Super Easy Valentine’s Paper Rose Cutout

The following is a post from contributing writer Rob @ Art for Kids!

Valentine's paper rose cutout

Do you remember when you were a kid, and kept pencil shavings because they looked like flowers? I even admit, to thinking they looked cool. Well this art project is not only inspired from those little shavings, it’s also just as easy as sharpening a pencil.

I did this together with my little kids (3 and 7 years old) and they loved it! When we got done they were shocked that it actually looked like a rose.


  • Printed rose pattern on red paper (downloadable from this post).
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Scissors

Step By Step Paper Rose Instructions

1. Download and print the paper rose pattern onto red paper.

Paper Rose Cutout Step 1

2. With scissors cut out one of the spirals.

Paper Rose Cutout Step 2

3. Roll the spiral, beginning from the outside.

Paper Rose Cutout Step 3

4. Roll the entire spiral until you get to the center. The center of the spiral will act as the bottom of the rose.

Paper Rose Cutout Step 4

5. Push the green pipe cleaner into the center of the rose, and through the dotted X. You may need to poke a hole with the scissors if the paper is too thick.

Paper Rose Cutout Step 5

6. Finish pulling the pipe cleaner through the rose, leaving enough to hold the spiral paper in place.

Paper Rose Cutout Step 6

That’s it! See, I told you it was easy. My favorite part about this project, no glue is needed.

Download & Print

Click the image below, then right click to save and print. Pattern includes two spirals for two roses.

Paper Rose Cutout

Rob and his kids can be found at Art for Kids!

They love art, and love sharing it with others. To them, doing art together is the best part of every day.