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Today we attended a neighborhood street fair, to help raise money for the local public elementary school. It had food, entertainment, a handmade craft market and arts and crafts for the kids.

We bought this fun little painting of Penguins in Union Square by Angelia Murray

Angelia Murray Super Awesome ArtistMy son made this cute Ziplock bag greenhouse, with Friends of the High Line, hopefully we will be enjoying some fresh wheatgrass during the next few weeks.

Ziplock bag greenhouseBut, the best thing he made all day were these tissue paper flowers. They were so easy to make even a four year old could do it.

How to make tissue paper flowers

How to make tissue paper flowers

  • Cut six pieces of tissue paper into the same size rectangles.
  • Lay them on top of each other, and fold the paper back and forth like a fan.
  • Twist a pipe cleaner around the center of the folded paper, it should look like a bow tie.
  • Cut little bits like triangles, or flair on the ends of the tissue paper.

Flowers made out of tissue paper

  • Fan out the bow tie on each side, to make it look more like a fan.
  • pull up each color one layer at a time, be careful so the tissue paper layers don’t rip.
  • Tissue Paper flowersAdd some glitter glue, or gently spray with water to add a bit of detail.
  • That’s it, you are done, now go make a dozen!

Paper flowers Mothers DayI think these tissue paper flowers are beautiful and I will keep them in a vase for many years, because these flowers will not die.