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Origami Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower
Original model created on 05/05/2017 - Published on 02/06/2017

Origami Lotus Flower instructions and tutorial

This paper lotus flower (or water lily flower) has a pyramid shaped bud, 3 petals and 6 leaves. It is very easy to fold, so you can make lots of lotus flowers to put in the blue pond of your traditional origami frogs. :-)

To make your water lily, just grab a square of paper and follow the easy step by step origami lotus flower instructions of the video. Even though the flower has a triangular and hexagonal shape (3 petals and 6 leaves), it is made from a square and not a triangle or hexagon.

It's best to use origami paper with different colors or patterns on each side, so that the lotus blossom and petals have a different color than the lotus leaves. In the video, I use standard "kami" origami paper, with one colored side and one white side. The size I use is 15x15 cm (about 6 inches).

Important note: this origami lotus flower is an original origami model designed by Stéphane Gigandet and protected by copyright laws. Do not publish videos, tutorials, diagrams, instructions etc. that show how to fold the lotus flower, and instead link to this video or embed it. You can of course show the finished lotus flower in your videos, social media etc. Just not how to fold it. Thank you!

Origami Lotus Flower video instructions

To make a Lotus Flower in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Lotus Flower

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a Lotus Flower (photo diagram and/or video).

Lotus Flower - step 1

1. Origami Lotus Flowers folded with duo origami paper (different colors on each side).

Lotus Flower - step 2

2. You can use standard origami paper "kami" with a colored side and a white side.

Lotus Flower - step 3

3. This is a variation of the lotus flower model, with an inverted big pyramid, and a smaller pyramid.

Lotus Flower - step 4

4. If you don't have duo paper, you can use pages from old magazines to make lotus flowers. :-)

If you fold this origami nymphea flower, could you send me pictures (to stephane@origami.plus) so that I can add them to https://origami.plus and show them in the next videos? Thank you very much!

I designed this original origami lotus flower while creating new pyramid pixels and modules to make origami mosaics and kusudamas. There are many possible variations. In the video, I show one of them: a lotus flower with an inverted pyramid and a smaller pyramid inside. I will show you how to fold it in a next video.

Speaking of which, at the beginning of the video I'm showing some of the latest origami models that I created. Can you leave a comment to tell me which ones you like and which one I should do a tutorial for first?

Thank you very much and happy lotus folding! :-)

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

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