How to Make a Lily | Origami

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    The first step for the origami lily is we're going to fold a diagonal fold with the color side up, from one corner all the way up to the other corner.

    Make sure they're nice and lined up, so that they're not off to the side.

    Get it nice and precise right there.

    Put a finger down, slide your finger down and then out to the edges.

    That should give you a really nice diagonal with some sharp points there.

    Open that back up and then do the other diagonal fold, and once you have both of those it'll give you a nice plus, right in the middle of the paper.

    Flip the paper over and then now we're going to do book folds, the bottom edge all the way up to the top, and again be as precise as you can.

    Nice thing about origami, it's not about how fast you go, just try and be nice and accurate.

    And once you get the other one, fold the second book fold just like that.

    And once you've folded the second book fold, go ahead and leave it folded down.

    What we're going to do is we're going to pinch near the top of the four corners of the paper and once you've pinched near the top of those four corners, just rotate them up, and you can sort of get them all to touch each other and that's going to make a square base.



    You can flatten that back down where it's equal, it's going to have two on each side.

    It's got two flaps on each side and it's not making any new creases.

    It's just using the creases that we've already created.

    So now once we have the square base fold it up, so that you can work with
    each of these four panels.

    We're going to use what's called a squash fold.

    So I'm going to push own on the top of the paper, top of that edge and it's going to squash down just like that.

    And make sure that this line right here, lines up along the center line, so that it's not off to the side a little bit like that or one way or the other, get it nice and lined up.



    And we're going to do that on all four of the panels.

    So if you want go ahead and fold that flap over, to get to that next panel, and then go ahead and push right down on it, just like that again, and that gets you the squash fold.That's the second one.

    Flip it over and do it on all of them.

    You might have to get your finger up there inside a lot, so that it opens up the paper enough so that'll squash all the way down nice and flat.



    But sometimes you push down on it just right, you can get it to flap open pretty easily without too much trouble just like that.

    There's the fourth one.

    There we are and this is referred to as the flower base, which is useful because we're making a flower.

    You're going to have two flaps on either side just like that.

    We're going to use these white flaps as the bottom of the paper for right now, and what we're going to do, it's called a petal fold.



    The petal fold consists of three different folds.

    It's two kite folds and a book fold.

    So what we're going to do is go ahead and make this outside edge right here at the bottom, and fold both of those into the center.

    Do it on the left hand side and then also the right hand side just like that.

    Once we have that, now we're going to fold the top of the paper all the way down to the bottom.

    And it's a lot of paper, but go ahead and give it a good squish.



    And when we open it up those three folds, these two kite folds and this top down book fold, those are all just preliminary folds, so that we can get to the next step.

    So unfold all three of them and you'll see that there's this nice triangle that we've created with our creases.

    What we're going to do is we're going to take this flap right here, and I'm going to pick it up as far as it'll go, using this crease that we've made when we folded this down.

    So right along that edge, we're going to pick that up and when this happens, you'll see as I stretch this forward, these two flaps naturally want to go in, which h is great because we already made that fold right there with that kite fold.



    So go ahead and use that fold that we just made with the kite fold, and work our way up to the top, it'll make a brand new panel just like that.

    That's the petal fold, so I'll show you that once again from the beginning.

    We open it up like this.

    We pick this flap up right here and it flattens those other sides down and that's the petal fold, and we're going to do that on all four panels.

    So go ahead and open it up to different flaps and start making all of these extra steps, just like this.

    So the two kite folds and then luckily, there should be a little bit of that fold, where we folded the top down, because we folded it through all the layers of the paper.

    So it should be there on

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