Quick Straw Wrapper Flower




Introduction: Quick Straw Wrapper Flower

About: BSU 16 Community health major Bridgewater Track and Field

Have you ever been at a restaurant bored waiting for your food?

Nowadays people go out to eat and although they attempt to stay away from constantly looking at their phones and try to be more social it does not always work and the wait for food seems to be getting a longer and longer.

When waiting for your food to come out and conversation is slow here is a fun trick to keep you busy!

Step 1: Parts and Equipment


  • Straw wrapper


  • Wrap straw

Step 2: Push the Straw All the Way Down in the Wrapper

Step 2: Push the straw all the way down in the wrapper

this should leave an open space on one side

Step 3: Rip Open Side of Straw Wrapper

Step 3: Rip the open side of the straw wrapper from where you just push the straw down

try to rip as evenly across as you can

you can throw away the ripped off piece

Step 4: Push Up Straw and Flatten Straw Wrapper

Step 4: Push up straw and pull out straw then flatten straw wrapper

you can now put your straw in your drink!

Step 5: Fold Straw Warpper in Half

Step 5: Fold straw warpper in half

Step 6: Create a Right Angle

Step 6: create a right angle with your straw wrapper

Step 7: Fold Each Side Back and Forth Over Each Other

Step 7: fold each side back and forth over each other

this should create small square box

Step 8: Hold Both End Pieces Top and Bottom

Step 8: hold both end pieces top and bottom

gently with both hands stretch out your box pulling both ends apart

Step 9: Crunch Up One End

Step 9: Letting go of top crunch up one end

holding one end of the straw with one hand use your other free hand to scrunch up the other end toward the top this action should be done slowly and gently making sure not to rip the paper

Step 10: Fold the Bottom in Half

Step 10: Fold the bottom in half creating the stem of the flower

twist bottom

Step 11: Conclusion

spend time socializing with your friends instead of sitting on your phone when you are out to eat.

This flower from a straw wrapper can wow your friends, you can also leave it with the tip for your waitress!

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    5 Discussions


    2 years ago

    This looks really cool. I keep getting stuck between steps 6 and 7. How does a right angle make the straw fold over itself?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Love the idea of making something out of trash. Thanks for sharing.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    That looks so cool! I love making little things like this out of trash.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    What a great instructable, and a nice idea leaving it for the waitress!