I love daffodils and narcissi. So I made some paper flowers a while ago that will last much longer (although they will get a bit dusty!) Here's how I made them:
For the daffodil you will need
Pale yellow crepe paper for petals
deeper yellow for the center trumpet
brown crepe paper to encase the bud
olive green crepe paper for stem and leaf
very pale green or white tissue (or crepe) paper for center
plastic covered garden/floral wire
Elmers type glue
scissors to cut paper (not your mother's best sewing scissors!)
something to cut the garden wire
Step 1: Let's Make It!
Stem and center
Cut a 12 inch length of garden wire and twist a one inch square of pale green or white tissue (or crepe paper) round one end.
Spread glue from center of the paper to a corner (a).
Lay the tip of the wire in it (b).
Fold the upper half diagonally over. (c)
Fold the right hand half over to the left hand side and glue (d),
Then twist and glue round wire (e).