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Spring is in the air and that always makes me think of all the beautiful flowers in Hawaii.

So, I thought I’d share a super cute Hawaiian craft for kids involving my favorite fragrant flower: the plumeria!

In this post, you’ll learn now to make paper flowers that look just like what you’ll see in Hawaii.

This paper flower tutorial is really simple (especially once you get going) but the results of the paper plumeria flowers are pretty adorable.

I think think this is one of the best Hawaiian craft ideas for summer parties and backyard luaus. You can attach these Hawaiian plumeria flowers to string to make a garland or glue them onto goodie bags.

I’m even including a Hawaii paper flower template, free to you to use as much as you like!

Plumeria Paper Flower Tutorial

List of Supplies:

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Craft glue
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Plumeria paper flower template
Learn how to make a paper flower by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of colored paper, a pencil, glue stick, and scissors.

How to Make a Paper Flower

Step 1:

Select a colored craft paper for the large petals and a lighter shade of yellow colored paper for the small petals (inner layers).

Usually, plumeria flowers are either white, pink, or orange-pink for the petals.

Select green paper for the leaves. Trace and cut out the patterns from the provided paper plumeria template and cut them out nicely. 

This is the first step of this Hawaiian Paper flower tutorial. Image of petals cut out of colored paper.

Step 2:

Attach the small petal cutouts to the large petal cutouts on the bottom end (the pointy side). This will create a 2-layer effect.

Learn how to make paper flowers from Hawaii by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of orange petals with yellow insides.

Step 3:

Use a round object (pen or pencil will do) to curve the paper petals. Simply give the petals a nice curve along the middle line. 

This will give your paper flower a little bit of a 3-D effect.

Slightly bend your Hawaiian paper flower. Image of orange and yellow paper petals that are slightly curved.

Step 4:

Now we’re going to start creating our flower. Grab any 2 petals and join them together side by side, keeping either one of them to the front.

Overlap the petals by about a centimeter, but not more than that. 

Layer the plumeria petals on top of each other to make paper flowers. Image of orange and yellow paper petals.

Step 5: 

Now, keep going and join the rest of the petals in the same way. Remember to keep the petals overlapped with the next one to form a round pattern. 

Keep layering petals to make a paper plumeria flower. Image of a paper flower.

Step 6:

For the last petal, if it’s under the previous one it should be over the next one (the first petal) and if it’s over the previous one it should be under the next one (the first petal). 

That way, all petals should be nestled in the same direction for a cohesive look.

This is the last step for this paper flower tutorial by Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of an orange and yellow paper plumeria flower.

Step 7:

For the final touch, cut out the leaf patterns from green colored paper and attach them underneath the plumeria paper flowers.

Get this paper flower tutorial by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of 3 paper plumeria flowers.

And that’s it! Play around with different colors for the petals to see what you like. This is an easy one to prep for kids to glue together on their own.

Yield: 1

Hawaiian Plumeria Paper Flower Craft

Learn how to make a plumeria paper flower craft by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of 3 pink plumeria flowers made out of paper.

Looking for an adorable Hawaii craft? Learn how to make this Hawaiian plumeria paper flower craft with items you probably already have. Super cute for Hawaiian parties or tropical decorations.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Plumeria paper flower template

Tools

  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Select a colored craft paper for the large petals and a lighter shade of yellow colored paper for the small petals (inner layers). Select green paper for the leaves. Trace and cut out the patterns from
    the provided template and cut them out nicely.
  2. Attach the small petals cutouts on the large petal cutouts on the bottom end (the pointy side).
  3. Use a round object (pen or pencil will do) to curve the paper petals. Simply give the petals a nice curve along the middle line.
  4. Grab any 2 petals and join them together side by side, keeping either one of them to the front. Overlap the petals by a cm but not more than that.
  5. Join the rest of the petals similarly. Keeping the petals overlapped with the next one and forming a round pattern.
  6. For the last petal, if it’s under the previous one it should be over the next one (the first petal) and if it’s over the previous one it should be under the next one (the first petal).
  7. Cut out the leaf patterns from green colored paper and attach them with the plumeria paper flowers.

Looking for more Hawaiian crafts? Learn how to make a pineapple centerpiece, paper flower lei, origami poinsettias, and tissue paper flowers!

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