With Mother's Day coming up next month we've created this easy origami vase of tulips tutorial (video at the end) for kids to make.
This tutorial is a great way to get involved with the kids and can even bring you a lovely handmade floral gift without any messy soil or the need for watering!
Origami is a great way to introduces children to 3D perception and geometry whilst helping them to improve with concentration, patience, dexterity and hand-eye coordination skills.
You'll need 14 sheets of 14x14cm paper; seven sheets will be for the tulip heads so we've used these wonderful gradient patterns, the other seven sheets will be for the stems so we'd recommend different shades of green for a nice variation.
You'll also need one sheet of A4 paper to make the vase, this can be in any colour you like. You can even use plain white printer paper and let it be decorated with drawings or stickers!
Make seven tulip heads and sevens stems, these will slot easily together.
Once you've made all of the flowers and the vase it's time to get arranging! They can be glued in place inside the vase but we prefer to let them be loose for rearranging and keeping the ability to give them away.
Watch the video tutorial below: