libraries

Off the Beaten Shelf


News & Reviews from the
York County Public Library

www.yorkcounty.gov/library

View All Posts

Feb 02

Teen Tuesdays: Paper Flower Craft

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Library to give out paper flower craft kits to teens and tweens in February.

Library to give kits away to help you create paper napkin flowers, like the one pictured.Are you looking for a special and unique gift for your someone special? Look no further! The February craft kit for tweens and teens is a simple and beautiful bouquet of flowers made out of paper napkins. You can pick up the kits at the Youth Services desk at either branch starting February 1st, while supplies last. If you have any questions, contact Youth Services 757-890-5110 (Tabb) 757-890-8509 (Yorktown). This craft kit is available now (while supplies last) at the Youth Services desk at either the Yorktown or Tabb branch. Make sure to call ahead to ensure that a craft kit is available before heading to the library. You can call Tabb at 757-890-5110 and Yorktown at 757-890-3236.

Get a paper napkin that is 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Supplies included in the kit:

  • 6.5x6.5 paper napkins
  • floral wire

Supplies needed:

  • scissors
  • stapler (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Fold the napkins into an accordion shape.Unfold the napkin and cut it into 4 squares, along the folds. 
  2. Stack the 4 squares. (You can get creative with this! Mix and match prints and solids for a different look every time).
  3. Accordion fold the stack, making the folds approximately 1/2 inch wide.
  4. Staple the folds in the middle, to hold them together. (This is optional! It works well without the staple).
  5. Wrap the floral wire around the middle of the folded napkin.Cut the ends at an angle to create the petals.
  6. Take a piece of floral wire and wrap it around the middle (where the staple is). 
  7. Be gentle with this step! Carefully pull the layers apart, one by one, to fluff up the flower. 

And that's all it takes to make a paper napkin flower. Gift yours or enjoy it yourself this Valentine's Day holiday.

Tag(s): Teens, Flower, Craft