Blossoming Paper Flowers

Make your own Blossoming Paper Flowers

Download our Science Oxford Challenge Blossoming paper flowers instruction sheet to get you started.

Make your own folded paper flower and watch what happens when you float it on water. Can you find out more about something that might affect how quickly this happens? You could explore what the flower is made from, flower petal size or shape, or even something to do with the water.

Don’t forget to download the  Science Oxford Challenge Poster (or make your own) and take a picture or video of your flowers!

Skills:Close observation, prediction, pattern seeking, fair testing, gross and fine motor skills, verbal and social skills

Age group: age 4 to adult

What you will need: paper (you may want different types), scissors, pen/pencil, a watertight tray or bowl, water, timer

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If you enjoyed this challenge, look out for the Big Science Event at Home coming soon this summer!