These paper flowers are beautiful, quick to make, and unlike the real things, guaranteed to last a long time.
Cut eight 3 1/2-inch squares out of the tissue paper.
Using the side of a crayon, color along two opposite edges of each square.
Place one of the squares on a flat surface with the uncolored edges at the top and bottom. Starting at the top, fold the square as you would a paper fan. The pleats should be about a half inch wide. Fold the remaining squares using the same method.
For a stem, bend a pipe cleaner 1 1/2 inches from an end to form a hook. Stack the pleated squares (without unfolding them). Place the stack inside the hook and twist the hook end around the stem. Then, to open up the flower to full bloom, twist the petals a half turn near the stem.