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The lotus flower is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, with its unique shape and vibrant colours. It is often used in art, literature, and design due to its aesthetic appeal.
It also holds great cultural and spiritual significance in many cultures around the world.
Today, Learn how to make a stunning Paper Lotus Flower Craft with our Step by step tutorial and a Free Printable Template.
While most of the projects I create here are Easy Crafts for Preschoolers and kindergartners, this Paper Lotus Craft may be better suited for teens and adults. Whether you’re looking to decorate your home or simply looking for a fun and relaxing activity, paper lotus craft is a perfect choice.
How to Make a Paper Lotus Flower?
This Easy Lotus Craft allows for a lot of customization and creativity and can be a great way to unwind and relax after a long day.
While it’s possible to make a lotus flower without a template, utilizing our Printable Paper Lotus Flower Template can make the process more straightforward and yield perfect results.
The Lotus Template can be downloaded at the end of this post, allowing you to start crafting right away.
Things you will need to make this Lotus Flower
- Thick cardstock or Construction paper
- Glue gun or Paper glue stick
- Download my free template at the end of the Post.
Step 1: Create the Lotus Stigma
Begin by cutting a long strip of yellow paper that is approximately 1.5cm wide.
On one of the longer edges, create fringes at uniform intervals that are about half the width of the paper.
Next, tightly roll the paper strip from one end to the other, using hot glue to secure the bottom end and create the stigma, which is the centre part of the lotus.
Once the stigma is complete, gently spread out the fringes on the top of the paper to create a fluffy effect.
Step 2: Make the Inner Petals of the Lotus
To start, cut out six petals from pink paper using the Inner Petal template. For convenience in the next steps, cut them out as a single piece.
Place the template on the paper and trace the outline, then move it adjacent to the first tracing and trace it again. Repeat this process a few more times.
Cut out the traced petals. Now, overlap the cut at the bottom of one petal and Use a hot glue gun to stick the overlap. This will naturally create a cupped shape for the petal.
Continue sticking all the petals in a similar fashion. Once all the petals are glued, join the ends together to form a ring of petals.
Step 3: Make the Outer Petals of the Lotus
Following the Inner Petal, the next step is to create two layers of the outer petal. This will require 14 or 15 petals.
To begin, use the Outer Petal template to cut out the petals. Unlike the Inner petals where we cut them adjacently, for the outer petals we will cut them separately.
Once all the petals are cut out, create an overlap at the bottom and secure it with a hot glue gun, as we did for the inner petals. Prepare all the petals in this manner.
Step 4: Create the Flower Base and Pad
Next, we will cut the Circular Base of the Flower in pink and a Green Pad using the respective Templates. I used a Zig Zag scissor to create the beautiful effect of the Lotus Pad.
Step 5: Assemble the Lotus
With all the parts of the paper Lotus flower prepared, the final step is the easiest – sticking them together.
To assemble, use a hot glue gun. First, stick the outer petals around the outer edge of the circular pink base. Create another ring of outer petals, slightly offset from the first one.
Next, attach the ring of inner petals and then the stigma.
Finally, place the lotus on the pad to complete the project. The finished Paper Lotus flower is now ready to be used for decoration!
Make a few more paper lotuses which can be placed on a table or a shelf as a beautiful centrepiece. The intricate design of the lotus petals and the vibrant pink colour will add a touch of elegance to any room.
What Paper is best to make Lotus Paper Craft?
It is important to note that we created this Paper Lotus flower using cardstock, which has given it a sturdy look and ensured its durability. While it is possible to create this craft using construction paper, it may not hold up as well over time.
Therefore, I highly recommend that you use cardstock for this project to ensure the best results. Cardstock is a thicker and stronger material that will hold the shape of the petals and withstand wear and tear.
By using cardstock, your Paper Lotus flower will not only look beautiful but will also have a longer lifespan. It will be a cherished decorative piece that you can enjoy for years to come.
Easy Paper Crafts
With our Website full of Crafts for Kids, I have picked a few Paper Craft projects that may interest Teens and adults!
Check out the Handprint Paper flower with Petals made from Child’s Handprints. It can be a Fantastic Keepsake Craft!
This Paper Scarecrow craft might be perfect for decorating your indoor garden. It is easy with our Free printable template.
You might also like weaving Paper Crafts, which are suitable for kids as well as adults.
Learn Popular Flower Names
I designed a Flower Learning Pack for our daughter to teach her about the names of popular flowers using real pictures. This learning pack includes 40 flower cards, fact cards, and sorting labels to create the perfect flower unit study.
We love taking this learning pack with us when we visit botanical gardens or nature reserves. It allows our daughter to identify the flowers she sees and learn more about them as we explore.
This printable is Perfect to create a flower-themed unit study and to teach your children about the natural world in a hands-on way.
Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids
We have many easy crafts suitable for kids with Free Printable Templates. Check out our Collection of Easy Crafts for kids
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Download the Lotus Template
Just click on the button below to download the Free printable Lotus Template.