This fun poinsettia paper craft activity is a great way for children to work on their fine motor skills this festive season. Once they have created this gorgeous flower, they can use it to decorate the tree, the table or their bedroom by adding a small piece of string to hang it up or connecting lots of flowers together to make a wreath or banner. These flowers could also be attached to bowls or napkin rings to help decorate the table.
Poinsettia Paper Craft
To create these gorgeous poinsettias, you will need:
- coloured craft paper
- craft glue
- Poinsettia Template
Select piece of each of these coloured cardstocks papers – red, green and yellow. Trace the flower patterns onto the red paper, the small round shapes on the yellow paper and the leaf pattern on the green paper. Cut out the traced patterns.
Use a blunt craft-knife or x-acto knife to trace half-cut lines from the tip of the petals towards the center of the flower pattern. Trace lines along the middle of the leaf pattern as well.
Create creased lines along the half-cut lines of the flower and the leaf patterns.
Place and glue the small flower pattern in the middle of the big flower pattern.
Paste the yellow round paper cutouts in the centre of the small flower pattern.
Paste the leaf pattern under the crafted flower. You can add more leaves if you want to.
What are you going to use your poinsettias for?