Folding Diagrams for the Cherry Blossom
p. 1 of 4 (Steps 1-9)
Dedicated to Cherry Ogata.
The cherry blossom is a high-intermediate model that takes 20-40 minutes to make.
These diagrams show how to make a life-sized model.
For better results, start with a larger paper.
(A 6 inch square can be cut down to a pentagon with sides 3.6 inches long.
Diagrams for folding a pentagon are available here at FOLDS.NET)
The instructions should be easy to follow. If they give you any difficulty, please
let me know
This web version has 4 pages: Steps 1-9,
a regular pentagon
, green side up, petal (white) side down.
Collapse the model into a 5-sided analog of the
, green side out.
the two (upper-most) folded edges to the centerline.
the two (upper-most) cut edges to the centerline.
from point-to-point. The model will become three-dimensional.
, front and rear.
Repeat steps 2-8 on the other four sides.
(aka John Paulsen).
Your comments are welcomed.
Last updated July 23, 1999.