Origami Traditional Tulip Folding Instructions
This is a beautiful origami traditional tulip. The tulip bulb is inflated which makes it look really realistic when completed. Once you've folded the tulip bulb, go ahead and fold the tulip leaf to complete your origami!
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Origami Traditional Tulip Step 1: First make an origami waterbomb base. Click on the link, follow the folding instructions and you should have the below.
Origami Waterbomb Base
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 2: Now fold the right side to meet the center crease.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 3: Repeat Step 2 for the left side.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 4: Flip paper over and fold both the right and left sides to meet in the center.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 5: Now we're going to move the top flap from the left side to the right.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 6: Now we'll fold both sides to meet in the center.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 7: Flip paper over.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 8: Now move the top flap from the left to right, like we did in Step 5.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 9: Fold both sides to meet in the center, like we did in Step 6.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 10: OK, we're going to fit one side into another. If you open up the sides, you'll see that there's actually a "pocket" and "tip" whereby you can fit one into the other.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 11: Flip paper over and repeat Step 10.
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 12: We're now ready to inflate our origami tulip bulb. Make sure you hold down both the overlapping sides before blowing into the paper. As the paper inflates, the sides will come apart if you don't hold on to them. Use your thumb and index fingers on each side to keep the paper from coming apart.
SIDE View before inflating:
SIDE View after inflating:
Origami Traditional Tulip Step 13: Now we put the final finishing touches to our origami traditional tulip! Gently peel back each petal and see your origami tulip come to life! :)
Looking from the top:
Gently peel back the first petal...
Now repeat for the other 3 petals:
All that's left to do is to admire your efforts and your beautiful origami traditional tulip! Lovely, isn't it? You can make it lovelier by folding a leaf for your origami traditional tulip!
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