The lotus is one of the main symbols of Asian culture. This extremely elegant white flower can be made from paper! With the help of our step-by-step instructions, even a beginner in the art of origami will be able to do the origami lotus figure. Let’s give it a try!

Step 1

Take light and thin paper: for example, tissue or paper napkin (It is important because ordinary heavy paper can tear). Cut a square out of it – 25×25 cm or larger.

Step 2

Fold it in half diagonally – first on one side, then on the other so that there are fold marks, and unfold it.

Step 3

Fold all 4 corners of the square so that they end up in the center.

Step 4

Repeat this step two more times.

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Step 6

Turn the product over to the wrong side.

Step 7

Fold the 4 corners toward the center again.

Step 8

Fold the 4 corners of the piece toward the center as shown in the photo.

Step 9

This is the most important step – be careful not to tear the paper.

Step 10

Start with one corner of the product: turn the bottom edge inside out (the corner bent in the previous step will be inside the petal).

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Step 12

Repeat this action with the other corners.

Step 13

You will get the first 4 lotus petals.

Step 14

Turn the flower to the wrong side and bend 4 corners – these are the future petals.

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Step 16

Carefully turn the corners to the front side. The flower now has 8 petals.

Step 17

Repeat step 14-16 one more time.

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Step 20

The work is finished!

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This beautiful and sophisticated origami lotus can become a small gift or decorate the interior.

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