Origami Maple Leaf: Step by Step Instruction

Origami Maple Leaf

Here, I offer you a step by step instruction of the simplest way to make an origami maple leaf. Don’t be scared that it includes numerous details; anyway, the process is not difficult at all, unlike the options to make a leaf of a single sheet of paper.

You Will Need

  • Colored paper of a color suitable for maple leaves. Also, your choice may depend on which leaf you need. If it’s an autumn leaf, then it can be yellow, red, and orange. In spring-summer version it is green.
  • A ruler, scissors, a writing pencil, a glue stick.

Origami Maple Leaf

Origami Maple Leaf Step by Step

Preparing the parts

The leaf consists of 10 square parts. Therefore, measure off and cut 10 squares out of the colored paper. 9 are for the leaf and 1 for the stalk. They can be of any size. My red is quite large; the squares sides are 8 cm long. The smaller leaves have sides of 5 cm long.

Origami Maple Leaf

Place one square in front of you.

Origami Maple Leaf

Fold it in half by connecting the opposite corners. You should get a triangle. Press the folded side thoroughly.

Origami Maple Leaf

Unfold the triangle; a dotted line in the photo indicates the fold line.

Origami Maple Leaf

First, fold one side of the square, aligning it along the fold line.

Origami Maple Leaf

Then, repeat it with the second side. You should get this kind of a part.

Origami Maple Leaf

For a maple leaf, you will need 3 similar parts and 6 more complex ones.

Origami Maple Leaf

Let’s proceed to a more complex part. You should start with repeating all the actions, as with the previous three details. We’ll work on one of the squares.

Origami Maple Leaf

Fold it in half, indicating the fold line, which will be used to align the sides.

Origami Maple Leaf

Fold both sides towards the middle.

Origami Maple Leaf

Then, turn the part around and fold one side in the similar way, aligning it with the center.

maple leaf of paper

And then, the second one.

maple leaf of paper

We will need 6 such parts.

maple leaf of paper

Thus, we now have 3 simple parts with two edges folded on one side and 6 more complex ones with both sides and 4 edges folded.

maple leaf of paper

Assembling an Origami Maple Leaf

Now, let’s get down to assembly. At this stage, the leaf will consist of 3 parts. Each of them will consist of 3 folded parts.
Take 1 simple part and two complex ones.

maple leaf of paper

Connect two complex parts in the sides area. Apply glue as shown in the photo. Pay attention to the fact that these parts are not glued together yet; they will be connected by the third simple part.

maple leaf of paper

Glue it atop.

maple leaf of paper

Make 3 of such leaf parts. The photo shows as they look like from the reverse and from the front sides.

Origami Maple Leaf

Then, you need to glue together these 3 parts; however, they should be a little overlapping. Study the photo carefully – every subsequent part is glued to the previous one, aligning along the fold area of ​​the part.

Origami Maple Leaf

Glue the third part in the similar way, making it to overlap the second part.

Origami Maple Leaf

The maple leaf is almost complete, but we still need to make a stalk for it.
To make it, take the remaining colored paper square and apply glue to its half.

Origami Maple Leaf

Glue it to the back of the leaf, creating even a stronger connection between all 3 parts.

Origami Maple Leaf

It will look like this from the reverse.

Origami Maple Leaf

Cut the triangle you see, but not to the very end of it. You should leave an area of ​​about 7 mm between the side cuts. It will make up a stalk.

Origami Maple Leaf

Fold the future stalk in one direction.

Origami Maple Leaf

Then, in the other one.

Origami Maple Leaf

Cut off the excessing paper and glue together the splitting parts of the stalk.

Origami Maple Leaf

That’s it, the origami maple leaf is complete.

Origami Maple Leaf

It looks great when made in different colors.

Origami Maple Leaf

It looks interesting with eyes.

Origami Maple Leaf

You can also make a Accordion Paper Leaves.

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