Egg Cup Tulips

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Egg Cup Tulips
Total Time 1 hour

These egg cup tulip flowers are a classic spring craft with a slight twist. By adding contrasting colored tissue paper, you'll find these are pretty enough to display in a vase! Be sure to visit our main spring index for even more ideas. As well, explore our Easter crafts, holiday recipes, printables and more.

What you'll need

  • 3 cardboard egg cups
  • 6" square piece of green craft foam
  • Toothpick
  • Scissors
  • 3 green chenille stems
  • Acrylic paint: pink, red and light blue
  • 6" x 3" piece of light purple tissue paper
  • 6" x 3" piece of yellow tissue paper
  • 6" x 3" piece of blue tissue paper
Helpful Tip:

The colors we have chosen are not etched in stone! Pick whatever colors you like. These look lovely displayed in a glass jar. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar for an even prettier effect. Glue is not needed for this project, however you can reinforce your flowers with a few dots of glue to make them last longer.

How to make it

  1. Using an empty egg carton, cut out three egg cups and trim them down. We made ours into a pretty shape by cutting wide "V" shapes into the sides of the cups. (See photo.)

  2. Paint one of the egg cups red, one pink, and the last one light blue. Set aside to dry.

  3. Cut each piece of tissue paper in half so that you now have two 3"x3" squares of each color. Set aside.

  4. Cut 4" long almond shaped leaves from the green craft foam.

  5. Use a toothpick to poke a hole in the center of each leaf. (See photo.)

  6. Use scissors to give your leaves more shape by trimming them into an hour glass type shape (See photo.)

  7. Poke a chenille stem into the hole in the center of the leaf. Repeat for the other two leaves. (See photo.)

  8. When egg cups are dry, use toothpick or pen to poke a hole in the bottom of each egg cup. (See photo.)

  9. Insert the top of the chenille stem into the hole in the egg cup. (See photo.) Pull the egg cup about a fourth of the way down the chenille stem.

  10. Insert the top of the chenille stem into the center of the two tissue paper squares. Run the egg cup up to the tissue paper. (See photo.) The tissue paper will tuck inside the egg cup. Bend the end of the chenille into the tissue paper to hold everything in place.

  11. Adjust leaf by moving it up or down until it's where you want it.

  12. Repeat steps 7-10 for each flower.

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