If the flowers have not yet sprouted in the garden, then these (paper) buds are for you.
What You Need
Construction paper (assorted colors)
Mini paper cups (in assorted colors)
On the colored paper, cut flower petal shapes. On the green paper, cut leaves. Glue a paper cup in the center of the flower petals, and then adhere to the straw. Glue the petals to the straw.