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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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  • priya May 12, 2015, 3:24 pm

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

  • Tazkia Barry April 19, 2015, 1:02 pm

    This rose is good for people to make

  • Serra Demir December 12, 2012, 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…

  • Rose October 11, 2012, 3:49 am

    Finished it: http://pinterest.com/pin/349380883561675351/
    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, 10:45 am

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

  • Rose October 11, 2012, 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

  • Ana Carolina October 7, 2012, 7:31 pm

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

  • Bob Frayer October 7, 2012, 4:38 pm

    Simple and beautiful !! Bravo !!

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