Add style to your summer soiree with colorful paper hibiscus. Hibiscus flowers are beautiful blossoms that make a wonderful addition to tropical crafts and parties. Most hibiscus flowers are pink, red, orange, yellow or white, and many of them have a contrasting center. You can make paper hibiscus flowers from colored card stock, regular paper or origami paper. If you don’t want to draw your own paper hibiscus flowers, you can download a template, cut out the pieces and trace them.
Things You'll Need
- Colored paper
- Contrasting paper
- Scrap of yellow paper
- Green paper
Draw the outline of a hibiscus flower on the colored paper by hand, or download a template for the petals and leaves from the Internet. Hibiscus have five curved petals, like a star shape, that are fairly close together.
Cut out the paper hibiscus. Wrap the end of one petal around the side of a pencil to curl it, then remove the pencil. Curl the rest of the petals the same way. Your petals should curl outward and not inward.
Push down the center of the hibiscus flower, and adjust the petals so that the flower looks graceful and even.
Draw a small center with five petals on the contrasting paper. Cut out the center and bend the petals upwards. Poke a small hole in the center of the contrasting paper.
Draw a stamen, or narrow strip that’s wider at the top, on yellow card stock. Cut out the stamen.
Insert the narrow end of the stamen through the hole in the contrasting center. Fold the end of the stamen over slightly to hold it in place. Glue the center of the stamen to the middle of the hibiscus flower.
Draw leaves (optional) on green paper that are pointed at one end and curved at the other, like a teardrop. Cut out the leaves and glue them to the back of the paper hibiscus flower.