This Origami lotus flower is so quick and easy to make. They look fabulous on your table and y’all can apply them to agree a few sweet treats or merely as ornamentation. They can exist fabricated with Origami paper or just copier paper like I have used here. Y’all could even apply wrapping paper that matched your consequence. The only thing that matters is that it is square.

If you lot have a design on one side of your paper you volition get a different effect. Experiment and see what you tin can make. These step by footstep instructions with photos will show yous just what to practice. If y’all similar watching a tutorial so scroll downward to the lesser of the written instructions and watch my video tutorial.

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You will need:

Foursquare of paper – Copier newspaper or Origami paper

Your paper tin can be whatsoever size only they become very fiddly if it is as well pocket-sized. This one here is made using a vi″ foursquare

General Origami Tips

  • Ensure all folds are authentic
  • Press all folds firmly
  • Running your fingernail along a crease makes it a sharp crease
  • Ensure your paper is the same style round as mine at every footstep
  • If y’all desire to acquire some basic origami folds take a look at The Beginner’s Guide to Origami

Making your Origami Lotus Flower

Kickoff Paper Folds

Accept your square of paper and fold it in half so that one corner reaches the opposite corner. Open up it out and repeat with the other ii corners. You should now have diagonal folds across your foursquare of paper. Y’all have marked the center of the square as where the ii folds cantankerous.

Take each corner in turn and fold it into the centre of the square. One time y’all have done them all you will still have a square of paper but it will exist smaller. Leave them folded in.

first folds of origami lotus flower

Now repeat the process again WITHOUT turning your newspaper over. You should still take a foursquare after yous accept finished only fifty-fifty smaller.

second folds of origami lotus flower

Second Newspaper Folds

Plough the paper over and and so echo the step of folding all four corners into the centre. You will end up with an even smaller foursquare!

third folds of origami lotus flower

Now plough over your paper and open upward the last set of folds that you fabricated. It should look like this.

turn paper over again

Preparing the Petals

In plow, take each triangle and fold it outwards and then that it sticks out beyond your square. Make the crease approximately a third of the way forth the triangle from the edge of the foursquare. This should be clearer from the pictures (hopefully).

petal folds for lotus flower

Class the Lotus Bloom

Turn your paper over. Now fold each of the uppermost points in to the centre in turn. This should form your basic flower. The corner petals that you lot class may need curling slightly with your fingers to assist them form as they ‘rise up’.

forming origami lotus flower

In turn, bring each of the triangles from the underneath of the flower (the bottom) and gyre them over the side of the bloom. This will pull your bloom together and keep the concluding step from unravelling.

Take Intendance: It is actually piece of cake to rip the paper as you coil it round and then take your fourth dimension.

unfurling the outer petals

And finally, Gyre the Petals

Finally utilise a pencil or something similar to curl the petals that you merely formed and then that they await more similar petals. That is it, yous have finished your Origami Lotus Flower!

origami lotus flower

Video Tutorial

This video is too available on my YouTube channel.

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origami lotus flower