Thousands of bluebell flowers can change a grass field into a blue carpet in spring, letting us know that winter is truly over. Curl the four petals of the origami bluebell outward in the last step to make it more like the real bluebell flower.
You will need:
1 sheet of 6in (15cm) origami paper (if you are using coloring paper, color it in before you start folding)
Pencil or pen
Difficulty rating: ❋ ❋
1. With the coloured side down, fold the paper in half from side to side both ways, opening out each time, then turn it over and fold it in half from corner to corner both ways, again opening the paper out each time.
2. Lift up the paper and use the creases just made to form the sheet into a diamond shape.
3. With the open edges of the diamond away from you, place the paper back on the table and fold in the lower diagonal edges so that they meet along the central crease. Turn the paper over and then repeat.
4. Fold in the upper diagonal edges to make new creases, checking that they also meet along the central crease.
5. Lift the flaps just made and open them out, pressing the two sides flat and forming triangle shapes at the bottom. Turn the paper over and repeat.
6. Fold the uppermost sheets of both top diagonal edges so that they run down the central crease. Turn over and repeat.
7. Use a pencil or pen to curve the end points of the petals equally.
8. Gently use a finger to open out the shape of the flower.