Origami Flowers Project



  • Paper (Cut into 7x7-inch squares)
  • Glue (Elmer's school glue or a glue stick)
  • A paintbrush (if using runny glue)


Step 1 - Choose your paper designs. You'll need five 7 x 7-inch square pieces for each flower. You can experiment with different size papers to see what size flower you like, just ensure it is still a square shape.

Step 2 - Take your first square piece of paper and fold it in half along the diagonal to make a triangle.

Step 3 - Fold both the bottom corners up to meet in the middle.

Step 4 - Fold both the points back so they line up with outside edge. This will make two pockets. Then pop open the pocket using a finger.

Step 5 - Flatten along the seam to make a kite shape and press down. Repeat this on the other side.

Step 6 - Fold the top of each kite down to make two triangles. You want the top of the triangles to line up with the edge.

Step 7 - Take both the sides and fold them in half towards the centre then apply a bit of glue to one of the flaps. If you're using a runny glue be sure to only apply a thin layer of glue, too much glue can make the paper buckle in shape.

Step 8 - Bring the two sides together so that both the flaps meet and press together. You may need to hold in place for a minute while the glue sets.

Step 9 - That completes your first petal. You can use your fingers to gently neaten up the inner pieces then repeat the steps 1 - 8 until you have five petals.

Step 10 - Take 1 of the petals and glue along the join, try to keep the glue as near to the edge as possible. Join to a second petal and hold together until the glue sets.

Step 11 - Keep adding petals until you have joined all five together and your flower is complete! Set aside to dry completely before handling.



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