This modular origami lotus is very easy to make, it looks scary, but it’s really quite simple! Makes a perfect valentines gift.
For the lotus in the photos I used Japanese metallic/shimmery paper from Japan, it is quite thin, but stands up well to the tugging more than very thin origami paper, another good option would be washi origami paper, or chiyogami paper.
You will need:
15 x 7.5 cm / 5.8 x 2.9 inch (this is square origami paper cut in half!)
8 x petal colour
4 x leaf colour
Additionally used: Bulldog paper clip, thin elastic band (wire or string is fine).
Finished Model Dimensions: About 15 cm long, 15 cm wide, 8cm deep.
is the rubber band necessary?
I think so, it would be pretty hard without it anyway.. could use a little thread… not sure if it will stay together if you cut it off after.
Amazing Art . what kind of paper does one use or best results? Thank you so much !
Thanks! Any paper works great, textured paper is probably my favourite for this origami lotus 🙂
This is amazing!! Thank you 🙂 Had lots of fun making this.
Hi! Do you by any chance have a link to where i can get the paper from the photos?
Absolutely amazing and beautiful
Thanks, Kathy 🙂 I hope that you made one!
Any chance you could include written instructions and diagrams for those of us who use public library computers?