Easy Origami Flower Cards

Easy Origami Flower Cards

Hi! Here is a nice tulip created with origami. This model of tulip is simple and requires
only a few folds. Take a piece of coloured paper and cut out
a square with sides measuring 10 cm or 4 inches. Fold the paper diagonally. Next, fold the
square diagonally in the other direction. You will now have creased the two diagonals. Keep the sheet folded along one diagonal and
take one corner that you fold so that it forms a 15˚ angle
with the centerline. Do the same on the other side. You now see three petals of the tulip but there is still a point sticking out on
each side. Turn the tulip over and fold the two pointed
parts towards the back of the tulip. Turn your project over again and admire your
first tulip! Take a sheet of construction paper and glue
the flower high enough to leave enough room for the stem and the
leaves. To preserve the 3D look of the flower, only
put glue on the two points that you have folded at the back of the flower
and on the bottom of the flower. Glue the tulip on the construction paper. Now take green construction paper and cut
a stem. Glue the stem in place under the flower. Take the rest of green construction paper
and fold a piece of more or less the width that you want for the tulip leaves. Next, fold the two layers in half. Cut the
excess paper. Draw a half leaf along the fold and then cut. You will now have two identical tulip leaves. Glue one half of each leaf close to the stem. The other half will also give a third dimension
to your card. Finally, you can write a message like Happy
Birthday or Happy Mother’s Day at the top of the card. With this folding technique, you can also
create a bouquet of small tulips. Take smaller squares of paper and fold them
the same way as for of the large tulip. Glue the small tulips in place. Next, draw the stems with a green marker. Cut the leaves. I cut the leaves at a right
angle to accommodate the flowers. I decided to represent a glass vase using
cellophane. To get the size right, first draw a vase on
a scrap of paper. When you are satisfied with the size of the
vase, trace the contours of the vase on the cellophane
with a permanent black marker. Fill it with water by colouring a part of
the vase with a pale blue marker. Cut out the cellophane vase. Put white glue on the sides of the vase and
glue the vase in place over the bottom of the stems and the leaves. If you find the vase too complicated to make,
just put a little bow on the stems. So there you have two models of cards with
tulips that can be adapted to the age and skills of the children. To print the illustrated instructions of this
project click on the link below the video and visit the Animaplates website to find
hundreds of other projects.

2 thoughts on “Easy Origami Flower Cards

  1. I really love this idea. Simple and easy for even younger children to be able to do. Thanks for sharing.

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