We’ve already seen how to make a simple paper lotus using the technique of origami. This is a little advanced paper lotus which can be made with a few sheets of paper.
Glimpse of the Result:
Take 6 sheets of square paper of the same size. 4 sheets of paper for the lotus petals and 2 sheets for leaves.
Cut each sheet in half.
Take a sheet of paper and fold it in half. Make a crease and unfold.
Lift the corners and fold them inwards like triangles to meet the center crease.
Fold the top in half to meet the center crease. Repeat this for the bottom.
Fold the model in half outwards as shown.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for all the pieces of paper.
We will now make a unit by using two petal pieces and one leaf piece.
Stack them as shown with the leaf piece within the two petal pieces.
Repeat the above two steps for all the units.
Stack the units together and secure them at the center using a string.
Spread the pieces as shown.
Flip the model.
Lift the top layer one by one.
Lift the top layer of all the pieces.
Lift up the second layer of all the pieces.
Flatten the leaves to complete.
Adjust the petals and leaves if needed and its done.