folded paper to the other side and fold both corners as we did before. 
  5. Fold any one of the sides into half, towards the outer side. 
  6. Flip the current paper and fold the other side into half facing outwards too. 
  7. Now fold the current piece into half (lengthwise). 
  8. Apply glue between the last fold and join them nicely. The 2 petals of the flower are ready. 
  9. Similarly, prepare the 3 other rectangle red papers to prepare the rest of the 6 petals. Apply glue on the outer side of the folded papers and join the folded papers side by side.
  10. Apply glue on the first or last paper now. Join the first and last folded paper to form the flower pattern
  11. Use a green craft paper to craft the leaf using the same technique. Also, craft more flowers to cover the whole wreath base. 
  12. Once all the origami flowers are ready, stick them on the wreath base one by one. 
  13. Cover the whole wreath base with the flowers.
  14. Stick origami leaves between the flowers to complete the wreath craft. 
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