Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shamrock Origami


This is a simple Shamrock Origami project for beginners. It can be made with 3 or 4 leaves.



You will need 3 or 4 rectangular pieces of paper (in this diagram I created a 4" shamrock and used 3 pieces 2" X 4"). I also created a stem for the shamrock.


1.  Take one of the rectangles and fold it in half as shown. Then fold the top flap out again, along the line as seen above.



2. Your model should look like image 1 above now.  Flip over and fold the edges along the lines as diagrammed and your model will look like image 3 above.




 3. Turn the top points in and make a small diagonal crease at the center of the heart shape. This crease will help the leaf hold its shape. Flip over. You have now created one leaf of the shamrock.



4. Follow steps 1-3 three times for a 3 leaf shamrock or four times for a 4 leaf shamrock.



5.  Join leaves together with glue or pin. (I used a pushpin because I am using my shamrocks on a bulletin board)



nap-time creations

19 comments:

  1. Cute! it's been a long time since I've done any origami crafts. I'll remember this for St. Patrick's.

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  2. This is great! What a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  3. Thx for visiting my blog. This project is easy and festive!

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    1. Yes it is definitely a starter origami project. thanks for the comment

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  4. That is so much fun and an easy origami project for kids. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  5. Awesome shamrock! Following back from the blog hop. Have a great weekend:)

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  6. Origami is so much fun, and this looks great.

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    1. It certainly isn't one of the most complicated origami projects I have done but it is easy. And fun to have children do and then decorate.

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    1. Thank you for the feature. I am so excited.

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