How to make origami flowers

March 28, 2013

origami flowers

Origami flowers are really lovely for Spring decorations. They would also be a sweet present for Mother’s Day or for decorations at a wedding or party.

Beautiful origami flower in a decorated jar
Beautiful origami flower in a decorated jar

Origami flowers are so beautiful and I saw them being made at work and knew I had to get the instructions. At first I wasn’t going to write a blog post as I thought it might be a bit too tricky for the under 7’s – however Molly (age 5) was watching me make some this evening and was desperate to have a go. She managed every step copying what I was doing. The only part she struggled to do without help, by the end, was the part where you separate the petals and then squash them – which is the trickiest part. She also needed help putting all the petals together at the end as that part is tricky.

To make origami flowers all you need are 6 pieces of square paper, glue and something to make a stem if you want one.

The photos of each step are from the example I was given so I could learn how to make it for the children at work.

Origami flower petal starting point
Origami flower petal starting point

First fold the squared paper in half into a triangle. If you are using patterned paper fold the plain side inwards.

Take one of the bottom corners and bring itup to the top corner of the triangle. Do the same on the other side.

Green origami flower petal
Green origami flower petal

Fold the side down so that it matches up with the bottom edge. Repeat on both sides.

   Yellow origami flower petal
Yellow origami flower petal

Unfold the flaps and then squash flat along the crease you have made.

  Orange origami flower petal
Orange origami flower petal

Fold down the triangular points on each side.

 Yellow origami flower petal
Yellow origami flower petal

Then fold the sides inwards along the crease.

Put a line of glue on both of the two flaps.

Pink origami flower petal
Pink origami flower petal

Bring the two sides together and hold with a paperclip or your finger until the glue has dried.

This forms one petal. Stick the petals together putting glue on both sides. You will need to hold it in place for a couple of minutes.

Try to make sure all the edges line up so it looks neat in the middle.

Multi-color origami flowers on a table
Multi-color origami flowers on a table

If you chose paper in Spring colours they make a great decoration for this time of year.

Multi-color origami flowers

Multi-color origami flowers

You can then put a few flowers together in a cone or you can attach a straw so they will sit in a vase.

Origami flowers on in a jar
Origami flowers on in a jar

Origami flowers

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