Folding Paper Flowers (5-Petal Flowers)

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

Materials

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

Steps

Step 1 Folding Five-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 Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 2. Fold the square up in half.
Step 3 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 3. Mark the one-third point from the top of the left edge. You can either estimate this point or measure it with a ruler.
Step 4 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 4. Fold the bottom right corner up towards the one-third point.
Step 5 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 5. Fold the bottom left corner over the right edge.
Step 6 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 6. Fold the top right corner over the left edge.
Step 7 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 7. Cut along the horizontal edge so that you come up with a wedge.
Step 8 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 8. Draw half-a-petal starting from the wedge's top left corner to about ½-inch from the bottom of the opposite side. Cut along the line.
Step 9 Folding Five-Petal Paper Flower Craft 9. Unfold the paper to reveal a 5-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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More Ideas

Various 5-petal paper flowers Create a variety of flowers by using different colors and patterns of paper. Try varying the size and shape of the petal you draw in Step 8 to come up with unique flowers.

Other materials you can glue at the center of each flower include large buttons, small pompoms, plastic gems, and yarn. You can click the photo for a closer view.
Purple 5-petal paper flower Use a pair of wavy or scallop-edged craft scissors to cut the petal outline in Step 8 to come up with fancy-edged flowers.
Black 5-petal paper flower Layer two or more 6-petal flowers to create a many-petaled flower.
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.
Paper flower wreath craft 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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