Rainbow Paper Dahlia Flowers

Rainbow Paper Dahlia flowers || Great Spring craft idea that kids can help make

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Rainbow Paper Dahlia Flowers

Spring is finally in the air here {FINALLY!!} and Easter is just around the corner! I love using a rainbow of colors to decorate for Easter. Last year I created this rainbow Easter Egg banner and we are enjoying this fun banner again this year in my entry way. Rainbows make me happy and I think its a great way to celebrate this special holiday.

If you’re looking to COLORIZE your Easter, then I have the perfect Easter paper craft for you! Paper Dahlia Flowers are easy to make, look fantastic on any wall, and they are an easy craft to get the kids involved in making!

DIY Paper Dahlia Flowers || Love the rainbow of colors!

My 4 year old preschooler had a blast helping me make a rainbow of Dahlia flowers to decorate with for Easter. He loved cutting and rolling the vibrant colored ASTROBRIGHTS® PAPERS into cones with me. It turned out to be a fun little mommy/son crafting project.

Rainbow Paper flowers || Pretty Dahlias that are easy to make and look great on any wall

Here’s another way to arrange the dahlia flowers. I love the bright colors on the gray wall with my newly finished white board and batten in my Dining Room.

Rainbow of vibrant colored ASTROBRIGHT® papers

ASTROBRIGHTS® PAPERS sent me a big box of the most luscious, vibrant colored paper in a rainbow of colors. Talk about a box full of happiness! See my Instagram here. You can find ASTROBRIGHTS® PAPERS online here.

How to Make Paper Dahlia Flowers

dahlia paper flowers tutorial


  • 10 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ ASTROBRIGHTS® PAPERS per flower {I did 4 layers on each flower. The biggest layer took 4 sheets, the next layer took 3, then 2 and then the center took 1 sheets.}
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Low Temp Glue Gun
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cardboard

1. Cut a 6.5″ circle out of cardboard. I used a bowl and pen to trace a circle on the cardstock and then cut it out with scissors.

kids easter craft idea

2. Use your paper trimmer to cut your colorful paper into rectangles. I cut all pieces of paper into 4.25″ x 5.5″, which is basically an 8.5×11 into fourths. My 4 year was great at helping me cut the papers. I would measure and then he loved to run the blade across to cut it.

Note: You can see my kitchen cabinets are medium wood color. Last week, I started painting them white. If you want to see the process, check out my Instagram

kids paper craft for easter

3. Then roll your pieces of paper into cone shape with a point in the center of one end and use a small dot of glue to hold in place. If you have kids helping you, I very highly recommend using a low temperature glue gun. Glue gun burns are not fun!

How to make Paper Dahlia flowers || Love how she them in all colors of the rainbow. Made such a pretty spring decoration

4. Then I started glueing the first layer of cones all the way around the edge of the cardboard circle. The next layer I glued the cones around a little inside of the outer layer, without cutting or trimming them. For the third layer, I trimmed off about 2-3″ off the cone before gluing them on. And then for the center, I cut off the tips of the cones and glued them into the center of the flower.

*Note: I did all the glueing because I didn’t think my 4 year old was big enough for it, but if you have older kids, they could totally help with the glueing parts.

Paper Flower Dahlias in a rainbow of colors

I love the texture and color these bright, happy paper Dahlia flowers offer as Easter Decor! My kids love looking at them

Learn how to make Paper Dahlia flowers || Love the rainbow of colors! Perfect for Spring or Easter.
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 What Easter Crafts are you making? What colors do you decorate with for Easter? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 51

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 52

    Just a quick question! The Astrobright that you used, was it regular paper or cardstock, as they sell both? Thank you!

    1. 52.1

      I used regular weight Astrobright paper, not cardstock :)

      1. Michelle

        Thank you! :)

  3. 53
    Vicky Fears

    Was it astrobright paper are was it the cardstock?

    1. 53.1
      Vicky Fears

      Sorry Nevermind I didnt read the comments until after i sent the comment. Thank you in advance.

  4. 54

    How did you attach the flowers to the wall?

    1. 54.1

      I hot glued a twine loop to the back of the cardboard :)

  5. 55
    Lynn Merrills

    I want to try these.