Origami  Flower Instructions

Origami Flower

This beautiful Origami flower is a favourite of mine. I learned this one at school, and made dozens of them for all my friends (and they loved them by the way!)

This flower works well in both patterned and plain papers, so experiment with different papers and perhaps put them together in a bouquet.

For a printable pdf version of the flower instructions, click here. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open the .pdf file. You can get Adobe Reader here.

1. Start with a square piece of paper, white side up. Fold the paper in half, crease well and open, and then fold again in the other direction.

2. Turn the paper over to the coloured side. Fold the paper in half, crease well and open, and then fold again in the other direction. Your creases should look like this.

3. Using the creases you have made, Bring the top 3 corners of the model down to the bottom corner. Flatten model.

4. Fold toward centre line and unfold.

5. Using the crease you have just made, open and flatten this flap.

6. Repeat step 4 and 5 on the other 3 flaps of the model.

7. 'Turn the page' of the front and back flaps; so your model looks like this.

8. Lift the top layer up, folding along the crease shown.

9. Now repeat step 8 on the remaining 3 flaps, so the model now looks like this.

10. Turn over and make sure there are equal pleats behind each side of model.

11. Pinch these two creases through all layers.

12. Now pinch the narrow end to make the edges meet behind the model.

13. Holding the narrow point of the model very loosely, pull the outermost petals toward each other until they meet.

14. Now form the petals by pinching the ends, and slightly folding back these tips. Finished Flower.

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