Stage 1. Making the "Single Petal".

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Fig.1 Take a piece of pre-cut paper. Fig.2 Fold the paper into half. Fig.3 Depress the folded paper in order to creat a folding line as shown in Fig.4

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Fig.4 Opening the folded paper to see the folding line. Fig.5 Folding the first half of the paper from the left to the center of the folding line. Fig.6 Depress on the folded line.

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Fig.7 Folding the other half of the paper from the right to the center of the folding line. Fig.8 Depress on the folding line. Fig.9 Folding the first half of the triangle shaped paper from the right to the center of the folded line.

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Fig.10 Depress on the lower part of the folding line. Fig.11 Folding the other half of the triangle shaped paper to the center of the folded line and, depress only on the lower part of the folding line. Fig.12 Front view of the folded paper.

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Fig.13 Turning the folded paper with the back facing upward. Fig.14 Folding the triangle shaped of the paper on the right upward and, depress on the folding line. Fig.15 Folding the other side of the folded triangle shaped paper upward and, depress on the folding line.

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Fig.16 Completed the folding of both triangle shaped. Fig.17 Bending the folded paper half. Fig.18 The back view of the folded paper.

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Fig.19 Turning the folded paper with the back facing down. Fig.20 Placing thumb at the upper part of the folded paper. Fig.21 Using the right thumb to depress and hold on to the paper.

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Fig.22 Moving the left thumb and finger to the upper part of the paper. Fig.23 The back view of the completed "Single Petal" Fig.24 The front view of the completed 'Single Petal'.

 

Stage 2. Making the 'Unit'.

 

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Fig.25 Set aside 3pcs "Single Petal". Fig.26 Pick up a piece of "Single Petal", let'scall it a "C". Fig.27 Applying glue on the 4-sides of the "C". Begin with the first side as shown.

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Fig.28 Apply glue on the
second side of the "C"
. Fig.29 Apply glue on the third side of the "C". Fig.30 Apply glue on the forth side of the "C".

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Fig.31 Place the "C" between and on top of the other 2 "Single Petals". Fig.32 Slot in the "C" between the 2 lower "Single Petals" and push it toward the end. Fig.33 This is the view of Fig.33 from the back.

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Fig.34, Fig.35 & Fig.36 Three different viewing of the completed "Unit".

 

Stage 3. Making the "Green Leaf"

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Fig.37  Prepare and set aside 5 "Units".

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Fig.38 Pick up a new piece of "Siingle Petal" and apply glue on the 4 sides as shown on Fig.27, Fig.28, Fig.29 and Fig.30. Fig.39 Holding a "C" and, pick up one of the 5 "Units". Slot in one side of the "C" onto the side of the "Unit". Fig.40 Pushing the "C" to the end of the "Unit".

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Fig.41 Pick up a new "Unit" and, use the other side of "C" to slot into the side of the new "Unit". Fig.42 This is the front view of the completed piece of work with 2 "Units" joint in one. Let's call it the "Joint Unit". Fig.43 The back view of Fig.42.

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Fig.44 This is the front view of Fig.42. The red dot indicates the position of the "C".

 

Repeat the works to joint up 2 "Units" following the steps as shown on Fig.38 to Fig.41.

 

Fig.45 So far, there are 2 "Joint Units" and a remaining "Unit".

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Fig.46 Pick up a new "Single Petal" and, apply glue on the 4 sides of it to make the "C" as shown on Fig.27 to Fig.30. Fig.47 Joining one side of the "C" to the other side of the "Unit".

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Hold the "Unit" which has the other half of "C" and, joining it to one of the "Joint Unit". Fig.49 Pick up a new "Single Petal" and repeating Fig.27 to Fig.30 to make a "C". Use the "C" which has 4 sides glue to join up the remaining "Joint Unit".

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Fig.50 & Fig.51 The continuing work of Fig.49.

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Fig.52 & Fig.53 Pick up a new piece of "Single Petal", repeat the process of making a "C" as shown on Fig.27 to Fig.30. Use the "C" to join up the the 2 ends to form the circle.

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Fig.54 The completed works of making the "Leaf".

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Fig.54a, Fig.54b and Fig.54c Viewing Fig.54 from different directions.

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Stage 4. Making the "Flower"

 

Fig.55 & Fig.56  Pick up a piece of "Single Petal" of any color other then green. Let's take pink color for this instruction. Apply glue along the dotted line on the inner sides of the "Petal".

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Fig.57  Placing the pink "Petal" between the 2 green "Petals". Fig.57a & Fig.57b  Depressing the pink "Petal" to ensure it is flatten and stick firm to the 2 green "Petals".

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Fig.58 Pick up a new piece of pink "Petal" and, repeat steps Fig.55 & Fig.56. Place the pink "Petal" next to the first ones and, repeat the steps Fig.57a & Fig.57b. Fig.59 The side views of completed works of Fig.58.

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Fig.60 The completed works of Fig.58.

 

Repeat the process of Fig.58 and Fig.59, and, continue to add new pink "Petals" until the first layer of the "Flower" is completed.

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Fig.61, Fig.61a & Fig.61b show different views of the completed works for the first layer of "Flower".

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Fig.62 Pick up a new pink "Petal" and apply glue on the 4 sides as shown on Fig.27 to Fig.30. Place the pink "Petal" between the 2 pink "Petals" of the first layer. Push the pink "Petal" to the back and ensure that it is flatten. Fig.62a This is the view of completed work of Fig.62.

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Fig.63 Continue adding new pink "Petals" on top of the first layer until the second layer of the "Flower" is completed.

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Fig.64 & Fig.64a Continue adding new pink "Petals" on top of the second layer until the third layer of the "Flower" is completed.

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Fig.65 & Fig 65a Continue adding new pink "Petals" on top of the third layer until the forth layer of the "Flower" is completed.

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Fig.66 & Fig.66a Continue to add new pink "Petals" on top of the forth layer until the fifth layer of the "Flower" is completed.

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Fig.67 Continue to add new pink "Petals" on top of the fifth layer until the sixth layer of the "Flower" is completed.

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Fig.67a, Fig.67b & Fig.67c Different views of the completed "Lotus".