Origami waterlily table decoration

Origami waterlily table decoration

Here's a great way to keep your kids out of your hair while you prepare dinner. Set them an origami table decorating task. These easy waterlilies make a great centrepiece or table decoration that your kids can make themselves.

What you need:

  • 1 x square of paper (15cmx 15cm is ideal)

Number of players:
1 +


Watch the step by step video to find out how to make an origami waterlily.

Start by folding your paper across the diagonal in each direction.  Open it out each time. 

With the paper opened out, fold each corner to the centre.

You will now have a smaller square made up of four triangles.

Fold each corner to the centre again.  Now you will have an even smaller square made up of triangles.

With the triangle side facing up, back-fold each triangular flap outwards (leaving a little double edged fold at each side)

Turn it over.

Pull each corner to the centre and you'll see your waterlily becoming a three dimensional shape.

Once you have your lily shape, turn it over and pull each triangular flap outwards to form its leaves.

You have made an origami lily.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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