I love crepe paper flowers. This is a very nice tutorial that shows how to make a crepe paper waterlily.
Pretty Peonies Made from Cupcake Wrappers, paper peonies
Easy tutorial for paper flowers. This is helpful, showing the petal templates to cut by hand, although I would glue the petals directly on a circle base in the same color.
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DIY: cupcake liner flowers - Fun rainy day activity or mothers day project in class!