How to make an Origami Nested Rose

by Leyla Torres on October 7, 2012

in -Floral & Vegetation, -Geometric, -Modular, -Video Instructions, • How to & Techiques

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This origami rose design was derived from the traditional “Cootie Catcher” paper toy. It is made with three pieces of paper.

  • The base is made up with a cootie catcher turned upside down and it forms the leaves. Paper size: 6 x 6 inches, green color on both sides.
  • The middle piece form the larger petals. It is made from the windmill base and is nested inside the cootie catcher. Paper size: 6 x 6 inches, red color on both sides.
  • The top piece form the smaller petals. It is made from the windmill base as well and is inserted inside the middle piece. Paper size: 3 x 3 inches, red color on both sides.

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Bob Frayer October 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Simple and beautiful !! Bravo !!


Ana Carolina October 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Congratulations, Leyla!! Your channel is a sucess and we win the present, thank you!!


Rose October 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

Ingenious – a beautiful reimagining of a rose, using traditional models in a totally new way! I love the clever way tension is used both to give individual pieces their shape and to hold them together as a whole.

Thankyou and congrats on reaching 1000!

:) B Rose


Rose October 11, 2012 at 3:49 am

Finished it:
I made an extra cootie catcher as a ‘vase’ for the rose; your latest creation makes me even more amazed at the possibilities from a simple traditional model.

Thanks for your creativity Leyla!


Leyla Torres October 11, 2012 at 10:45 am

Oh beautiful!!! The extra vase looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing.


Serra Demir December 12, 2012 at 12:14 am

Dear Leyla

It’s a lovely rose …
And you are good teacher and very simple explan all you told..
Please make kawasaki rose …
I am trying many of you tube’s videos but ı don’t make but ı’m sure ıf you tell ı’m managed easyly..
Thanks for your smart activities and sharing with us…


Tazkia Barry April 19, 2015 at 1:02 pm

This rose is good for people to make


priya May 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

excellent video…loved it. i am using this technique in my college project. thank you so much. :D


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