Folding Paper Flowers (6-Petal Flowers)
|Create a bouquet of these pretty paper flowers with just a few simple folds and cuts. Our tutorial includes instructions for making 6- and 8-petal paper flowers.||
More Folding Flower Instructions:
8-Petal Folding Flowers
6-Petal Folding Flowers with Printable Templates
|1.||Start out with a square piece of paper.
*Try not to use thick or heavy paper as it may be difficult to fold and cut.
|2.||Fold the square diagonally in the middle to come up with a triangle.|
|3.||Fold the resulting triangle along the middle to come up with a smaller triangle.|
|4.||Invert the triangle so that the solid corner (the corner corresponding to the paper's center) is at the bottom. Divide the triangle into 3 equal sections, each with a 30 degree angle. The most accurate way to do this is to use a protractor. If you don't have a protractor, you can estimate the size of the sections as you do Steps 5 and 6.|
|5.||Once you've marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front.|
|6.||Similarly fold the right section towards the front.|
|7.||Flip the entire shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge is facing up. Cut along the horizontal edge so that you come up with an upside-down triangle.|
|8.||Draw half a petal starting from the top corner of one of the triangle's long side and ending about a half-inch from the bottom of the opposite side. Cut along the line.|
|9.||Unfold the paper to reveal a 6-petal flower. Cut out a circle from paper, craft, foam, felt, or fabric. Glue it at the center of the flower.
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