Make an Origami Tulip

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I will be showing you how to make a flower. Not sure what kind it is, but I'm pretty sure it's a tulip. Please give me some tips because this is my first Instructable and I'm still in junior high school.


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Step 1: Gather Your Materials.

All you need for this Instructable is a piece of regular computer paper and a pen.

Step 2: Fold and Rip Your Paper to Make a Square.

Grab one corner of your paper and fold it back to make a trapezoid like in picture one. Fold and crease the side hanging over and back using your finger to crease it each time. Now, using both hands, rip the edge with the completely flat side (picture two), carefully, to create a square like in picture three.

Step 3: Crease the Paper.

Crease your paper to make an X on the paper. Flip the paper over. Now do the same except do it on the horizontal and vertical line so it looks like a +. After you've done all that, unfold it.

Step 4: Step 4.

Using both of your hands, pinch two opposite diagonal and pull them towards the middle. You should get a small square as in the picture.

Step 5: Fold, Once Again.

Pinch two opposite sides again and make an arrow pointing towards the open side of the paper as in the first picture. Do it to both sides.

Step 6: The Next Step. ( Can't Think of Any Other Names :| )

First crease the top of the paper. Now, on one side, pull the paper up and back, as in picture one. It should look like the picture two. Now pull it all the way back until you can't anymore. Crease each side of it to make it look like picture three.

Step 7: Easy Peasy..

Fold the open end of the paper up to create a diamond shaped paper. Do it to both sides and turn your paper 180 degrees around.

Step 8: Almost Done!

Now fold the edges of the bottom to make a little "handle" to carry the flower by. Do it to both sides.

Step 9: Time to Finish It Off.. and Add Some Curly ;)

Using a pen, curl down the "flaps" or petals to make a nice looking finish to the flower. Once again, do this to all four sides.

Step 10: You Are Finished!

Yay! You have now made your own origami flower! Enjoy!

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    Whovian123

    2 years ago

    I am so confused about step seven, I think I am close to crying...

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    fariehart

    7 years ago on Step 7

    All up to here it looks like you are making an origami crane.

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    schandler6

    8 years ago on Step 6

    if you have ever made a swan the first few steps are the same and actually not as difficult as it looks

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    hburns3

    8 years ago on Step 5

    this tutorial is not at all helpful. thanks anyways.

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    adnan_alshafi

    8 years ago on Step 4

    This step is so hard i cant do please give more picture of this step please i like this flower.

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    bettbee

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice!!! These are one of my favorite things to make, I haven't in a while so thanks for the reminder :-) The images are a bit unclear, but the video mostly makes it plain. I suggest brighter lighting for future photos and videos, and there are steps that get rushed through in the video that could take a little more time. But what a really good first instructable!

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    hmetkyee

    9 years ago on Step 6

    completely Lost now...... Plz show us slowly and put more picture with step by step plz.....

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    Braeburn

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I think that this is either an adaptation of the traditional lily or the traditional iris

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    ayashan

    9 years ago on Step 6

     wow, this is nyc to do, bt this step,, i cudnt get it....

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    Daniel de Koning

    9 years ago on Step 6

    Yeah I am also lost. I am not exactly sure what you mean with 'fold this part in and out.' Maybe it will become clearer if you add more pics to show more steps.

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     the folding in and out part has no real part in making the flower. it's just there to help when you pull the "leaf" out in the same step.

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    scoochmaroo

    9 years ago on Introduction

    The video is SO helpful in making this project easy!   Please make more!!

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    orogamifan

    10 years ago on Step 4

    this step is kind of hard but I think in the end it'll be worth it

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    Lynstef

    10 years ago on Step 6

    completly lost me on this bit, iv'e tried no end of different ways but still don't end up like yours. picture not clear enough for me. sorry!