How to make a fractal origami rose

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fractal origami rose


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This page is for those who want the instruction to fold a fractal origami rose.


This origami rose is a good example to learn what fractal is. A fractal is an object that displays self-similarity. In this model, the folding technique called "cushion-fold" will be applied repeatedly for three times. Each cushion-fold produce four inner petals. So we expect to have all together 12 inner petals for three cushion-folds. If you use a thin paper, then you could apply more than three times, then you will have more petals.


Before working on this model, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. If you know these two folding techniques, then you will have no problem in making origami rose.


If you are ready, then let's get started.


If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email to HyoAhn's email.


You may use any kind of paper to fold the origami rose. It is a little easier if the front and the back side of the paper are slightly different whether it be in texture or color.

Make sure the paper that you use is a square (all sides are equal and all the angles equal 90 degrees). The paper I am using here is 20cm x 20cm square one. It is a good size for those who are not experienced in paper folding. If you are become familiar with this model. Then you can try smaller size paper.

fractal origami rose: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

fractal origami rose: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.



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