Tulips are beautiful bell-shaped flowers that are very popular around the world. In this origami tutorial, we will make a 3D origami of a tulip along with the stem of it. The procedure is quite long, but the folds are easy to do.
You will need 2 pieces of sturdy origami paper. One green colored paper for the stem of the tulip origami and one different colored paper to make the actual tulip (for this instruction, pink was used, but you may use any color such as yellow, orange, and red). This paper flower is three-dimensional and what’s great about this origami is that it can stand on its own once finished.
Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate
Use the pink (or any color) square piece of the origami first. Face the colored side of the paper upwards and fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise and half.
The origami paper should now have crease marks like the illustration above. Turn the pink origami paper to the other side.
Diagonally fold the paper on both sides. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.
Start pushing the paper from both sides as shown by the arrows. The crease lines will help you push the paper into a waterbomb base fold.
Follow the directions of the arrows and as you push the sides in, the background triangle should form. Hold it down as you continue to bring both sides together.
Squash the paper to flatten it. You have now made a waterbomb base.
Fold the left and right bottom corners of the front flaps to the top corner.
Repeat step 7 at the back side of the origami paper.
Like flipping a page from a book, turn the front flap of the right side to the left side. Do the same at the back.
Connect the right and left corner of the front flap by tucking one side into the other. Make sure that the distances on both sides are equal after squashing them.
Repeat step 10 at the back of the paper.
Your origami paper should now looks like a flower bud. Inflate to form the shape of a tulip flower by blowing into the base of the tulip.
Gently peel off the petals of the tulip. Slightly curl the petals to make it more realistic.
Your origami tulip flower is almost done! Set this piece aside to make the stem.
Start with a square piece of green origami paper, face the colored side down. Fold the paper in half. Crease it well and unfold.
Bring the left and right corner to the middle crease as shown.
Fold the left and right corner to the center as shown. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.
Turn the origami to the other side.
Bring the bottom corner to the top corner.
Fold the origami piece in half.
Make the leaf from the origami stem by making an outside reverse fold along the dotted line. Once completed the step, the stem of your origami tulip is done.
Attach the flower stem to the tulip made earlier by inserting it to the base of the flower.
Your origami tulip is done! It makes an awesome decoration anywhere and would also make a thoughtful gift to give to someone.