Take 4 of the red pipe cleaners and cut them into thirds. Take each of the 4”pieces and fold them in half and then line them up side by side so that all the end pieces are at the top and all the folds are at the bottom.
Place the green pipe cleaner somewhere in the middle, lining it up with the tops. Then bunch them all together as best you can so that the green pipe cleaner is in the center.
Take the remaining red pipe cleaner and starting about 3/4” from the end, tightly wrap it around the bunch.
Continue wrapping the red pipe cleaner around the bunch so that it neatly covers the tips and holds them in place:. Take the pipe cleaner pieces and bend each of them upwards.
Pinch the pieces together tightly to shape the tulip bud. Then slightly bend each “pedal” towards inside. You can shape the pedals so that the tulip is a closed bud, or a more open tulip flower.