We have the best origami flowers crafts for every skill level and age! Whether you are looking for the perfect first origami flower to fold or a more complicated origami rose, we have our favorite easy origami step by step tutorials that work for kids of all ages (and adults too!). You won’t be able to stop folding origami flowers…so you can make a whole flower origami bouquet!
Flower Origami Basics
WHAT IS ORIGAMI?
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Origami involves taking a single piece of paper and transforming it into a three-dimensional object using folding and sculpting techniques. Today we are making origami flowers, but the art technique can also be used to make animals, intricate designs and other objects.
WHY MAKE ORIGAMI FLOWERS?
Making origami flowers is a fun art activity for kids of all ages and adults too! Your finished origami flowers are a fun way to add some color and beauty to a room or make a homemade gift to give. Historically, origami folding has been a way to relax and be creative.
GORGEOUS FLOWER ORIGAMI IDEAS
Origami is the art of paper folding which is part of Japanese culture, that involves transforming a piece of square origami paper or a regular sheet of paper into various designs. Some popular origami creations are paper crane origami, origami star, and of course, origami flowers.
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These original origami paper flower crafts are great special occasion gifts for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays. In this blog post, we’ve compiled our favorite easy origami flowers that are great for kids.
Some are easy enough that even toddlers and kindergartener children will be able to do on their own, while other origami instructions will be more suitable for older kids in elementary school.
Let’s create a beautiful origami bouquet!
Related: Check out this easy origami craft!
HOW TO MAKE ORIGAMI FLOWERS
Here’s a take on the popular kusudama flower. Just follow the step by step photos detailed in Origami-Instructions.
EASY ORIGAMI FLOWER SUPPLIES
- Origami double-sided paper 6 inches x 6 inches
- Bone Folder Scoring Tool
- Flat space for folding
Origami Flower Easy Folds
1. Traditional Origami Lily Flower Instructions
This lily flower from The Spruce Crafts is ideal for beginners and can be made in 5 minutes. Simply follow the step by step instructions and you’ll have a beautiful paper flower.
2. Wonderful DIY Origami Kusudama Flower Ball
With some simple folds and a bit of patience, you and your little one will be able to have your own origami kusudama flower. The end result is so beautiful that you’ll definitely want to hang it in your bedroom. From Wonderful DIY.
3. How to Make Origami Flowers – Origami Tulip Tutorial with Diagram
This origami tulip can be modified to fit kids of all ages, even as young as preschoolers as they can have fun folding a basic petal shape, while older kids can make the whole flower. From Easy Peasy and Fun.
4. Making an Origami Kusudama Flower
This kid-friendly kusudama flower craft is very easy to make, and you can create them in different sizes and different colors too. Bigger paper makes bigger petals! From The Spruce Crafts.
5. Lily origami flowers
This origami lily is beautiful but also slightly more complex than other origami tutorials here. However, you can watch the video tutorial to make the folding process easier. You’ll love the end result – especially if you use colorful or patterned paper. From Origami Fun.
6. Origami Sunflower
Sunflowers are the prettiest flowers! They are unique and vibrant – just like these origami sunflowers. Making the center of the flower is one of the most entertaining parts. You can even make several to create a paper sunflower wreath. From Origami Spirit.
LOTUS ORIGAMI FLOWERS
7. Lotus Flower Origami
This super cute origami lotus flower is really easy to make once you get the hang of it. Make them in different colors to make a beautiful bouquet. From Paper Kawaii.
8. Decorative Origami Lotus Flower
If you are looking for an origami lotus flower tutorial that is a little bit more complex, The Spruce Crafts has a step by step tutorial that you can follow. These are some of our favorite flower designs!
9. DIY Origami Lotus Flower
Here’s another tutorial to make an origami lotus flower. You can try different shapes, sizes, and textures of paper to create unique designs. From i Creative Ideas.
10. Carambola Flowers
Make a lovely carambola flower from a single sheet of paper. We recommend using thick and strong paper, tant origami paper is the best choice. From Go Origami.
11. How to Make an Origami Flower and Leaves
One of the things we love the most about beautiful flowers made out of paper is that they last much longer than real flowers. We love this tutorial from Origami Spirit since it’s arranged with leaves too. So pretty!
12. Traditional Origami Lotus Instructions
Let’s learn how to make a pretty, traditional origami lotus flower. This paper craft is more suitable for older kids with more experience doing origami. From Paper Kawaii.
13. Easy 8 Petal Origami Flower Tutorial
Fold this traditional origami flower in a few simple steps – this tutorial is easy enough for younger kids. Children can make a lot of these little flowers and create an original origami flower pot arrangement. From Paper Kawaii.
14. Folding Paper Flowers (8 Petals)
With just a few folds and some cuts, you can create pretty paper flowers. Just start with a square origami paper and let the magic evolve! From First Palette.
15. Origami Pinwheel Flower Bowl Tutorial
Learn how to make a pretty origami tulip or flower bowl where you can keep some candies or other small items inside. Start with a square base and follow the easy instructions. From Paper Kawaii.
16. Origami Flower!
It’s time to make some origami roses. These paper roses are great Valentine’s Day gifts – if you make several, you can create a whole bouquet! From Instructables.
17. How to Make Easy Origami Flowers (plus decorating ideas)
Learn how to make the basic petal origami and then take it beyond to make home decor for different seasons and holidays. From Lora Bloomquist.
18. Super Easy Origami Flower for Kids
Follow these step by step guide to make easy origami flowers that kids will love to make and gift to their friends. These paper flowers are so easy, kids of all ages will be able to do them! From Toucan Box.
19. How to Make Beautiful Origami Kusudama Flowers
These paper flowers are one of the most popular choices for holidays and parties because you can make them in different colors and sizes. Plus, they are very simple and fun to make! From i Creative Ideas.
20. Origami Azalea
This origami azalea is easier to make than it looks like, just follow the origami diagram and the video instructions. From My Crafts.
UNIQUE ORIGAMI FLOWER IDEAS
21. Starblossom Tutorial
Make a beautiful starblossom! This start design is perfect for elementary-age kids and only requires one uncut hexagon. From Xander Perrot.
22. How to Make Cute But Simple Origami Rose
Some people may think that origami roses are super complicated, but these ones are really, really easy, and the finished flower is great for special occasions gifts. From Christines Crafts.
23. Easy Origami Carnation Flower
Try this easy origami flower tutorial to make large flowers using basic folding steps and a pair of scissors. From Instructables.
24. Origami Iris
Make a beautiful paper garden with this origami iris tutorial. You can even make super small ones to turn them into earrings. From Jessie At Home.
25. Hawaiian Christmas Decorations: Origami Poinsettia Flowers
This fun Hawaiian Christmas craft is very original and a fun activity to do with the whole family. Plus, you can make a bunch of these paper poinsettia flowers to make a paper Christmas wreath. From Hawaii Travel with Kids.
26. DIY Origami Hydrangea With Green Leaf Base
You can put these origami hydrangea flower from DIY Crown on your desk as decoration! We recommend this tutorial for older kids that have better hand coordination skills since the craft is a bit small to handle.
27. DIY Craft: Make An Origami Paper Flower For Mother’s Day
If you are looking for a homemade Mother’s Day gift, this origami paper flower is perfect for you! This craft is suitable for kids ages 5 and up. Awesome! From Melissa and Doug.
28. Origami Flowers!
Make your own vibrant paper flower bouquet – these are ideal for ages 7 years old and up. Choose between an origami sunflower, an origami camellia, an origami lotus, or even all of them! From Gardens By The Bay.
29. DIY Paper Orchid Flower Tutorial with Templates
Orchids are elegant flowers that brighten up any room, although they are a bit challenging to take care of. Luckily, these DIY paper orchid flowers are not! From Abbi Kirsten Collections.
30. Primrose (tutorial)
We recommend using your prettiest origami paper to make this origami primrose craft. All you have to do is follow the picture tutorial! From Kusudama.
31. Paper Dogwood Craft
Kids of all ages will have so much fun making a paper dogwood craft. Younger kids might need some adult assistance but older kids might be able to make them fine on their own. From Ohamanda.
32. Origami Bell Flower
This origami bell flower (also known campanula, latin for “little bell”, isn’t that cute?) is very easy to make, and it looks especially cute with a gradient origami paper. From Origami-Instructions.
33. Origami Pixels Flower
Kids, especially those that love video games, will have a fun time making this original origami pixels flower. It’s fairly simple but also very beautiful. From Origami Plus.
34. Origami Trillium (Flower with 3 Petals) for Mothers Day
Here’s another perfect present for Mother’s Day! A paper trillium flower is so thoughtful and last longer than real flowers. Follow the video tutorial!
35. How to Make a Kusudama With the Carambola Flower
Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture, and they were used for incense and potpurri. Nowadays, it’s a paper model that is created by sewing or gluing multiple identical pieces. This Kusudama with the carambola flower is a great way to learn about this art! From Origami Spirit.
36. An Origami Flower Can Enhance a Gift or Be The Gift
This beautiful origami flower can be used to hold a small present, or be a gift by itself! The resulting flower is so lovely. From Origami Spirit.
37. Star Curler Tutorial
Pick your favorite origami papers to make this beautiful star curler origami. This craft is more suitable for older kids and adults! From Cridiana.
FLOWER ORIGAMI FOR HOLIDAYS
38. Origami Poinsettia Wreath
Make many of these origami poinsettia crafts to create a beautiful Christmas ornament. You probably already have all the supplies you need at home! From Crafty Little Gnome.
39. Origami Poinsettia Tutorial
Want more Christmas decoration? This origami poinsettia tutorial creates a very lovely and easy Christmas ornament – and you can make it any size you prefer. From Planet June.
Flower Origami FAQs
Unlike real flowers, origami flowers can last forever making it a lovely representation of everlasting relationship or love.
Our origami flower list is full of easy first origami flower projects. If you are new to origami, you might want to start with #4 or #18.
The name origami comes from the Japanese language, but both Japan and China have a long history of origami art. No one knows for sure where it started.
Origami is easy to learn through hands-on practice. It can be a little confusing to follow steps, but working one step at a time and retracing steps when something doesn’t look right will have you making ornate origami flowers in no time!
The 3 basic origami folds a beginner needs to know are:
For more information on each of these, check out Gathering Beauty.
More Flower Crafts & Origami From Kids Activities Blog
- Make a bunch of pipe cleaner flowers to create a unique flower bouquet.
- Did you know you can make a snake with flowers made from felt? Give it a try!
- Let’s make tissue paper sunflowers with kids.
- Your little ones will love making these cupcake liner flowers.
- If you have ever wanted to learn how to make a headband out of flowers, here’s a simple tutorial!
- This simple flower bouquet is a great Mother’s Day present!
- Make these beautiful Mexican tissue paper flowers to decorate your home.
- Mix in these pretty origami hearts.
- Make a cute origami owl! It’s easy!
- For something a little easier, check out these origami fans!
Did you like these Origami Flower Ideas for kids? Which one do you want to try first?