Origami Tulip Card
This great guest project from Jo of A Bit of This and A Bit of That is perfect for Mother's Day.
Origami is a favorite pastime in Japan and kids learn simple origami in kindergarten. A 3-year-old friend taught me how to make theses tulips. The tradition stem for origami tulips is quite difficult for a little one so I made this card easier by using pipe cleaners.
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- Origami paper uses is 15cm x 15cm
- 2 sheets of tulip coloured origami paper
- 1 sheet of origami paper for the vase
- 2 pipe cleaners approx 20cm
- A4 piece of construction paper, folded in half
- Fold the first piece of tulip paper in half to make a triangle, turn it so the long edge is at the bottom.
- Fold the paper in half again, just enough to crease the centre of the bottom fold. Then fold from the centre to a couple of cm's from the top of the triangle.
Repeat with the other side.
- Flip the paper over and fold up the bottom corner.
- Then fold in the right corner.
- Then the left corner.
- Turn over, that is the tulip head finished.
- To add the stem, turn it over again and attach the pipe cleaner with a piece of tape. that is the first flower done, repeat to make the second flower.
- To make the vase, fold a piece of origami paper in half, then open it out - colour side should be face down.
- Fold the right side into the middle and then the left and then fold the bottom up, about 5 cm.
- Glue around the edge of the paper - not the top edge, that will be the opening for the vase, stick the paper to the construction card.
- When the glue is dry pop your tulips into the vase. Finished.