I have a confession: I am lousy at origami! All those intricate little folds, with my stubby fingers...it always ends up in a crumpled ball on the floor of my studio! I wanted to make a paper tulip (my favorite flower) that would both look realistic and be easy for a paper novice to make! The stem and leaves are quite simple, but getting the look of the curved petals of a tulip when using paper seemed difficult...until I used this template! There is a little assembly required, but the result is a beautiful paper tulip with the curved bloom we all recognize!
Craft paper, pink and green
Spare chopsticks or wood skewers (you could even use a pencil!)
Glue or tape (I used a combination of both)
hole punch (optional but helpful)