Love Hawaii and want to make some Hawaiian Christmas decorations to display at your house this year? Find out how to make a paper poinsettia craft. Scroll for the full DIY poinsettia tutorial!

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One of my favorite things about spending Christmas in Hawaii is seeing all the lovely poinsettia decorations!

We see these beautiful, tropical flowers all over the islands and even incorporated into some pretty cute hula costumes!

When I found out that poinsettia flowers can be toxic for little kids and pets, I stopped buying the real plants. But, seeing poinsettias still brings me joy.

So, I started looking into alternatives.

This DIY paper poinsettia tutorial is pretty simple to follow and you can use these paper poinsettias to decorate just about anything, from gift bags to Christmas trees!

And these would be super cute to glue onto twine to make a poinsettia Christmas garland!

So, let me show you exactly how to make a paper poinsettia that is super easy and super cute!

If you’re looking for more DIY Hawaiian Christmas decorations, check out my DIY Poinsettia Wreath Tutorial!

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia

List of Supplies:

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Paper Poinsettia Flower Supplies

  1. Colored cardstock paper
  2. Craft glue
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Poinsettia Paper Flower Template

DIY Poinsettia Tutorial

Step 1:

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of individual paper pieces cut out on a table

Select red, green and yellow colored cardstock papers. Trace the flower patterns on the red paper, the small round shapes on the yellow paper and the leaf pattern on the green paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely. 

Step 2:

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of pieces of paper cut out and scored

Use a blunt craft-knife or x-acto knife to trace half-cut lines from the tip of the petals towards the center of the flower pattern. Trace lines along the middle of the leaf pattern as well.

Step 3:

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of pieces of paper cut out and folded

Create neat creased lines along the half-cut lines of the flower and the leaf patterns. 

Step 4:

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of pieces of paper cut out and partially assembled to form a poinsettia

Place and glue the small flower pattern in the middle of the big flower pattern.

Step 5: 

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a paper poinsettia glued

Stick the yellow round paper cutouts in the center of the small flower pattern. 

Step 6:

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a completed paper poinsettia

Stick the leaf pattern under the crafted flower. You can add more leaves if you want to.

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Finished paper poinsettia craft

Loving this paper poinsettia tutorial and looking for more Hawaiian Christmas Decorations? Find out how to make a Poinsettia Wreath!

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