Paper Poinsettia Art Project

Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Art Project, Christmas, Crafts, Holidays | 26 comments

Paper Poinsettia Art Project

This Paper Poinsettia Art Project is very do-able for elementary children. Nothing about this is hard. The important part is to fold the petals to a point.It looks great as a tree decoration (when made small), package decoration,  bulletin board decor, and window decoration Wherever you use them,they look lovely and appear more difficult to make than they actually are.

Paper Poinsettia Art Project

Paper Poinsettia Art Project Directions:

1.Use two pieces of red construction paper. Cut one large circle out of one piece. Fold the other piece in half and use only one half sheet to cut another circle. Make these circles as large as you can make them out of that size paper.


Paper Poinsettia Art Project


2. Fold once…

Paper Poinsettia Art Project 2

3. Twice….

Paper Poinsettia Art Project

4. Three times!


Paper Poinsettia Art Project

5. Now cut on the folded lines from the outside of the circle and stop 3/4 to 1 inch before reaching the center.


Paper Poinsettia Art Project


6. From the outside edge, fold each piece to a point and glue the folded flaps together….

Paper Poinsettia Art Project


7. Put your finger inside the glued area to pinch it out and give it dimension.


Paper Poinsettia Art Project


8. When finished with both sizes, glue the small one to the center of the larger flower.

Paper Poinsettia Art Project


9. Cut leaves and glue to the backside.

Paper Poinsettia Art Project


10. Cut small yellow circles from construction paper, glue in the center, and add some sparkle. A paper punch works well for this, too.

Paper Poinsettia Art Project

Now, you’re done!

Paper Poinsettia Art Project


The flower sizes are variable. Small ones look great on a homemade card, but are harder for children to make due to the size. The larger ones are easier and look beautiful on a package! They, also, look great on a wreath or as a table decoration.

Paper Poinsettia Art Project


These are so easy and fun to make! You’ll want to make several.




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  1. Very Cute! Going to have to try! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week (Dec. 3rd)!! Pinned!

    • Yes, do try it! It doesn’t take but 10 minutes to make.

      • Phyllis – This will be a feature tomorrow!! It is just great!

        • Thanks for the nice feature!

  2. Lovely. Great kids projects too. Thanks for linking it up

    • Kids are very successful with this project!

  3. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles this week and has been pinned to the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and shared on Twitter. Please grab a featured button via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    • Wonderful! Thank you so much!

  4. What a great tutorial. The colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week.

    • Thank you! It is as easy to make as it looks in the tutorial!

  5. SOOO CUTE!!! I can’t wait to do this with my girls. Thanks for sharing.

    • Soooo easy, too! They’ll have fun and love the outcome!

  6. What a great project! I would have fun making them too!

    • I had fun, too!

  7. Phyllis this is beautiful and I love that it’s a great project for kids too! My daughters would love to make one! Thanks for sharing at Share it Link Party this week!

    • Yes, they turn out beautifully even with kids making them!

  8. Found you from the Pin Me Linky! Very fun craft. 🙂 Pinned!

    • I appreciate the pin! Thanks!

  9. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving! I pinned your paper poinsettias and shared them also. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    • Thank you for pinning and sharing!

  10. Such a cute idea!!

    • It turns out so pretty and it is so easy!

  11. Can’t wait to do this with my kiddos! Visiting from Thank Goodness its Thursday!

    • They’ll love the outcome!

  12. This is great! I’m going to have my 9th grade student make some of these! Thank you for sharing!!

    • You’re welcome! Enjoy!

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