How to Make: the Origami Lotus




Introduction: How to Make: the Origami Lotus

In this instructable, you will find the way to create an origami lotus. The lotus is a really nice kind of flower and it has many story behind. The lotus grow in mud and mud is stink and dirty but the lotus still beautiful, still have the light, elegant smell so in Buddhism it is the symbol of the purity of the body, speech and mind.The origami lotus can be a decoration or it can replace the bow on the gift box, you can use the origami lotus for a lot of things.

Step 1: Materials

  • Color papers (15 x 7.5 cm), 8 pink for the petal and 4 green for the leaves
  • Rubber band

Ps: the papers can be copy paper, kami paper (original origami paper) or even newspaper

Step 2: The Petals

  • Fold the paper in half
  • Fold a corner up, do the same thing to the 3 other corners
  • Fold half of the paper in half again
  • Repeat for the 7 remaining papers

Step 3: The Leafs

  • Fold the paper in half and open it
  • Fold four corners up as shown
  • Fold bottom up to middle
  • Fold it in half

Step 4: Tie the Flower

  • Stack two petals and a leaf together (4 stacks)
  • Tie all 4 stacks together in the middle
  • Spread the stacks apart

Step 5: Fold Up the Flower

  • Fold the petals up as shown
  • Push the leafs down

Step 6: Done!



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    18 Discussions

    I tried to do this, but I guess I am not good at following instructions, because it did not come out this way at all. I was confused from step one.. Maybe some better taken pictures would have helped

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    thank you for your opinion, I will try to simplify it as much as i can

    I used to make these all the time! Thanks for sharing the technique :)

    Looks almost like one of those pond lilies. They are beautiful!

    Your origami is so marvelous !

    Thanks @heodat. I get more activities for my classes :)

    so cute and thanks for sharing, my beautiful heodat

    looks amazing :D I definitely need to give this a go :)

    Those are beautifully done! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!

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