Origami Iris Instructions and Diagram

Origami IrisFollow the steps below to make this Origami Iris.
Difficulty: Medium

There's no argument that the origami iris is very pretty. The flower is just so complete and almost lifelike thanks to the well shaped petals and the stamen. The white in the middle of the iris and petal also help bring it to life.

The origami iris isn't really too hard to fold, but you must be able to follow instructions well and remember to use the pictures to help you if you're stuck.

Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper, but if you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half, folding the top corner to bottom corner.
Step 3 Step 3: Fold in half again, folding the left corner to the right corner.
Step 4Step 4-2Step 4-3 Step 4: Squash fold the upper layer. To do this, open the flap and squash the right corner to the bottom corner while creasing the sides.
Step 5 Step 5: Turn the figure over as shown.
Step 6Step 6-2Step 6-3 Step 6: Squash fold the left flap as well. To do this, make the left flap stand vertically, then open up and squash down.

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