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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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Julian Opie artwork in the garden

Julian Opie’s exhibition in the Gallery may have closed, but we can now reveal a new artwork by the leading contemporary artist outside in the gardens.

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16th July 2021

Conservation in action

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

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7th June 2021

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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9th April 2021

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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7th April 2021

Grant Awarded from Culture Recovery Fund

We are thrilled to announce that Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery has been awarded a major grant from the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund. Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, we can continue to be #HereForCulture.

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31st March 2021

New fundraising appeal launched

We have launched a new fundraising appeal #SupportPitzhanger to help Pitzhanger reopen and stay open.

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11th February 2021

Introducing our new Pitz Packs!

This February half term, we’re pleased to launch our new, free activity packs for families to get creative at home and in your local green space.

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22nd January 2021

Pitzhanger receives Art Fund grant to support 2021 projects

We are delighted to announce that Pitzhanger has been awarded a grant from Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine programme

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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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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)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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