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Make a paper flower corsage for Mother’s Day.

Make a paper flower corsage for Mother’s Day.

Watch our animation and use paper, tape, scissors and pipe cleaners to make a mini springtime bouquet for someone you love. You can wear it or even put it in a little vase.

This activity is for all ages. You may want to pre-cut materials or buy pre-cut materials for little people. You will make individual flowers and then twist them together to make your bouquet. 

It will take you about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how detailed you make your flowers.


  1. Tape (any will do even masking tape which you can colour with a marker when you’re finished)
  2. Scissors
  3. Wire (if you have some)
  4. Safety pins or broach pins
  5. A stapler comes in handy
  6. Pipe cleaners
  7. Glue stick
  8. Ribbon
  9. If you have one, a glue gun
  10. Different paper. It can be recycled from other projects, tissue paper, crepe paper, newspaper, sugar paper, card, old envelopes, etc.


  1. Daffodil: pick your colours, cut circles out and fold them. Trim to make little pom poms. Layer and twist the back together fixing the back of your flower with pipe cleaner
  2. Draw six petals on paper and cut out. Pinch tissue paper to make the inner part. Staple in. Cut out leaves to add depth.
  3. Use tissue paper to cut out a six petal flower. Add a frill using a firmer card trimmed with frills. You can even use your pencil to curl the paper.
  4. For variety, make some roses with different coloured tissue paper. Wrap tissue strips around in layers, pinching and folding. Pinch the base and fix with a pipe cleaner. Add a detail leaf.
  5. Combine your bouquet, twisting the pipe cleaners together. Use tape to bind the stems.
  6. Add ribbon for detail and bounce. 
  7. Affix a safety pin or broach pin with tape on the back of the stem. 
  8. Have fun! Invent new flowers, using recycled paper and at-home materials to recreate the shapes of our natural world.


All the latest happenings in and around Pitzhanger

3rd December 2020

2021 Exhibition Programme Announced

Mark your 2021 diaries with our upcoming exhibitions at Pitzhanger including new work by leading contemporary British artist Julian Opie.

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3rd December 2020

Soane’s Kitchen has reopened

Partnering with The Pepper Collective, we look forward to bringing you an exciting roster of chef takeovers and guest pop-ups over the coming months.

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12th November 2020

Anish Kapoor print raffle winner

Anish Kapoor print raffle winner Anne Grange collects her prize from Pitzhanger

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15th October 2020

Chalk Jewellery: The Pitzhanger Collection

Chalk Jewellery have launched a new collection to celebrate the first year of the Pitzhanger Manor being open.

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6th October 2020

Pitzhanger now FREE for Ealing Residents to visit on Thursdays

Ealing local residents can now enjoy Pitzhanger for FREE on Thursdays as well as between 11.30am-2pm on Sundays

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24th September 2020

Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives is open

Here’s what some of our recent media and visitors have been saying recently about Pitzhanger and our new exhibition.

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14th September 2020

21st Century Influencers – Hogarth, Soane and A Rake’s Progress

If you missed the first event of the Chiswick Book Festival Online, you can now catch up on YouTube!

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24th August 2020

Pitzhanger is reopening on 10 September

We are delighted to update you that we will reopen our doors with our postponed new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives.

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20th May 2020

Happy World Bee Day 2020

To celebrate we are sharing with you the story behind our unique Pitzhanger Honey, made by volunteers and sold in the Pitzhanger Shop.

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21st April 2020

Mel Giedroyc at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

Mel Giedroyc brought her best friend to Pitzhanger for the first episode of the new series of the Art Fund’s Meet Me at the Museum podcast.

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Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967

Tuesday - Monday: Closed

Last admissions one hour before closing

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