Mother’s Day Bouquet

I first did this project with my second grade class. The neighboring teacher, who was super awesome (Beth), taught this lovely craft to me. I just adore it. A fun twist on a bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day or spring.

The Supplies (and a stapler, which isn’t pictured):

You will need to cut the tissue paper into small squares.

Then you take your green construction paper. These will be the stems. You can fold the paper either way. You will have to decide if you want short stems or long stems. Be sure NOT to fold it all the way to the edge. Leave a little lip.

Next, you are going to cut slits from the folded edge in. Be sure not to cut all the way through. The width of your slits will determine the width of your stems.

Then you pull the edges to match. This will give your stems a nice little bend.

Lastly, you roll your paper. I like to roll loose enough to fit a stapler in to secure it.

Now you have your stems down. Next up are the flowers. I like to use a pencil, eraser side down, to put my flowers on. I put the pencil in the middle of the tissue paper.

I wrap up the paper around the tip of the pencil.

Next, you have to add adhesive. When I did this with my second grade class, we used glue. When I did it at home, I used Zots (little adhesive dots) and it was so much easier.

Now you stick it on your stem.

This last step is totally optional. I like to wrap the bottom in a strip of colored paper. This is also a good place to write a message like, “Happy Mother’s Day!”.

And voila! A fun bouquet to celebrate spring or the amazing woman in your (or your child’s) life.

Thanks to my fellow second grade teacher, I can now share this craft with you. I hope you all enjoy it!



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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.

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  • Mandy@Cre8iveMotives

    How adorable. I know I would love to recieve this from my kids on MD maybe I should hint it to them : )

    • Megan Bray

      LOL! Yes, the problem with my blog is it is primarily moms reading it. Teacher appreciation week is coming up and it would be great to do with the kids for the teachers too.

  • Susan Elledge

    That is so cute!

    • Megan Bray


  • Jess B

    I am so making this with the kiddos!

    • Megan Bray


    • Megan Bray

      I hope you have fun doing it!

      • Megan Bray

        The mail! ACK! Piles and pile and piles and it just keeps coming.

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  • Rebecca Erwin

    Using this as a gift wrap for our Mother’s Day craft. Thanks for putting this together.