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Video:How to Make an Origami Flower

with Gretchen Siegchrist

Brighten up someone's day with a colorful origami flower. Check out these tips on how to make one at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make an Origami Flower

Hi, I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Parenting, and I'm going to show you how to make an origami flower.

For this project, you will need two pieces of origami paper, one for the flower and one for the stem.

Fold the Paper Into a Triangle to Make an Origami Flower

Take the piece that you are using for a flower, and fold it into a triangle so that you are showing the white side and the colored part is on the inside of the triangle.

Fold it in half again into a smaller triangle. Lift up one of the flaps, and we will fold it down so that this point meets up with this point at the bottom, forming a square.

Flip the paper over and do the same thing on the other side.

Bring the Points to the Center to Make an Origami Flower

One end of the square will be open like this, and the other end is closed, where all the points come together. Take these edges that come together and fold them in so that they meet up in the center.

Flip the paper over and do the same thing on the other side.

Form the Petals of the Origami Flower

Now, we will fold the paper in half. Take this long end and invert it so that it is folded out at a 90 degree angle, like so.

Now, these pieces at the top of the flower will open out, and they will become the petals, so we will see the colors there. So you can gently pull them open, and you have a flower.

Make the Stem for the Origami Flower

Use the other piece of paper to make the stem for the flower. Fold it in half into a triangle to form a crease down the center. Now we will open it up and fold two of these edges into the center.

Take the top edges and fold them into the center as well. Flip the paper over.

Take these edges and fold them in again to the center of the paper. Fold the paper in half so that these pieces are on the outside.

Now we will take this top part and fold it down like so, inverting it to give it a nice crease in the middle, and then you can open it up and you have a leaf and a stem for the flower.

Combine the Flower and Stem for the Origami Flower

We will take the flower that we created before and just slide it into that fold there. And there you go, an origami flower.

Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at parenting.about.com.

 

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