How To Make An Origami Lotus Flower

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    17. Fold one of the corners in a little.

    17. Fold one of the corners in a little.

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    18. Whilst holding the folded corner with one hand, bring the flap behind it forwards, reversing it over to this side.

    18. Whilst holding the folded corner with one hand, bring the flap behind it forwards, reversing it over to this side.

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    19. Fold the other three corners in the same way.

    19. Fold the other three corners in the same way.

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    20. Fold the little inner flaps up inside the flower.

    20. Fold the little inner flaps up inside the flower.

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    21. Flip the flower over to the other side. Peel the flaps carefully over to the other side.

    21. Flip the flower over to the other side. Peel the flaps carefully over to the other side.

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    22. The flaps can be fully reversed over the top of the first set of petals.

    22. The flaps can be fully reversed over the top of the first set of petals.

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    23. Optionally fold the last set of flaps from the back of the lotus.

    23. Optionally fold the last set of flaps from the back of the lotus.

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    24. The finished origami lotus flower.

    24. The finished origami lotus flower.

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21 Comments for “How To Make An Origami Lotus Flower”

  1. I did it on second try! Step #18 is a bit tricky to do. The the corner must be held tightly. Place your thump underneath the flap and slowly pull the flap (about the holding point) to the other side. It work for me 🙂 Thanks for the instructions.

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  2. Tia looks super pretty, but every time I try to flip the petals over to look well like
    Petals, the paper always rips no matter what I do. My paper is 6 by 6 inches. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hi there! I can only suggest using larger paper, although it should be possible with any size. Perhaps the paper is too thick.

  3. I actually found this very hard to fold by the end..using 150 x 150mm paper..
    They were too stiff to fold properly and i struggled to do step 22 🙁

    However im sure if i try again it’ll come out beautifully just like others
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful origami tutorial :))

    1. I am 8 years old but it’s hard but beautiful at the end I struggle a little but it’s fun doing origami!

    2. Oh my gosh, I’m 11 too! I love origami and I’ve tried it, super hard though right? I kept trying 3 times and nope, not it yet. I’m a girl and a twin, cool right! WELP I have to just KEEP TRYING