How to Make 3D Paper Tulips?

There are several ways to make a paper tulip. In today’s lesson you will learn the easiest way to make a 3D paper tulip. This craft can even be done by small children.

Paper Tulip

Paper tulip

Total Time: 30 minutes

Step 1: Prepare a piece of red paper

A Square of Red Paper

Start making the flower. To make it, prepare a square of red paper.

Step 2: Transform paper

Square with a Folded Middle

Mark the cross creases on the square.

Step 3: Transform the paper to other sides

Square with a Folded Middle on the Diagonal

Fold the blank along two diagonals.

Step 4: Use a scissors

Square with Cuts

Make 2.5-3 cm (0.98 – 1.18 in) cuts along the transverse folds.

Step 5: Use the glue

Apply glue to the area adjacent to the cut.

Step 6: Connect the cut pieces

Glued Edges of a Square

Glue the cut edges of the square.

Step 7: Form a flower head

Flower Head

Glue all the cuts in the same way and you will get a flower.

Step 8: Work with the green paper

Cut Parts of Green Paper

First, cut the sheet of paper in half, and then cut one half in half again.

Step 9: Use a large piece of green paper

Creating a Paper Stalk

From a large blank, make a stem for a tulip. Roll the sheet into a tube.

Step 10: Form the stem completely

Paper Stalk

Fix the edges with glue. Your stem is finished.

Step 11: Take the scissors

The Cut on the Stem

Make 4 incisions at the end of the stem and fold the edges.

Step 12: Connect the pieces of the flower

Glued the Petals to the Stalk

Apply glue and connect the stem to the red flower.

Step 13: Use small pieces of green paper

Cutting out a Leaf

Fold the remaining 2 pieces of green paper in half and cut out the outline of the leaf.

Step 14: Prepare the glue

Two Leaves

This will give you 2 leaves. Glue them to the bottom of the stem.


  • square of red paper with 11 cm (4.33 in) side;
  • a sheet of green paper.


  • scissors;
  • glue.

Tools and Materials for Paper Tulip
Tools and materials

The paper Tulip is ready. You can make a bouquet of beautiful flowers or put them in a vase.

Tulip Out of Pape
Photo: Marina Makarova