Origami Tulip Instructions

Origami Tulip

Diagrams and Video Instructions

The origami tulip is a favourite model of mine: it is relatively simple and looks so sweet when bunched together with other tulips, or different types of flowers.

Use lovely colourful paper for this one, it will brighten your day!

For a printable Pdf of the tulip instructions, click here.

You will need Adobe Reader installed in order to open the Pdf. You can get it here.

Video Instructions

Diagram Instructions

1. Start with your paper coloured side up. Fold in half, then in half again, as shown. Crease well, then open out again.

2. Turn the paper over and fold in half diagonally and in both directions. Crease well and open out once again.

3. Holding the points shown, bring them both down to the centre point on the bottom line. Flatten model. This is called a waterbomb base.

4. Fold bottom corners of front flaps up to the top corner. Repeat this on the back as well.

5. Turn the front flap to the left, like turning the pages in a book.
Do the same to the other side of the model.

6. Move the upper flaps toward each other, and tuck one into the other, as far as it goes.

7. When you flatten this, make sure the distances A & B shown are equal.

8. Repeat steps 6 & 7 on back of model, to get this.

9. Blow into base of tulip to inflate and shape the flower.

10. Peel each petal down, slowly and carefully. Your tulip is now finished.

You can pair it with the flower stem as pictured.

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