Folding Paper Flowers (8-Petal Flowers)

Create a bouquet of these pretty 8-petal paper flowers with just a few simple folds and cuts. We also have instructions for making 5-petal and 6-petal paper flowers.
Folding Paper Flowers craft (8-petal flowers)

Materials

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Steps

Step 1 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 1. Start out with a square piece of paper. You can use square origami paper or follow these easy steps for making a square from any rectangular piece of paper. Try not to use thick or heavy paper as it may be difficult to fold and cut.
Step 2 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 2. Fold the square diagonally in the middle to come up with a triangle.
Step 3 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 3. Fold the resulting triangle along the middle to come up with a smaller triangle.
Step 4 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 4. Fold the resulting triangle again in the middle to come up with an even smaller triangle.

Step 5 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 5. Rotate the triangle so that its longest side is positioned vertically and its solid corner (the corner corresponding to the paper's center) is at the bottom.

Bring the short side closest to the bottom towards the triangle's long side.
Step 6 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 6. Trim off the extra triangle above the straight edge.
Step 7 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 7. Draw half-a-petal starting from the top corner of the triangle's vertical side and ending about a half-inch from the bottom of the triangle's long side. Cut along the outline.
Step 8 Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft 8. Gently open up the paper to reveal an eight-petaled flower. Cut out a circle from paper, felt, craft foam, or fabric. Glue it a the center of the flower.

Check out craft instructions for making:

More Ideas

Step 9a Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft Create a variety of flowers by using different colors and patterns of paper. Also try varying the size and shape of the petal you draw in Step 7 to come up with unique flowers.
Step 9b Folding Eight-Petal Paper Flower Craft  
Folding Paper Sunflower Glue two 8-petal flowers together to come up with sunflowers, daisies, and other many-petaled flowers.
Folding Paper Poinsettia Create a set of leaves by cutting green paper into a slightly larger 8-petaled flower. Glue this under one or more layers of 8-petaled flowers.
Folding paper flower garland Paper flowers are great for decorating a room for spring. Glue them together into a garland or stick them around window sills, walls, or bulletin boards.
Folding paper flowers in a vase Make stemmed flowers by gluing the flowers onto dowels, craft sticks, or even pencils. Arrange them in a tall cup or vase.

You can also glue on buttons at the center of each flower for added texture.
Folding paper flowers in a basket Use the flowers to decorate greeting cards, scrapbooks, or your current craft project. Here are some flower-themed craft activities that you can do:


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