Rolled Paper Flowers

This easy and adorable craft can be done with only three simple items. Make a single flower or an entire bouquet! It’s up to you!


  • Elmer’s Clear Liquid School Glue (recommended) but any Elmer’s School Glue (liquid or stick) should work
  • Scissors
  • 3 sheets of paper (Construction, card stock, or copy paper)

NOTE: We recommend one sheet of green for the stem, purple for the flower petals, and yellow for the center, but feel free to let your imagination run wild and use different colors!


Cut each of your colored paper into approximately ½- inch strips. Designate one color for stems, one for petals and one for the center of the flower. You’ll need approximately 5-7 strips for your petals, 1 for your center, and 3 for the stem.

Starting with your petals, roll each strip and secure the end with a bead of glue. Pinch the glued spot between your fingers for about 30 seconds, until secure. Don’t worry about making the curls all the same size. Do the same with the center.

For the stem, partially curl two of your strips. They do not need to be perfect circles like the last step. Leave the last of the three strips uncurled.

When your curls are finished, lay them out in the shape of a flower. The center of the flower should be a circle, with the pedals surrounding it. The uncurled stem should be coming out of the bottom. Attach the other two stem curls to its bottom.

Start gluing the different strips together. Take time again to pinch the two pieces together until the glue sets.

Enjoy your beautiful flower! Make some more for a full bouquet.