Brighten someone’s day with this crafty pollen free bouquet

Brighten someone’s day with this crafty pollen free bouquet

This article is brought to you by Piriton*. Please check that all items and ingredients included in the craft activity are suitable for the particular child/children.

A bouquet of flowers is enough to bring a smile to someone’s face no matter the circumstances, but for some this causes more discomfort than joy. Have no fear, we’ve got you covered - allergy sufferers can still get their floral fix without sneezing thanks to this hay fever-friendly bouquet that uses a variety of paper crafted to create the perfect bunch. Parents can make for - or with - their kids to ensure no one misses out. 

Pollen Free Bouquet

Things you need:

  • 5 sheets of tissue paper  (1 flower)
  • Coloured thread/string
  • 3 Squares of 11cm x 11cm coloured paper  (1 flower)
  • Coloured sheet of a4 paper (1 flower)
  • Scissors (grown-ups only)
  • Stapler
  • Wooden skewer / toothpick
  • Tape / Double-sided sticky tape
  • Green Straws / Pipe Cleaners
  • 5 coloured cupcake cases (1 flower) 
  • Stapler
  • Vase 

*Double up the paper measures for multiple flowers.

Paper Flower 

  • Bring in a coloured sheet of A4 paper, landscape. 
  • Fold the paper in half and cut strips with scissors stopping before reaching the top (grown-ups only). Cut along the whole length of the a4 paper.

  • Unfold the paper & open up, apply glue to the bottom uncut base and then fold over the other side, and glue together. 
  • Using double-sided tape on it, apply to the bottom.

  • Bring in straw and attach one end of paper to it. Coil up and you have your beautiful flower. 

Tissue Paper Flower

How to make it: 

  • Bring in 5 sheets of 8”x4” tissue paper, any colours you like. 
  • Fold up the end in a zig-zag way 

  • Tie thin thread around the middle
  • Trim the edges into a rounded shape with scissors (grown-ups only)

  • Peel the tissue layers away one by one to create a flower shape.

Paper Roses

How to make it:

  • Bring in a square of 11cm x 11cm paper ( any colour you like)
  • Fold the paper in half from point to point
  • Then fold in half again, then one more time. 
  • Using scissors (grown-ups only), cut a curve out of the edge of the paper so it’s rounded. 
  • Open up the paper to show its a flower shape. 

  • Repeat this 2 more times so you have 3 flower shapes in total. 
  • Cut out one section from one, two sections from one, and three sections from the last (grown-ups only). 

  • This will give us 6 pieces of paper so we can form the rose.
  • Take the largest shape and apply glue to one of the petals, then stick it together creating a cone shape. 
  • Repeat this process with the rest of the shapes, the last two will require less gluing so you can still have a coned shape. 
  • Cut the tip off the end of the cones to make it easier to fit them together (grown-ups only).

  • Then stick them inside each other Russian doll-style and it’s done
  • For an even fancier effect use a cocktail stick to curl the edges of the petals and now you have a rose! 

Cupcake Flower

  • Bring in a cupcake case, colour of your choice. 
  • Fold the cupcake case in half
  • Fold again 
  • Then again
  • Cut out a curved edge petal shape on the end (grown-ups only)
  • Unfold and repeat with 4 more cupcake cases. 
  • Take the flower shape cases and stack them up and staple them in the centre (grown-ups only)
  • Scrunch up the top layer and continue through the layers until it looks like a flower. 
  • Add a straw or pipe cleaner to the bottom of the flower to create a stem. 

Et voila, you have made all your paper flowers so it’s just time to assemble your bright floral creations in any vase you, and you have a lovely pollen-free bouquet. 

*Piriton Allergy Tablets and Piriton Syrup contain chlorphenamine maleate for allergy relief. Piriton Allergy tablets from 6 years. Piriton Syrup from 1 year. Always read the label.