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Understanding and Practicing the Art of Making a Beautiful Origami Flower

Every day we must learn new things to somehow relieve tension and reduce stress from a busy and stressful day, so let us learn origami today and experience the art of paper folding. Origami is usually associated with the Japanese culture, which is the art of paper folding. The goal of origami is transforming a flat sheet square of paper into a beautifully finished sculpture by folding and sculpting. Different applications implement the principles of origami, such as packaging, stents, and other engineering applications. Origami’s basic folds can be combined in order to make detailed and intricate designs.

Almost any flat or laminar material can be used for paper folding, as long as it holds a crease. Origami paper or “kami” is usually colored on one area, and white on the other, sold in prepackaged squares of various sizes ranging from 1 inch to 10 inches or more. It makes a suitable for a wider range of designs because “kami” weighs slightly less than copy paper. A normal copy paper can be used for origami design such as waterbomb and crane, whereas papers of heavier weight can be wet-folded, allowing a more rounded sculpting, that becomes sturdy and rigid when dried. There are different types of origami including action origami, modular origami, wet-folding, pure land origami, origami tessellations, and kirigami. Origami flowers are beautiful and intricate, making a lovely gift for Valentine’s day, birthdays, Mother’s day, anniversary, and many more. To make a beautiful flower ball, kusudama flowers can be used, as well as a home decoration or an ornament masterpiece during the holiday season. The different flowers you can make from origami including rose, dahlia, cornflower, cherry blossom, sunflower, tulip, azalea, bell flower, lotus, and more.

So you can make flower petals, you will need 6 by 6 sheet of papers. First, turn your origami paper so it looks like a diamond, and then fold the bottom half into a triangle shape horizontally, making sure to align the points before making any crease. Take the left point of the triangle with your triangle facing up, then folding it so the tip is aligned with the top triangle’s point, and repeat the same instructions with the right side of the triangle. Fold the left point of your original triangle diagonally, meeting the last crease you just made and unfolded, and do the same with the right triangle’s point. By this time, with the two points of triangles, you can fold them backward over themselves, giving the two folds with serious creases, then unfolding them. The left and right points of the triangle are folded up and towards the center, having two funnel-like shapes which meet in the middle.