- Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It
Print both the Spring Flowers and the Stems and Leaves patterns.
Print the black and white Spring Flowers pattern on yellow paper, and
the black & white Stems and Leaves pattern on green paper. Another
option is to print the black and white patterns on white paper and
trace the patterns onto colored craft or construction paper. You can
also print the colored patterns on white paper, but the pattern
pieces will have white backs unless you print something on the back.
Stems and Leaves
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The
Adobe Reader is available for free.
All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4).
When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or
Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.
- Step 2: Cut
The flower pattern has the petal pieces for all three flowers and
the leaf pattern has three sets of stems and leaves. Cut out each
pattern piece on its black outline. Be sure to cut inward on the
four solid black lines on each side of the tulip pattern. Also cut
inward on the top and bottom of the daffodil center. The
short black lines form the flower's fringe and the bottom of of the
Tip: If you are using construction paper, trace
the leaves and stems onto green paper and the flowers onto yellow,
red or purple as you like.
- Step 3: Tulip
Make creases on all the dotted lines on the tulip pattern by
folding inward (toward the printed side), and then unfold. The
pattern has two loose squares on all four sides. On each side, glue
one of the squares completely on top of the other one at a right
Tip: Spread the glue thinly and evenly before
pressing the side pieces together.
- Step 4: Iris
Using a round pencil or pen, roll every other iris petal slightly
downward. Curve the other three petals up and toward the center. Take
two of the upwardly curving petals, overlap about ¼" (.6 cm),
and glue together. Overlap and glue the third petal to the other
Tip: Use small dots of glue where the upper
- Step 5: Daffodil
DAFFODIL CENTER: Form a cylinder out of the
daffodil center piece. Fold the fat, short tabs under and glue
together to form the bottom. (A dot of glue on every other tab may
DAFFODIL PETALS: Fold petals up to stick out
from the ring (perpendicular to ring) on both petal pieces. Glue the
first petal ring around the daffodil center, overlapping the ends
about ¼" (.6 cm). Glue the second petal ring on top of the
first one, with its petals centered between the petals of the first
FINISHING: Use a round pencil or pen to curl the
center fringe outwards. Curl 2 or 3 pieces of fringe at a time. Give
all the petals a slight forward curve with the pencil.
Tip: Use glue sparingly on this flower to avoid
sticky fingers. Place the two petal rings snugly around the center
- Step 6: Stems and Leaves
Fold the stem pieces lengthwise along both long dashed lines.
Unfold one edge and apply glue down the length of the stem. Refold sides together
and press to smooth.
Fold the leaf pieces lengthwise along the center dashed line, but do
not glue. Glue the bottom tip of the leaves to the bottom end of the
stem at a very slight angle. Use your fingers to give the stems a
slight curve near the top. Then bend over a small ¼" to ½"
tab (6 cm) at the top of the stem for gluing to the bottom center of
Tip: Use a ruler or straight table edge to help
start the folds.
- Step 6: Tie Bouquet
Hold your flowers together in a loose bunch, and tie a ribbon
around the stems and leaves about 2" to 3" (5 cm) from the
flower bases. Display the flowers
in a flower vase or pencil holder. You could also make a simple
paper vase—see the
Shamrock Centerpiece project or the
Tip: Instead of ribbon, use the paper band on
the flowers pattern to tie up the flower bouquet.