How to Make an Origami 5 Petal Flower
Origami is coming back into fashion and is becoming much more than an art. Origami is a variant of handcrafts made of paper but with one difference, you only use your hands. You can't use scissors, glue or any kind of utensil. This OneHowTo.com article wants to show you some really easy-to-make flowers, which are also very pretty although you will need a bit of glue to make them. If you're the kind of person who likes handcraft, keep on reading and discover how to make a 5 petal flower.
To make an origami 5 petal flower you'll need 5 squares of paper. It's important that the squares are the same size and all sides have the same length. A good size could be 8 cm x 8 cm (3 in x 3 in).
When you have them, get one and fold it in half, putting two of the four tips together. Take a close look at the photo to see how to do it.
Then, get on of the tips of the triangle and take it to the tip, as you can see in the image. Do the same with the other side so you get a diamond shape, but with same-sized sides.
Now we're going to make the inside of the petals in the paper flower. To do so, get one of the two folded parts of the diamond and fold it in half and outwards, as we are showing you in a picture. Do the same with the other so you get a figure with 4 tips.
Now, you must open the folded parts you've just folded. Simply open them and flatten them down, like we show you in the picture. If it's the first time you're making a 5 petal origami flower it can be a little bit difficult but, after the first petal, you'll see it's not that complicated.
Get the tips of the folded parts and fold them upwards. Be careful that the tip coincides with the central line so the petal looks perfect.
The next step is to fold the folds in half once more but, this time, instead of doing it on the outside, we'll do it on the inside. This way, we'll go back to the diamond shape like in the first steps. When you have this shape, simply make a cone with the diamond and stick the folds with glue. Take a look at the image to see how we do it. You have your first petal done! It's not that complicated is it? Now you must repeat the process 4 times.
When you have all 5 petals finished you must stick them to create the origami flower. How? Easy. Get one of the petals, put some glue on one of the sides of the line that unites the folds. Now, get another petal and stick the two lines together. It's not necessary to put glue on both petals, unless the glue you're using isn't very resistant. You must glue them all in the same way, to the line that unites the folds.
You have your 5 petal flower now! As you can see, this hand crafted origami is very original, pretty and easy. You can make them in all possible colors and decorate them as much as you like. If you want a two colored flower, simply paint one of the sides of the square in step 1 and the inside of the flower will be in another color.
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