Learn how to make origami flowers – this origami tulip tutorial will teach you how to make a super easy flower that stands on it’s own!
You can modify this project to fit all ages, so it’s a great and easy origami for kids, even as young as preschoolers as they can only make the flower, without a stem, while older kids and kids at heart can make the whole project, with a flower stem.
We’ve prepared a wonderful and easy to follow step by step tutorial for you, along with video instructions, a printable origami folding diagram and even a printable to get the paper sizes just right so there are many ways you can learn how to fold it.
Tulips are the easiest origami flowers you can make and pretty enough to be a fun project for all ages. If you are working with preschoolers or kindergarten aged children, have them make just the flower, without a stem. You can have them stick the flower to a card base and have them make a wonderful origami card.
We do recommend using origami paper for any folding project, however you can just use regular print paper and can even have the kids decorate their own, if you decide to use our printable template?
Are you ready to make your own origami tulips? Let’s start folding!
How to Make Origami Flowers – Origami Tulip Tutorial with Diagram
What you need
- a small and large origami paper – we offer a printable template with the sizes that we used in our project and you can grab it bellow (along with the printable diagram that’s perfect to use in the classroom).
- glue is optional
Watch the Video Tutorial
Or Follow These Step by Step Instructions
Prepare two origami papers – one small and one big. We offer a template with the dimensions that we used in our tutorial (you can find it at the end of this tutorial).
We also prepared a printable diagram you can print and make your origami flower wherever you want to (also great if you’ll be making these in the classroom). This too, can be fount at the end of this tutorial.
How to Make an Easy Origami Tulip Blossom
Start by making a origami tulip blossom. Fold the paper in half diagonally to form the triangle (colored side of paper on the outside).
If you are making this origami flower with younger kids, this is where you stop as stem is a bit more advanced.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower Stem
Start by folding a larger sheet of green origami paper diagonally to get a triangle shape, unfold. We did this step to mark the diagonal center.
This part is not exactly origami as some minor cutting is involved but it is what is required to put these two parts together to make the most wonderful origami flower.Cut off a small amount of bottom of your origami tulip blossom. Spread the flower apart a little (you can do it as simply as pushing your finger from the top – so that the hole widens a bit.
Push the blossom on the stem. All done! Your origami tulip is ready for display.