Origami Shamrock (Four Leaf Clover)

Shamrock (Four Leaf Clover)
Shamrock (Four Leaf Clover)

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you!!

Slightly late for this post, I agree, but juggling work, cooking and other chores kept me from an ‘early bird’ post today.

This origami design of a Shamrock is by Gerwin Strum and is inspired by Jassu’s Maple Leaf design. The model is an intermediate one… but easy to follow. The overall result is pretty neat and looks good.

What you need:
You need an 8” or larger square sheet of green origami paper. You can also use an A4 sized paper cut into a square.

How to fold this model:
Well, I found this model of an origami shamrock online and it is really easy to follow. I took around 15 minutes to fold it in all. I used an A4 sized green colored paper (colored on both sides) which I cut down to a square. You can find the instructions in the form of a PDF file here – How to fold an Origami Shamrock (Four Leaf Clover). I hope you find it really helpful and easy to follow.

Origami Rose (Design by Toshikazu Kawasaki)

Rose (Design by Toshikazu Kawasaki)
Rose (Design by Toshikazu Kawasaki)

This is a real pretty design of a Rose and doesn’t look complex as it looks. I would rate it as lower Intermediate and origamists who have some experience with different folds such as ‘sinks’, etc will be able to fold this quite easily.

What you need:
The paper I have used is 6” single sided, solid colored origami paper. You can also use pretty wrapping paper or any other paper cut down to an appropriate size.

You might also consider a larger sized paper, say 8” or so, as this would give more “bulk’ to the rose petals; therefore making the rose as a fully bloomed flower.

Avoid using thick paper as this will make it difficult to fold and cause the paper to break / tear.

You can use both single sided colored paper, as well as double sided colored paper. Either way, only one side of the paper is actually shown on the outside, and this is what matters the most.

How to fold the ‘Kawasaki’ Rose:
I found this very helpful video on YouTube.com, which explains in detail the various creases, involved. It is however, divided into 3 parts, and of 2 minutes each!

Part 1:Origami Kawasaki Rose (1)
Part 2: Origami Kawasaki Rose (2)
Part 3: Origami Kawasaki Rose (3)