How to Fold an Origami Lotus Flower

Have you ever heard that the soothing power of repetition has a calming and peaceful effect on the spirit? By repeatedly folding this traditional origami lotus flower that calming effect is precisely what you might experience.

When we fold the same origami figure many times, maybe even experimenting with different papers and sizes, we also begin to discover some of its secrets. As we understand the folding process more clearly we can develop easier ways to fold this lotus flower or any other origami figure.

Here is a video where I demonstrate how to make an origami lotus flower.

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How small can you make this origami lotus?

Use a small self-adhesive crystal to add some sparkle and embellish the center of the lotus.

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15 thoughts on “How to Fold an Origami Lotus Flower”

  1. Hi Leyla,

    I would like to know which size of paper you used to do the smallest one (on a penny coin). You did a very, very nice tutorial video. Thank you so much to this good job!

    Kind regards from Brazil. :-)

  2. Hello Leyla,
    I love the slightly transluscent quality the paper has for your pink lotus flower
    pictured in your tutorial. Is this a particular brand of origami paper? I’d love to find it if it is, it adds such realism to the lotus flower.
    Many, many thanks for your tutorials; they are simply wonderful, and have allowed me to experience origami with less frustration!!
    Kind regards,

      • Thank you Leyla, I will look it up. It’s so pretty: I’ve made a lot of your little lotus flowers and they are always very well received. Used as a decoration on a tray of home baking is another pretty use for them. Thanks again all the way from New Zealand! :)

  3. I have always wanted to do this model,but I could not find the directions in an easy to understand way. I am going to try this right now. Thank you!

  4. Estimada Leyla..

    Hermosa flor que compartes con tanta generosidad.! ..y que buenas y claras, son tus explicaciones ..!
    Un afectuoso abrazo desde Chile.

    Aída Urrutia Uribe.

  5. Oh, Leyla, you’ve done it again! I love, love, love your videos. I am usually able to fold the figure correctly the first time thanks to your clear directions and patient explanations. I’m so excited you are doing the videos on a regular basis. It is the highlight of my week! Thank you and happy folding! Please keep the videos coming.


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