July Flowers!!!

Hi everybody! Cutting right to the chase, I know (from personal experience) that sometimes it’s very easy to become bored in summer. I mean, there’s only so much swimming, sunbathing, and going to the beach one person can stand, right? Well, this project is a really great boredom buster, because it’s super quick, fun, and easy to make! (And don’t you think the flower is pretty, too?) So let’s get started!

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • A plastic or other kind of cup
  • One sheet of printer paper (This project works with any kind of thin paper, too, but if the paper is too thick, it won’t work.)

  

  1. Fold the paper so that one edge folds across and is lined up with the connecting edge, as shown.
  2. Use the scissors to cut the rectangular strip off so that you are left with a folded triangle shape.  
  3. Unfold the triangle. Now it’s a square!  
  4. Fold each of the points of the square into the middle, so that they’re all touching.  
  5. Repeat step 4 twice.  
      
  6. Turn the paper over.
  7. Do step 4 one more time.  
  8. Turn the paper back over. It should look like this:
  9. This is when you need the cup. Flip the cup upside-down and place the paper on top.  
  10. Pick up one of the edges that was folded into the middle and begin to bend it backwards.  
  11. Continue to bend it backwards, but be very careful, because it’s really easy to rip the paper during this step.  
  12. When you’ve bended it until you can’t bend it any more, this is what it should look like:  
  13. Do the same thing for the other three corners of paper. These are your petals!  
  14. Repeat steps 10 and 11 for the next layer…
  15. And the next. This is what it should look like once you’ve folded over all the layers:
  16. Turn it over. Use you hands to shape the flower.     
  17. You’re finished! Take a look at your July flower!

  

18. Now make ten million in all different colors! You’ll never be bored again! 🙂

19. Just kidding! I’ve only made 5 or 6 myself. Hmmm. I do have some paper left over…

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