DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Lollipop Flower Paper Craft
This is a simple paper craft
that will hold a piece of candy -- you can make a whole bouquet
in a vase for a Valentine's dinner or you can hand out single
blooms to good friends.
You can use cardstock or a heavier paper to make
the petals (just trace the template) but, in my opinion, construction paper works best for
I find cardstock is too difficult for young kids to cut out and
scrapbooking paper is expensive so if (when!) they mess up and
waste, it's harder to be loving and patient with them, hehe.
Having said that, Valentine's scrapbooking paper looks very nice
if an adult or teenager is making these.
- paper (construction paper is my favourite for this
- lollipop (we used
tootsie roll brand)
Directions - three dimensional craft:
- Print out the template of choice or cut these out freehand
(they're very easy -- if you can cut out construction paper hearts,
you don't need a template).
- Fold a piece of construction paper in half horizontally and then
in half again vertically.
- If needed, lay the heart template so the point of the heart
touches the corner where the folds meet.
- Cut out a heart shape so the point of the heart falls
where the folds meet (unfolded, this spot is the center of
the construction paper.
- Snip a TINY bit from the corner of the heart (for the
candy to slide through).
- Unfold the heart to reveal an eight petal flower.
- Repeat the above steps using different colours of
construction paper and different sizes of hearts.
- Slide flowers onto the lollipop (smallest flowers first) until
you have the creation you like. I like 3 to 5 flowers on each
- If you snipped a tiny enough piece from the corner, the flower
will stay together on it's own. If you snipped a bit too much,
you can wrap a little scotch tape beneath the petals (on the "stem")
to hold the petals on.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Advice on template to choose. Full flower requires
no folding... easy but not so fun. The heart is for young kids who
don't yet know how to make construction paper hearts. This gives
them a bit of guidance but still lets them fold coloured paper to make
Candy Flower - full flower
Candy Flower template - heart
Printable version of these instructions