How to Make Easy Origami Rose in Bloom (Folding Instruction)

 Want to make a pretty blooming origami rose out of a single sheet of paper? Learn how to make easy origami roses with our easy step-by-step tutorial. These easy-to-follow folding instructions are perfect for both beginners and kids. origami rose

Have you noticed that we’ve posting lots of origami folding crafts lately? We absolutely love creating origami tutorials as they require fewer supplies. All you need is a piece of paper and you’re good to go. In todays tutorial we’ll show you how to make origami rose in bloom from a single sheet of paper. This craft doesn’t ven require glue. 

You can always count on origami crafts if you’re looking for mini craft therapy sessions or a simple and fun activity to spend your free time. Origami crafts can be tricky sometimes, so we have tried our best to break down the origami rose instructions into easy-step-by-step instructions so that you can learn how to make origami rose even if you’re not an expert in origami folding.

About the time and cost of this project, there’s nothing much to say. It’ll take you only a few minutes to craft one and cost less than a dollar. All you need is a piece of paper and a few minutes to spare.

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How to Make Origami Rose in Bloom

Materials

  • Colored craft paper
  • No tools required

But, in case you do not have a square sheet of paper, you will need a ruler and pencil to trace the square and a pair of scissors to cut out the square sheet.

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Folding Instructions 

Step 1: Base Creases

Take the square paper and fold the paper into half from both sides to create criss-cross creases. Flip the paper to the other side and fold the paper in half diagonally from both sides again to create diagonal criss-cross creases on the square paper.

Base Creases

Step 2: The Star Fold

Fold up the diagonal creases and fold the vertical-horizontal creases inwards, this will form a 4 point star pattern.

Step 2: The Star Fold

Step 3: Flattening the Star

Join the adjacent parts of the 4 point star pattern and then flatten the pattern.

Step 3: Flattening the Star

Step 4: Fold-Up Bottom Corners

Fold up the bottom corners and join them with the top corner of the current pattern (triangle).

Step 4: Fold-Up Bottom Corners

Step 5: Open Corner Pocket

The parts we folded up in the previous step should have pockets on the inner sides. Carefully open the pocket of any one of the sides.

Step 5: Open Corner Pocket

Step 6: Flatten the Corner

Open the pocket as much as you can and then join the corner (the top corner) with the bottom-middle part of teh current pattern. Flatten the pocket with the pattern and it’ll form a square part.

Step 6: Flatten the Corner

Step 7: Flatten the Other Side

Similarly, open the pocket and flatten it with the current pattern.

Step 7: Flatten the Other Side

Step 8: Fold-Up 3 Inner Corners

Fold up and join the 2 inner-bottom corners to the opposite (diagionally) corners of each square parts. Half-fold and join the bottom corner of the middle part to its opposite corner.

Step 8: Fold-Up 3 Inner Corners

Step 9: Fold the Opposite Side

Turn the current pattern to the other side and similarly fold the other side.

Step 9: Fold the Opposite Side

Step 10: Flip the Pattern Layers

Now simply flip the layers by joining them with their adjcanr layers. Or simply, exchange layers (criss-cross wise).

Step 10: Flip the Pattern Layers

Step 11: Fold-In the Outer Corners

Fold the bottom side-corners up.

Step 11: Fold-In the Outer Corners

Step 12: Fold-Up the Bottom Half

Fold up the bottom corner of the middle part.

Step 12: Fold-Up the Bottom Half

Step 13: Fold the Other Side

Now, turn the current pattern to the other side and similarly, make the 3 corner folds.

Step 13: Fold the Other Side

Step 14: The Bottom Side

Hold the current pattern in your hand and bring the bottom side to the front. carefully open the bottom side.

Step 14: The Bottom Side

Step 15: Flatten the Bottom Side

Continue to open the bottom pattern until it is completely flat.

Step 15: Flatten the Bottom Side

Step 16: Hold the Cross-Cross Pattern

Now, turn the pattern to the other side. This side should have a pinty criss-cross pattern. Place 1 finger between every 2 layers.

Step 16: Hold the Cross-Cross Pattern

Step 17: Twist the Criss-Cross Pattern

Now carefully twist the pattern clock-wise. While twisting the pattern make sure to hold the flat bottom end of the pattern firmly with your other hand.

Step 17: Twist the Criss-Cross Pattern

Step 18: Twist Until A Rose-Like Pattern is Formed

Keep twisting until the origami rose is in full bloom. Once twisted firmly, the twist usually stays like that. But after making the twist, it is safe to arrange the layers with teh tip of your fingers. Just make sure not to pull any part too hard.

Step 18: Twist Until A Rose-Like Pattern is Formed

The first rose may not turn out to as nice, but that is totally fine. Grab a few more colored craft papers and practice making origami rose in bloom craft.

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Folding Easy Origami Rose: Tips for Beginners

If you’re having difficulty crafting origami paper rose, you can check out these tips.

  • Make sure to use a square paper for the origami rose in bloom craft.
  • The initial half-folds (vertical-horizontal and diagonal) need to be done neatly.
  • Making neat folds is the key to making the perfect origami craft.
  • Twisting the criss-cross pattern at the end of the process is the tricky part, make sure not to twist too much or too hard, otherwise the paper might get torned from the center.

If you enjoy origami craft, you can check out some of our origami craft tutorials on the blog, links have been given below.

Did you know that origami folding technique is a great way for building and developing children’s motor skills and it is also great for adults looking for therapeutic craft sessions. We hope you liked our origami rose tutorial and enjoy crafting some yourself. If you re-create our origami rose, don’t forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch) and show us how you’re using or decorating them.

Happy Crafting!

 

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