Here you'll learn how to make a fairly easy, yet beautiful origami paper flowers called the kusudama. You will need five pieces of paper to construct this flower, with each paper forming an individual petal. You will also need glue to hold the petals together. I know it doesn't look easy, but trust me, it is.
Once you finish making this one, check out other beautiful origami flowers that you can make.
|Step 1: Begin with a square sheet of origami paper with color side faced down, but if you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.|
|Step 2: Take the bottom corner and fold it to the top corner.|
|Step 3: Fold the left and right corners to the top corner.|
|Step 4: Take the corners you just folded and fold the flaps out so their edges meet the outside edges.|
|Step 5: Put one finger into the pocket of the left flap and squash down.|
|Step 6: Repeat step 5 for the right side. Both sides should now be squashed.
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