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How to make an Origami Lotus

Making a Paper Lotus

A paper lotus can be made in a few simple folds.

Glimpse of the Result:

Origami Lotus

How To:

Step 1:

Take a square sheet of paper.

Step 2:

Fold the paper diagonally like a triangle.

Step 3:

Make a crease and unfold.

Step 4:

Fold along the other diagonal.

Step 5:

Make a crease and unfold.

Step 6:

Fold each corner towards the center.

Step 7:

Again, Fold each corner towards the center.

Step 8:

Flip.

Step 9:

Fold the corners towards the center.

Step 10:

Fold each flap outwards along the top (dotted line).

Step 11:

Repeat this for all the sides.

Step 12:

Flip the model.

Step 13:

Lift the top flap outwards and flatten.

Step 14:

Lift the lower layer outwards to get the petals of the lotus.

You can paint the model if you want. This might not be needed if you are using an one sided origami paper.

How to make an Origami Lotus

 You’ve got yourself a paper lotus with leaves.

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