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Modular Origami Lotus

Modular Origami – Paper Lotus

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:

Modular Origami Lotus

How To:

Step 1:

Take 6 sheets of square paper of the same size. 4 sheets of paper for the lotus petals and 2 sheets for leaves.

Step 2:

Cut each sheet in half.

Step 3:

Take a sheet of paper and fold it in half. Make a crease and unfold.

Step 4:

Lift the corners and fold them inwards like triangles to meet the center crease.

Step 5:

Fold the top in half to meet the center crease. Repeat this for the bottom.

Step 6:

Fold the model in half outwards as shown.

Step 7:

Repeat steps 3 to 6 for all the pieces of paper.

Step 8:

We will now make a unit by using two petal pieces and one leaf piece.

Step 9:

Stack them as shown with the leaf piece within the two petal pieces.

Step 10:

Repeat the above two steps for all the units.

Step 11:

Stack the units together and secure them at the center using a string.

Step 12:

Spread the pieces as shown.

Step 13:

Flip the model.

Step 14:

Lift the top layer one by one.

Step 15:

Lift the top layer of all the pieces.

Step 16:

Lift up the second layer of all the pieces.

Step 17:

Flatten the leaves to complete.

Modular Origami Lotus

Adjust the petals and leaves if needed and its done.

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