These origami daisy instructions can be used to make many varieties of this colorful and popular flower of the daisy or sunflower family. Although this is more complicated origami, once you see the beautiful intricate origami pattern, you’ll realize that your effort was definitely worth it! Choose rich bright colors, or make a bouquet of white daisies. You can experiment with the size of the flowers too.
Start with a square origami base.
Repeat this fold on the back side, then fold corner C to meet corner B. Bend the top flap down again and repeat on the reverse side.
Fold the flaps from left to right and make sure you have 4 flaps on the right and 4 flaps on the left as shown in the photo below.
Now fold the bottom point of the triangle up so that it goes slightly over the top point, as shown in the photo below. Make the crease in the last fold as crisp as possible (rub it with your fingernail).
Then pull the flaps completely to unfold the triangle into an 8-sided piece (octagon) as shown in the next 3 photos.
The octagon is important because your origami daisy will have 8 petals. All folds from this point on will need to be made 8 times.