This Hollyhock –or Malva Rosa, is a beautiful origami flower made from a pentagon. IIt was created by Yara Yagi (Brazil) while she played with a five-sided piece of paper. Folding it has a pleasant rhythm and the resulting flower is lovely.
This origami flower can be used to enhance a present, or be a gift all by itself. With permission from Yara Yagi, here is the video showing how to fold it.
Tips and suggestions to make this Hollyhock
- Regular office paper normally used to type letters or make copies is perfect for making this origami flower. If you find this paper in different colors, even better!
- In addition to making the flower, the video shows how to fold a pentagon. You can skip to minute 2:55 if you already know how to make a pentagon.
- The first time you make this origami flower, begin your pentagon from a paper sized 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm) and fold a few of this size to begin with. As the saying goes, practice makes the master.
- When you become proficient at folding this flower from the larger sized paper, folding with smaller piece of paper will bring more successful results for sure.
- The leaves are also made from a pentagonal piece of paper. They are shown at the end of the video.
- For the leaves, use a pentagon a little smaller than used for the flower. But the size is matter of preference. I encourage you to experiment and decide for yourself which size works best for you.
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Do try other origami figures that are also made with pentagons.
They make lovely DIY Holiday gifts.
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