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Practicing the Art of Making a Beautiful Origami Flower

Every day we must learn new things to somehow relieve tension and reduce stress from a busy and stressful day, so let us learn origami today and experience the art of paper folding. Origami is an art of paper folding that is always associated with the Japanese culture. The primary objective of origami is to convert a flat sheet square of paper into a beautifully finished sculpture by folding and sculpting. The principles of origami are applied in packaging, stents, and other engineering applications. There are basic origami folds which can be combined in different ways in order to make a more detailed and intricate designs.

You can use any flat paper as a material for origami as long as it hold a crease. Origami paper or “kami” is usually colored on one area, and white on the other, sold in prepackaged squares of various sizes ranging from 1 inch to 10 inches or more. “Kami” makes a suitable medium for a wider range of models because it weighs than a copy paper. Normal copy paper is used in making waterbomb and crane, whereas papers of heavier weight can be wet-folded, which allow rounded sculpting, becoming sturdy and rigid when dried. Origami has different types such as action origami, modular origami, wet-folding, pure and origami, origami tessellations, and kirigami. There are a wide variety of making origami, and origami flowers make a beautiful and lovely gift for any occasion such as Valentine’s day, birthdays, Mother’s day, anniversary, and many more. Kusudama flowers are glued to create a beautiful flower ball and can be used as a home decoration or an ornament masterpiece during the holiday season. The different flowers you can make from origami including rose, dahlia, cornflower, cherry blossom, sunflower, tulip, azalea, bell flower, lotus, and more.

To make flower petals, you need a 6 by 6-inch sheet of paper. Turn the origami paper so it looks like a diamond, and fold the bottom half into a triangular shape horizontally, making sure to align the points before making a crease. Take the left point of the triangle with your triangle facing up, then folding it so the tip is aligned with the top triangle’s point, and repeat the same instructions with the right side of the triangle. Fold the left point of your original triangle diagonally, meeting the last crease you just made and unfolded, and do the same with the right triangle’s point. By this time, with the two points of triangles, you can fold them backward over themselves, giving the two folds with serious creases, then unfolding them. The left point and right point of the triangles are folded up and towards the center, having two funnel-like shapes which then meet in the middle.

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