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.

Step 1

Start with a square origami base.

Step 2

Now fold the bottom edges of the square toward the center line as shown.

Step 3

Repeat on the reverse side to give the kite shape.

Step 4

Now unfold the right flap.

Step 5

Use your finger to open the pocket, then flatten it by folding it flat.

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Fold in corner A so that it matches corner B.

Step 8

Then repeat this sequence of opening the flap and doing the folding.

Step 9

Repeat this squash fold* 2 more times (4 times total), then the pattern will look like this.

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Step 13

Now fold the top of the rhombus down as shown below.

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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.

Step 16

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.

Step 17

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).

Step 18

Now unfold the folded triangle.

Step 19

Then pull the flaps completely to unfold the triangle into an 8-sided piece (octagon) as shown in the next 3 photos.

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Step 22

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.

Step 23

Now go around the inner octagon, re-folding the valley folds into mountain folds. Also, the folds going from the inner points of the octagon to the outer octagon need to be converted into mountain folds.

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