How to Make Paper Daffodils

Learn how to make paper daffodils with our easy step-by-step tutorial and printable template to make things easier.

This is a great spring project for older kids and adults as it requires a little skill (not much but since the pieces are small it is not suitable for younger children).

How to make paper daffodils - step by step instructions

Daffodils are one of the most beautiful flowers to bloom in spring. They are a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings so it is no surprise that they go hand in hand with spring.

We really love this flower craft idea because it can be a really versatile project.

This would be a great spring craft for older kids, they are a great decoration – imagine a DIY spring wreath made from these paper daffodils. You could use them as spring table decorations. They would look great on your spring bulletin board. Need to make your room more beautiful? Why not use them as wall decals. There are so many fun ways to use them because they are so beautiful.

And even better (maybe even best 😉) they are “fail-proof”. You and your kids can make this picture perfect using our template (you can get the template at the end of this tutorial. While we love DIY, sometimes a good old template makes all the difference. Print out the template and make paper daffodils.

Ready? Let’s get crafting!

DIY paper daffodils

How to make paper daffodils

What you need:

  • our printable template (you can get it at the end of this tutorial)
  • daffodil colored craft paper or scrapbook paper
  • green cardstock or scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • drag
  • pencil to trace the pattern
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Step by step guide

Print out our template (you can get it at the end of this tutorial). Cut out the pieces and trace the shapes onto matching sheets of paper.

Draw leaves on green paper, draw flowers on one of the “narcissus” papers, choose a darker “narcissus” shape for the spiral and yellow for the pistil. Cut out the pieces, cut out fringes on the small rectangle (see photo below).

Step 1 - Cut out the shapes

Let’s make the petals. Take the flower part and make a crease between each petal.

Step 2

Apply a small amount of glue to the “half petal” shape.

Step 3

Push the glue “half petal” under the left petal. This will form the flower shape.

Step 4

Now to make the inner petals. Take the spiral and start rolling from the outside towards the middle.

When you reach the middle, apply a small amount of glue to the tip of the spiral and push it under the rolled “flower”. Hold it there for a moment to let the glue set. Now take the rectangle and roll it into a small tube (use glue!).

Dip the center of the flower in a little glue and stick it onto the rolled up petals.

Step 6

Apply a generous amount of glue to the center of the large petal and press the small twisted petal into the glue. Let the glue dry.

Step 7The finishing touches

It’s time to make your paper daffodils prettier. Fold each petal back a little.

Almost done

Using two fingers, grasp the tip of each petal on either side and squeeze tightly. This will create a nice textured tip.
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Finishing details

Glue a leaf or two underneath.

Done! You have learned how to make paper daffodils. Paper Daffodil Craft with Pattern

Don’t just use one color, use a variety of colors to create a beautiful bouquet of paper daffodils.DIY Paper Daffodils with Free Printable Pattern

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