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Extract from LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Flowers Kit • By Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander • Published by Tuttle Publishing

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20 mins

LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Flowers Kit
This family of modular floral patterns features a long petal amenable to a dynamic shaping or curling. They resemble certain species of sea stars on the prowl. We enjoy the ways the Star Flower arms seem to reach out to touch one another, and us! Leave a color change gap for a dramatic effect. (Also notice how nicely the reverse side lock forms another interesting pattern at the center.)

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  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin with the back side up.Valley-foldinhalf, right corner to left. Unfold.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Valley-fold the bottom left and right edges close to the center crease.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Notice the tapering gap, which will form a color-change stripe down the center of the petal. Turn the paper over, top to bottom.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Valley-fold the bottom left and right edges to the center.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the paper over,left to right.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Valley-fold along the bottom edges of the top- most layers, to move the bottom corner up.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Valley-fold thebottomleftedgetothevertical center, allowing the back layer to move to the front and forming a kite-shape.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 8
    Step 8

    Valley-foldthekiteinhalf.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 9
    Step 9

    The completed petal unit.Your will need five or six units. Mountain-fold in half to open the pockets.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 10
    Step 10

    Notice the location of the pockets and tabs.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 11
    Step 11

    Insert the tabs of one unit into the pockets
    of another. Move the back layer of the first petal upward to make the petal full and flat. This locks the two petals together.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 12
    Step 12

    Attach the remaining petal units in the same manner and close the form by connecting the last petal to the first.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 13
    Step 13

    Gently curl the tips of the petals.

  • How to make an origami flower. Star Flowers - Step 14
    Step 14

    The completed Striped Star Flower (five and six petal variations.

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