Poinsettia flowers are my favorite – they’ve got a festive look in them, I don’t know how but just looking at them brings a feeling of joy (maybe its the but the red and green color?) and now I’ve got one more reason, they’re simple to make too!
How to make Poinsettia flowers:
Poinsettia flowers can be made using different materials. The supplies used here are –
- Duplex paper
- Piece of String
- Plastic stamen
Step 3: Take one piece and flip it. Bring the four corners of the rectangle towards the center as shown.
Step 4: Now fold the top of the rectangle in half.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 for the other half of the rectangle.
Step 6: Fold the model in half along its horizontal.
Step 7: Fold this in half again to make a crease at the center.
Step 8: Repeat steps 3 to 7 for the other two rectangular pieces. Now secure the three pieces together along the center crease using a piece of string.
Step 9: Evenly space out the pieces and flatten them to make the petals.
Step 10: Plastic stamen are attached at the center.
Step 11: The steps to make the leaves are outlined below using successive shots. These are quite self explanatory – simple origami folds are made. You will need three square pieces of paper for making six leaves.
For clearer instructions on making these leaves – see here.
The three pieces (each piece has two leaves) are glued on at the center in Step 16 above.
Step 17: The last step would be to glue the flower made on the leaf structure.
Allow the glue to dry. You can shape the pointed edges of the leaves for a more realistic look.