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Beautiful Lotus...Anytime...Anywhere.
This is a lovely Lotus Blossom...enjoy!

Posted by Lanie V. from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • Published See Lanie V.'s 85 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make this Lotus Blossom you will need 8 small pieces of paper for the flower portion of the project. Each piece measures 6 inches long by 3 inches wide. 4 pieces of green paper for the leaf portion of the project. Each pieces measures the same...6 inches long by 3 Inches wide.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start with the flower portion first. Take one of the rectangles, and fold in half lengthwise.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Here is your folded piece. Make sure that the colour is shown on the outside.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, you are going to open it, and fold the 4 corners down so that it meets the center line that you just folded in step 3.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bring one side toward that center line and fold...Do the same on the other side.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is what the model should look like now.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then we are going to fold the model in half - BACK on itself using that center line that we created in step two. The paper should be open at the top. Create 7 more of these for a total of 8 modules.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now we have our 8 modules, next we are going to fold our green pieces of paper which are the leaf portions of our blossom

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take one of the green pieces of paper, and fold lengthwise as shown.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Unfold and fold the four corners toward the middle center line as before. (sorry, my paper is dual colored.)

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold one side toward the middle centre line, and then do the same for the other side.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    NOW THIS TIME, when you fold the module in half, you will fold it bring the sides in together. Make all 4 of these modules.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    This is what the green ones should look like.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Here are ALL of our modules, and we are ready to rock!

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Next we are going to divide our modules into 4 bundles. Each bundle will consist of 2 red modules and one green module.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    We are going to pick up the green module first. Then we are going to lay a red module over the green one. Then we are going to take the last red one in our group and lay it on top. They will fit nicely together. Do this with all 4 groups.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 17
    Step 17

    This is what our stack should look like.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 18
    Step 18

    Next are going to tie a string tightly around the middle. Cut off the excess.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 19
    Step 19

    Using the centre string as a guide fold the modules in half so that it spread out like the diagram.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 20
    Step 20

    Turn module over. Take one red piece and start folding up towards the string as shown. If you look at step 19, there are a total of 8 "sections". Once you fold up one petal, skip the next "section", and fold up the next one. So all in all, you only fold up 4 petals in this step.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 21
    Step 21

    This is what you should have so far....a petal in every other section. Now we are going to fold up the petals that we skipped over in step 20.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 22
    Step 22

    Okay...now we have completed our first layer of petals. We are going to continue to completing the second layer of petals in the exact same way. The reason why we stagger the petals like this is to create a realistic effect.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 23
    Step 23

    We've almost got the petals done....

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 24
    Step 24

    Yay! The Petals are done! Now grab a very small paint brush so we can use the handle of it to slightly curl back the petals.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 25
    Step 25

    Almost done! Now it's really starting to come alive. We are going to slightly curl up the petals...see next step.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 26
    Step 26

    Kinda hard to tell, but the leaf tip is actually pointing UP, not down.

  • How to fold an origami lotus. Lotus Blossom Tutorial - Step 27
    Step 27

    You did it!

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Kyatenaru
Kyatenaru · Raleigh, North Carolina, US · 1 project
Also, thought you may like to know...lotuses can vary in color from white to hot pink. Happy
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Kyatenaru
Kyatenaru · Raleigh, North Carolina, US · 1 project
I made a small one, and it was quite fun! Step 16 confused me at first...I put two petals NEXT TO a leaf instead of on top...and when I got it right, one of the petals had messed up so I couldn't fold it up...xD But I finally got it and it turned out well!

x3 I made a white flower because of A:TLA's "Order of the White Lotus," but a colorful one would be pretty too.
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Lanie V.
Lanie V. · Edmonton, Alberta, CA · 86 projects
Hi S.S....A lotus flower to me could be pink with brown polk-a-dots on it. I don't conform to strict colorations. That's what being an artist is about....to me anyways...Happy
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S S.
S S. · 24 projects
Hi Lanie. I liked it a lot, but tell me: isn't lotus a white flower?? I'll link this post to my page "Origamei" on Multiply. (http://origamei.multiply.com)See it here: http://origamei.multiply.com/links/compose3/232
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CO + K User

wow this is great! it looks so pretty and easy too!
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Krystyl O.
Krystyl O. · Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA · 11 projects
I am not going to lie, ... I am IN LOVE with this project! ... my first didn't turn out perfect, but thats just the way it is ;) thnx for sharing!!!
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Heather Joy
Heather Joy · West Springfield, Massachusetts, US · 10 projects
Awesome! I love it-im going to try it out. Your tutorial is great & very easy to understand and follow! Thanks!
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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
so pretty
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CO + K User

Thanks for posting I will go make one now
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christine a.
christine a. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Love your lotus blossom.
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