The origami lotus is yet another traditional, modular model and one that I had tried out recently. The assembly for the lotus is different from what I had done till date.
After folding the individual modules (there are a total of 8 modules for the flower and 4 for the leaves), we assemble the modules in sets of 3 (2 flower modules and 1 leaf module) and tie them together. Once everything is held tight in place, then we start forming the petals and leaves.
The beauty of the flower lies in the way the petals are shaped. The inner petals can be closed into the centre to give the appearance of a flower just starting to bloom. I think mine has the look of a fully opened flower.
Altogether, an interesting and ingenious model to fold
Difficulty Level: Low Intermediate
Paper Ratio: Rectangle
Paper Size: 5.5 inches by 3.5 inches
Model Size: ~ 4 inches in diameter