# Make a Paper Rose

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**7 Parts:**

Folding paper to make a rose is interesting. Fresh flowers can wither, so if you want a flower that lasts a long time and you want a new style, not just the plastic flowers, you may use an origami paper rose. Paper roses come in different styles. It is a 3D style of origami folding. You create paper roses for projects, stage decorations, props, as a toy, or anything that you would like to use it for.

## Rose that has not Bloomed

- 1Cut a paper into a square shape.Advertisement
- 2Make the colorful side of creative paper facing up towards youAdvertisement
- 3Fold the square paper in half going inside. Then open it up again. The purpose is just to make a crease at the center.
- 4Highlight the crease at the center by lining it with black ink. Line at the back side, since the front side is what will be displayed. And the back side will be covered as you fold the paper.
- 5Fold the upper halves and lower halves again, making them meet each other. This will form four equal squares. Trace the fold using a writing tool.
- 6Fold the square diagonally. From the upper right to lower left and upper left toward lower right. This will form 16 squares and four triangles. And the crease will also be lined, but using red marks.
- 7Return the folded paper back to its original position, where it was not folded. Then turn it halfway horizontally.
- 8Then again spread the paper to its original position and fold into three parts like folding a letter. The lower part of the paper is folded in one third.
- 9Open the paper, then rotate 90 degrees. Perform again the last two steps. Now the crease will be marked with green ink.
- 10Fold the red and black lines going upward into a form of mountain fold. And fold the green lines by making a valley fold.
- 11Keep the fold at the center mounted while you press down the rest of the horizontal and vertical folds.
- 12Press down the four corners of the center part. This will make a flat square.
- 13Turn back the paper, so the colorful side will be facing you. Label every square into quadrants. The upper left is quadrant 1, upper right is quadrant 2, lowers left is 3 and lower right is 4.
- 14Raise the quadrant 4 and rotate it 90 degrees, turning counterclockwise, to reach the left vertical line of quadrant 2. The two lines should align equally.
- 15Keep on rotating the paper 90 degrees until you have reached quadrant 4.
- 16The four sides are the petals and the center is the bottom part of the flower.
- 17Turn the paper upside down and this will make a rose not yet blooming.
- 18You may attach paper leaves into the flower or into the wire stem. Then place in a jar.

## Paper Origami

This is a step by step instructions for paper art or Origami that can help you to teach your kids or students if you are a teacher for your students to be creative with your activity for school or homework.

## Paper Rose with Leaf

Things to prepare: 2 colored paper, you can use red, yellow, green and any color combination you like for the rose and it's leaf.

### Instructions

- 1Get 1 paper as you main flower or the rose. The paper size must be in 6 x 6 inch (15 x 15 centimeter). The main color must be facing down and fold the paper in half. Fold it via horizontal and the second is vertical, both folds must be equal upon folding it then place the paper on a table or flat surface facing down.

Congratulation as you have now a simple Paper Rose. But, it is not yet done as you need to make a leaf for the rose.

- 1Now, get the second paper and color must be facing down. The second paper must have the size of 3 x 3 inch (7.5cm x 7.5cm). Place the paper on your table or desk like a diamond shape and fold the center to let the 2 tips meet with each other. Fold it in horizontal line
- 2You can now fold the top and the bottom halves part of the paper and both tip should meet in the center upon fold. Then fold it again and should meet in the center
- 3Fold the paper again diagonally from bottom left to upper right and the edges should line up to the bottom part of the paper. You can now fold the center of the paper in the middle and you are done now with the leaf paper you created.
- 4Now, place the rose you have made earlier on top of the leaf. You can also put a glue or paste for it to stick or a double sided tape. Do not use a stapler as the metal might be visible and you might not like its appearance.

## Paper Flower Dahlia

- 1Get a paper that has a size of 6 x 6Inch or 15 x 15cm. Place the paper on a flat surface like a table or desk and the color must be facing down then fold diagonally. Now fold the four corners of the paper to meet at the center.
- 2Decrease the folds that you made diagonally earlier then collapse it after like a four sided base (Square I mean). Now, fold both sides to the center then and unfold. You can pry now the paper to open and squash it to flat then flip the paper to do the same thing on the other side
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You can make as many ask you like to make a huge paper Dahlia flower as you desire. Do the same steps as what you did to make the first unit of the flower and simply use glue, double sided tape and any other just except a staple. Connect each of the unit to make a circular look for your paper Dahlia flower.

## Questions and Answers

### How to make a paper double flower?

*Can you give me the steps on how to make a paper double-flower?*

- 1Fold one sheet of paper into a triangle, by folding it across, and cutting off the bottom section.
- 2Then, fold it over again into another triangle.
- 3After that, fold it over once more.
- 4Press the edges down so the folds are kept.
- 5You should now have a small triangle.
- 6Open the paper, and you will have a big paper square, with eight sections to it.
- 7Now, fold one long straight edge into the middle, so that your paper becomes a rectangle.
- 8Fold the next edge into the middle, the same way.
- 9Do this for the other two sides, until you have a square, folding into the middle each time.
- 10Once more, open your paper.
- 11Now, take one corner, and fold it into a diamond using the creases in the paper, pressing it flat.
- 12Repeat this for each corner, until you have a square once more.
- 13Make sure all of your paper creases are pressed flat.
- 14Now, from the center, fold each point of your paper square out to the edge, leaving about a half an inch from each side.
- 15Then fold each of these sides over into another triangle, folding twice per side, to get both sides of each triangle.
- 16Now take the long edges of your paper square, lift each triangle up, and fold the edges into the middle.
- 17Repeat this for all four sides.
- 18Pinch and fold your design together, and bend down the outer corners of each side so it keeps the shape.
- 19Fold down the points of your new shape from the inside, bending outward, and you've now made a double paper flower.

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### Do you have a method for making a tissue paper flower?

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