Paper Dogwood Craft

dogwood parable

Do you know the parable of the dogwood? It’s one of my favorite parts of Spring in the south and as a true Southerner, they are my very favorite flower. I decided to make some paper dogwoods. I actually found a tutorial on Martha Stewart but she made it too artsy and perfect for a kid to do. So, here’s my {better} tutorial…

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1. Start with a square piece of paper. Mine were 5×5. I had to cut them from a regular old piece of copy paper. But tissue paper would probably look neat. Or some of that cool origami paper.

2. Fold in half. Then fold in half again.

3. Fold diagonally. Then the other way. Now you should have lots of creases on your paper.

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4. Fold it back up, following your creases until it’s a triangle. Hold it with the folded side to the left.

5. Begin cutting a semi circle (half heart? ice cream cone?) from the cut side.

6. You should end up with the final shape!

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7. Open it up and see your flower! Experiment with different widths and shapes of cuts to make them look “more” like dogwoods!

8. Use a marker (or glitter glue) to make a few dots in the middle of the flower.

9. Highlight the 4 “corners” with red marker.


I hot glued them to a branch and added a few construction paper leaves and we have a beautiful (If I do say so myself!) Easter-Spring-Time-Resurrection-Day decoration!




  1. Beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous! I like how you made it kid friendly! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the {better} tutorial! 😉 We have a real dogwood in our backyard so this would be fun for us to make our own for inside.

  4. Pip Chambers says:

    Oh, I just did this in two minutes after reading your post, with a coffee filter. It looks so real. I used watercolor pencils to add the red, and yellow marker for the center, lightly misted and it is so beautiful – what a great craft to do with the kids.

  5. Very fun and easy for kids to enjoy!!! We used construction paper and that worked fine.

  6. These are really cute and clever!

  7. Cute paper flower! Saved and bookmarked your page. We will try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love it. Dogwoods are so beautiful and this project looks very easy and nice. Thanks!

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