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Iris Folding!
I love making these, i always make them for cards and sometimes when i just feel like it. I first got shown how to do this by my teacher in year 6, we made Christmas cards! Ever since then i have always been making them!

Posted by Shazziiee from Colchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Shazziiee's 25 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Gather up your materials.

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find a template. Here i am using a pig template i found on the internet. draw round it on the card, then cut it out, like i have done.

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stick the iris folding pattern on the back, line it up with the one you have just cut out. Stick it there so it doesn't move.

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 4
    Step 4

    Find some pieces of paper that you will use. cut it into strips then fold them in half, length ways. they are what we use for the pattern.

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start with number one, measure how much paper, rip it then stick it down on the line. Keep doing this with 2,3,4 and so on....

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 6
    Step 6

    So yes the next one....

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 7
    Step 7

    And keep going round...

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 8
    Step 8

    and round...

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 9
    Step 9

    and round...

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 10
    Step 10

    Until you are left with the last one, the iris! Don't stick anything on there just yet...

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take the pattern off the back then it should show you pattern to look like this! Don't worry if it doesn't work out first time... Stick another piece of card on the back to cover up the mess and...

  • How to make a paper model. Iris Folding - Step 12
    Step 12

    There you are finished... and you can make any other different patterns. Here i have made many teddies because i think they are cute, then there it my pig!

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Shazziiee
Shazziiee · Colchester, England, GB · 25 projects
When my teacher first showed us i thought 'how the hell am i going to make that', and now i could probably do it with my eyes closed!! (well... i don't want to try that because the paper would go everywhere!)
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Taylee
Taylee · Brookings, South Dakota, US
Omg! These are so cute! I can't wait to make one!! (=
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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
oh so adorable <3
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Scarlet
Scarlet · Stafford, Virginia, US · 46 projects
Very pretty! They look like they'd take forever to make though XD
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
these are fun!
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Sokje
Sokje · Almere, Flevoland, NL · 8 projects
It indeed looks pretty complicated, but you explain it perfect, thank you! =)
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow thanks for the tute, its not so difficult with your steps, looks very difficult at the first sight, so thanks a lot.;-D
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