Penny’s Tips Volume 129


Hi everyone! I was tricked. Mom said whoever picked the shortest straw had to write today, but there were 3 of us and only 2 straws.

Being that the 4th of July is coming up, I thought I would make something patriotic.

I made a tissue paper flower in red, white and blue. All you need is 3 colors of tissue paper, scissors and a pipe cleaner or wire. You cute the paper into squares ( about 10 inches by 10 inches). You need 6 of one color, 4 of another and 2 of the last color.

You stack them then fold them like an accordion. Then tie it in the middle with the wire.

Then you puff it up.


And if you are lucky, you can keep a piece of tissue paper to play with.


We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop  and Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday. 



  1. Oh boy, Cooper and Mom are excited. They already have the instructions for the next Scout craft project and can be already to go on the 5th. Thanks, Penny. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  2. I, personally, am glad you got the short straw!! Your flower is very pretty and a VERY good idea!

  3. Those are some pretty flowers! We used to make tissue flowers for birthdays, it is a fun craft that even I can do!

  4. I could tell yesterday that you were going to do the post. I think you were set up, but you did a great job.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Ellen. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  5. thiz iz one oh thoz trik math questshunz iznt it….like if three tranez waz goin west at de same time frum diffrunt spot whooz gonna get ta hawaii furst….‼️❤️

  6. Very pretty. Mom used to make tissue flowers as a kid by folding tissue paper like an accordion. Your idea is very good.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. While i noticed yesterday that you didn’t have a straw, Penny, i thought it was because yours was the short one and i just wasn’t seeing it, i had no idea there wasn’t one. That is rather tricky.

    Either way, you did a great job and i’m very glad to see you posting!

  8. So very pretty, and yes, we hope you were rewarded with a piece of tissue for yourself!

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