Origami Flowers and Hand-Colored Paper

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These origami flowers are easy to make, but first we need to add some color to the paper. Here are some of the materials you will need: watercolor paint and brush, newish book that you wish to destroy (encyclopedias work well), scissors, and a glue stick. Here are the easy steps: 1. Rip the covers off of the book and start removing pages without tearing them too much. 2. Paint one side of the paper with watercolors and let dry. 3. Fold your paper in half diagonally and cut off the excess to form a square. 4. Watch someone else make it. Books look helpful, until you actually begin making a flower. Videos are much easier to follow, but the process can still be challenging. Here are some of the flowers I tried out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRiav0DNi34 -Lily

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjXBixExxzM -Lotus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxIbduCGMyohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxIbduCGMyo -If you don’t flatten the bottom of this “box,” you will have a lovely blossom.
If you found those too challenging, I recommend making some blooms that require more than one piece of paper and some glue. “Origami Flowers” by Sonbooke Smith has a whole section on this type of flower making. Also, http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-kusudama-flower.html  is a good link for blooms made with more than one piece of paper.
Have a flowerful day!!!!
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  1. Pingback: Do something different – Make origami | Wobble a Jelly

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