Myths and prototypes
The mythological history of Ancient Greece is associated with hyacinth. Hyacinth is a handsome prince of Sparta who is accidentally killed by Apollo during a joint game of discus throwing. Beautiful fragrant flowers blossomed from the drops of blood of the deceased young man.
In modern images we find hyacinths in white, blue, lilac, purple-pink, purple and even yellow. A bulbous plant with a thick, low peduncle. Small flowers, similar to stars with curved petal rays, are tightly collected in a pyramidal vertical inflorescence. In general, the flower even looks figured. The stem is framed by two or more regular, long and narrow leaves.
These characteristics of the real plant are reflected in paper crafts.
Preparing for work
For work we need a very small set:
- Stationery scissors.
- Double-sided, medium-weight colored paper.
- Glue stick or vinyl glue.
- Ruler 30 cm.
- Thick pencil or needle.
The color of the paper can be arbitrary – different tones or shades that combine with each other. For the stem and leaves you will need green paper, preferably as close to a true grassy shade as possible.
To get started, try making a simple hyacinth with our basic step-by-step tutorial.
Cut the green paper into rectangles with sides 5-6 cm and 15-20 cm, these will be the stems. We will need as many empty spaces as we plan to make for flowers.
For the inflorescences, we will also need double-sided rectangles made of colored paper – 5 by 20 cm.
Fold the paper 1 cm wide along the long side of the white rectangle. For convenience, especially if we are working with children, you can draw a thin line along the ruler with a pencil.
So, our rectangle is divided into two parts: 1 cm wide and 4 cm wide. We cut off the 4 cm side across the fold. We make a fringe on one side no more than 1 cm; you can cut it with pencil marks or cut it by eye. This will make the petals even more natural.
Now comes the most painstaking stage of the work – each piece of bangs must be twisted into a spiral. You can do this yourself or use available materials: pencil, knitting needle, wooden skewer. The more carefully this work is done, the better and neater the hyacinth will look.
Turn the stem rectangle diagonally into a tube. We move from the corner, fix the ends of the paper with glue. Let the stem dry.
Once again, take green paper and cut out a rectangle 5 cm wide, take the length arbitrarily. Fold the edge 1 cm along one of the wide sides, as we did for the flowers. On the other hand, we cut the cloves in the form of leaves.
- Take the paper tape with the prepared petals and begin to wind it onto the spiral stem, moving from top to bottom. We secure the upper edge with glue, placing the coils as tightly together as possible so that the flower turns out lush.
- Now we also wrap the stem with a blank with leaves. We also fix the ends with glue.
- We bend the green leaves outward a little, and cut off the tip of the stem tube evenly.
- We collect the remaining flowers in the same way.
The deck is ready. All that remains is to assemble a beautiful vase for it or place it in a pot of a suitable size. The pot can be made from a cut out plastic bottle. Decorate with a beautiful piece of fabric or wrapping paper or cellophane.
Fill the inside of the container with crumpled paper, scraps of paper. It will be easy to strengthen the finished flower stems in them.
Where hyacinth flower crafts will come in handy
There are many variations, simpler in meaning and concept, in which a plant element of this type can be used. A craft formed from hyacinth flowers can be used:
- Create children’s crafts for the “Spring Festival” in kindergarten or school.
- Indoor hyacinth can be an excellent decor for an office or room.
- We are preparing gifts for the holidays on March 8th.
- Make a homemade birthday gift for your grandmother, mother, sister.
If flowers are made using the appliqué technique, they can become the focal point of the image.
Necessary materials and tools
The set of tools is the same for any manufacturing method, but the materials may differ. What options for the materials used can be:
- Most often, hyacinth is made from corrugated paper. The texture of the material gives the petals lightness and naturalness compared to ordinary colored paper. At the same time, working with such material is not at all difficult.
- For making children’s crafts, it is better to use double-sided colored paper. This type of material is stronger than corrugated paper.
- As a base, you can use thread, a wooden skewer, a cocktail straw, or a paper straw. To decorate the first 2 types of base, you can use green electrical tape, satin ribbons, and green paper.
Much depends on the type of composition. The flower can be placed in a decorative vase, “planted” in a vase, glued to a sheet of cardboard, attached to a fabric base, or placed in a box.
To work on a flower you need to prepare scissors, glue, a ruler and a simple pencil. In rare cases, sewing threads or double-sided tape are used for high-quality fastening.
How to make hyacinth from paper rings on an oval base
What can a child give to his mother? Of course, it’s a simple handmade craft, and it’s better if it’s a paper flower, since the availability of this material is obvious and all mothers love flowers. Your child, independently or with a little help from an adult, will be able to make a hyacinth from paper rings on an oval base according to the illustrated descriptions that are in this master class. The finished craft flower – hyacinth will be a good gift for mom or will decorate a child’s room. So, let’s start making a flower – hyacinth.
To make a flower – hyacinth, prepare:
- purple and green paper;
Almost any child can cope with such a craft under minimal adult supervision. The only thing is to guide the child, showing him the sequence of the process. First, we need to make blanks for the future hyacinth flower, cut the prepared A4 sheets in half. As a result, we got two purple and two green leaves.
Draw an oval on one half of the purple paper. This will be the basis for the flower itself.
Next, use scissors to cut out the drawn oval.
Fold the remaining half of the purple paper in half.
Cut a sheet of paper into two parts.
Now these purple paper sheets need to be cut into small strips (about 1.5-2 cm wide) for further making rings for the hyacinth flower.
We twist each strip into a ring and fix it with glue.
We need to make a fairly large number of such flower rings.
We begin to glue the rings onto the previously prepared white hyacinth oval.
This way you will fill the entire surface of the floral paper oval.
Now we can start making the stem and leaves of our hyacinth. To make the stem, we begin by folding half of a previously prepared sheet of green paper into a narrow strip.
We connect the edges of the strip with glue and as a result we get a green stem.
We glue the finished flower stem to the back of our hyacinth.
Fold the other half of the green leaf into 4 folds.
From it we cut out the following type of workpiece.
This is how we got 2 green leaves for the hyacinth flower.
Glue them to the bottom of our flower.
Thus, we managed to make a hyacinth from paper rings glued to an oval base with green leaves and stem.
This is what ours looks like: paper hyacinth to finish the craft.
Step-by-step assembly of a bouquet of flowers
Paper flowers of this type are often collected in bunches to form a complete arrangement. Initially you need to make several flower branches. To do this, you can use 1 of the presented techniques.
Next we make paper hyacinths to form a bouquet:
- When the flower branches are ready, you should start decorating the leaves.
- Cut a rectangle equal to half the height of the stem.
- Fold the piece like an accordion. The smaller the accordion, the better for leaf formation.
- After assembling the accordion, you need to trim the edges, sharpening them a little. Then open the piece.
- Lubricate the stem with glue and gradually wrap a strip of leaves. In this case, each subsequent turn of the rod must be covered with glue again.
Step-by-step photo of finishing a hyacinth stem for a bouquet.
The resulting branches can be wrapped in gift or transparent paper using the same principle as fresh bouquets. The bases must be tied with tape. The souvenir is ready for donation.
Varieties of crafts with assembly diagrams
To form flowering arrows of hyacinths, you should use a master class suitable for the composition with a detailed algorithm. Some types of patterns can be used to create a flower with natural shapes and bud types. In any case, everything is described in more detail in step-by-step diagrams.
Origami with diagram
The easiest way is to make a hyacinth sprig from colored paper. This manufacturing principle is called the origami technique. Even a small child can cope with such a task, since the assembly process is a complex of elementary actions:
- Cut a sheet of A4 colored paper on the sides into 2 equal parts.
- Fold a 1cm wide strip along the longer side.
- Divide the entire length into equal narrow strips. Cut the piece into pieces up to the fold of the longitudinal strip.
- Use scissors to twist the resulting strips to the side.
- Prepare a strip of green paper 0.5 cm wide. Grease a long wooden skewer with glue and screw the strip to the base.
- Then wrap the flower with a white layer using the same principle as the green part.
- Make leaves by accordion folding a rectangle and cutting off the tops. Then glue the piece to the base.
By preparing a few elements, you can create a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers.
Video master class in quilling technique
A simple example of applique using the quilling technique
Applications for children
Applique is the best children’s technique. This also applies to crafts in which hyacinths occupy a central place. In kindergarten or elementary school, children can be offered this option for making sconces:
- Cut out an oblong oval from colored paper. Glue the blank to a sheet of cardboard.
- Make a striped stem and sheets of green paper in the shape of a teardrop.
- Glue these pieces to the base of the oval.
- Prepare many strips 4-5 mm wide and 2-3 cm long, glue each strip in the shape of a ring.
- Glue all the rings around the perimeter of the oval in any order.
The main advantage of this craft is that all the elements are completely simple, and the result is a voluminous applique.
Using paper napkins
What do we need for this?
- glue stick;
- No flower vase or glass needed.
- several napkins;
- green card;
- some dark colored foam;
- pencil or any similar object;
Going to work:
Cut a sheet of green paper in half, set aside one part, roll the second with a pencil into a tube and take it out. Apply glue to the edge of the paper and glue the tube. So, we made a stem for our hyacinth.
Take the napkins, but do not open them, and cut them into nine equal squares. Our squares turned out to be multi-layered, so we cut them so that each square has a layer.
Take the resulting square and place a pencil in the center with the opposite end, lift the edges of the napkin with your fingers and press them to the pencil.
Hold the edges of the napkin with your fingers and apply glue to the middle. Pay attention to the photos, they will help you not to get confused and do the craft correctly.
Without removing the pencil, we glue one of the holes on our leg with this square of napkin. Now let’s remove the pencil. Let’s do the same thing, only now we’ll glue another hole in the stem.
Glue several pieces of napkin next to each other along the edge of the stem to make the first row. So, you need to create as many lines as you see fit. This is a matter of taste.
We have one more piece of green paper left. We cut out several oblong strips from it; they will serve as leaves for the hyacinth.
Next, you need to apply glue to the bottom of our leaves and attach them to the bottom of the stem.
We put pre-prepared foam rubber into the pot, use scissors to make a hole in the middle so that the resulting flower can be placed there.
Making hyacinth from paper is easy. Try!
Hyacinth made of multi-colored paper
DIY paper flowers will decorate your home and add coziness.
What do we need for this?
- office glue.
- yellow-green paper;
Going to work:
Take yellow paper and cut out a 6×14 cm rectangle. Cut the green paper into 2 parts: a 6×15 cm rectangle and a 6×6 cm square. The yellow paper will be flowers for us, and the green paper will be stems and leaves.
Corrugated paper hyacinth
What do we need for this?
- green and white card;
- office glue;
- colored corrugated paper;
- narrow satin ribbon no more than half a meter long;
Going to work:
We make a pot from a plastic bottle. Crumple up a piece of paper and place it in the resulting pot.
We take the floor from a sheet of paper and with a pencil we take out a certain tube from it, and at the bottom we cut it out and glue it onto a ball of paper – this will be the stem of a hyacinth.
Blanks by facing method
Layered doilies or tissue paper work great for cutting. You can also use corrugated paper.
- Then lightly dip the tip with the paper into glue and glue it to the base.
- Then step by step we fill the entire space of the cylinder. The closer you place the elements to each other, the more natural and voluminous the flower will be.
- We fold paper napkins several times and cut them into small squares with a side of 2-3 cm, it is not necessary to do this very evenly and achieve absolute evenness.
- Take such a piece, place the tip of a pencil or skewer in the center, bend the corners of the paper onto the stick, and turn it slightly.
Using the coating method, young children can easily apply flat and 3D applications. The technique develops fine motor skills, spatial and imaginative thinking.