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Make a paper flower corsage for Mothers’ Day.

Make a paper flower corsage for Mothers’ 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.


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Pitzhanger Hub

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31st March 2022

New Acquisition: Villa Negroni

We are delighted to have acquired a set of ten prints of Roman frescoes from the Villa Negroni, thanks to the generous support of Art Fund.

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18th February 2022

Pitzhanger Manor hosted the Freedom of Ealing Awards

Pitzhanger was proud to host a special ceremony last night at which five honorary freemen and women and one honorary alderman were elected to the Borough of Ealing in recognition of their achievements.

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27th January 2022

Portrait of Bukayo Saka on display at Pitzhanger Manor 

Bukayo Saka’s portrait is currently on display at Pitzhanger Manor to celebrate his nomination for The Freedom of the Borough of Ealing, the highest award that the Council can bestow.

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8th December 2021

New Chair appointed

Our Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Dickins CBE as its new Chair from 1 January 2022. 

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The four Eating Room statues will be restored at Pitzhanger by Cliveden Conservation this summer!

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This is Ealing – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone involved who contributed to and visited our landmark exhibition This is Ealing which closed on Sunday 6 June.

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Pitzhanger is reopening

We are delighted to announce that we will reopen our doors on Thursday 27 May, guidance permitting. Tickets to our spring and summer exhibitions are now available!

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

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

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