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How to make paper flowers from cupcake liners

Looking for the perfect spring craft idea for your kids? Check out this super simple tutorial for how to make cupcake liner flowers!

My son loves bringing his mama flowers. Whenever he and his dad go to Costco or the grocery store, he is always asking to buy me a bouquet!

I can’t complain because he is right – I do love flowers!

But, he loves making me crafted flowers, too.

This is one of my favorite simple crafts for toddlers and kids. There is a lot of room for personalization in the colors and exact materials that you choose.

Plus, all of the supplies are things that we readily have on hand. If you don’t keep paper straws (we literally have hundreds left over from our wedding haha) use a pipe cleaner or kebab skewer instead!

Get creative and your kids will love getting creative with you.

These would make a great mother’s day or father’s day gift idea or are just a great way to surprise mom or dad any day of the week!

how to make cupcake liner flowers

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Cupcake wrapper flowers are a fun and easy craft that your kids will love creating!

Supplies needed to make this cupcake liner flower craft

supplies to make cupcake flowers

Steps to make cupcake paper flowers

STEP 1: Attach the cupcake liners

Use glue stick to secure the small liner inside the larger one.

applying glue stick to cupcake liner

STEP 2: Add the pom pom

Apply elmers glue to the center of the small liner. Place pom poms (or buttons, or anything small and round!) on the glue.

pressing a pom pom into a cupcake liner flower

Press down and let sit to dry about 15 minutes.

We batch made all of our flowers up to this step and then had a snack break!

STEP 3: Attach the straw

Flatten the end of the straw and then apply elmer’s glue. Press the flower onto the glue and side to the side to dry.

flattening a paper straw

Hot glue would dry faster than elmer’s glue, my son is just 2 and I don’t want him getting burnt by hot glue!

cupcake liner flowers drying

Older kids can use scissors to fold and cut the large cupcake liners (like a paper snowflake!) for more or a petal shape look! Flowers made from cupcake liners are great for any age!

cucake liner flowers

Any questions about this cupcake liner flowers tutorial?

cupcake liner flowers

How to make paper flowers from cupcake liners

Yield: 1 bouquet of flowers
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $0-10

Kids love these simple and beautiful paper flowers made from things I bet you already have on hand!


  • Large cupcake liners
  • Mini cupcake liners
  • Glue stick
  • Elmers glue
  • Pom poms
  • Paper straw



  1. Lay out the large cupcake liner and put glue stick inside it applying glue stick to cupcake liner
  2. Stick the small liner to the glue pressing a small cupcake liner into a larger one
  3. Put elmer's glue on the inside of the small liner put elmers glue into a cupcake liner
  4. Press a pom pom into place pressing a small cupcake liner into a larger one
  5. Flatten the end of a paper straw flattening a paper straw
  6. Apply elmer's glue and press the flower onto the straw pressing a pom pom into a cupcake liner flower
  7. Let dry and display in a vase! cupcake liner flowers drying

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