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Origami 3 Leaf Clover or Origami Shamrock

Did you know that the shamrock is a 3 leaf clover and is a symbol of Ireland? So show your Irish spirit by folding this origami 3 leaf clover!


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Origami Clover Step 1: Follow steps 1-21 of the Four Leaf Clover origami. Make three of these.




Origami Clover Step 2: Tuck one clover into another:




Origami Clover Step 3: Tuck the other clover and you should have the following:



Origami Clover Step 4: FLIP the paper over. Now we will make 2 folds on the dash lines shown below.






Origami Clover Step 5: Flip entire thing over. This is the clover "leaf".



Origami Clover Step 6: Now we work on the stem. Start with a piece of square origami paper color side down.




Origami Clover Step 7: Make a fold on the vertical diagonal. Crease well and unfold.




Origami Clover Step 8: Fold both sides to meet the center crease.




Origami Clover Step 9: Now fold the top right to meet the center crease like so:




Origami Clover Step 10: Fold the top left to meet the center crease.



Origami Clover Step 11: Fold entire thing in half, bring the right to left.




Origami Clover Step 12: Now fold in half on the dash line as shown.





Origami Clover Step 13: Fit the stem to the 3 leaf clover and you have a 3 leaf origami clover or and origami shamrock perfect for St Patrick's Day!



Alternatively, with the help of double-sided tape, you could separate the "leaves" to make the origami clover look like this:


The picture below is an Irish clover or shamrock. What do you think? The origami clover looks pretty close to the real thing, right?





From reader in Renton "Origami Saint Paddy's Day Shamrock. Very fun project, thank you!"




From Samantha in Saratoga Springs " It's the 3-leaf clover/Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day. C:"




From Stephanie in Calgary:



From reader in Toronto " Origami three-leaf clover, in the colours of the Irish flag :) "




From reader in Bandung " This 3 leaves origami clover is really good. i like it."



From Marty in Hastings:




From Wendy in Navarre " I made the Origami 3 leaf clover, and i attached it to a headband with some crafting wire that i taped to the back of the Clover! "




From Nat in Singapore " simple origami - 3-leaf clover (shamrock) "




From Azizul in Palembang:



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