Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Barbie Size Tissue Paper Flowers for Cinco de Mayo, 1:6 Scale

When I was a kid my elementary school had a May Fete every year and we'd decorate the playground and game booths with tons of these huge fun flowers. Very fond memories indeed... I was curious to see how they'd look a bit smaller, and while these tissue paper flowers for Barbie are a cute Cino de Mayo craft, I will be honest and say the small scale ~may~ test your patience just a bit. But they are colorful and festive and I love them!

The one with a yellow center is made from four sheets of paper cut to 3" square. 
The red center used 8 sheets of paper 2 1/2" square. 
For this scale flower I think 4 sheets of tissue paper is best😉

Directions (you can Google for very detailed tutorials):
  1. Lay tissue paper in pile.
  2. Begin folding one end about 1/4" over. Turn paper and fold accordion or fan style back and forth until you get to the end.
  3. Wrap pipe cleaner tightly around center.
  4. Very carefully stretch the fan out and begin peeling one layer of paper at a time up and toward the center.
  5. Once you get them all separated, scrunch and form them to look like big flowers or poms.
~Make something just for fun and have a happy day!

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