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Whenever I think of Christmas in Hawaii, I immediately start thinking of poinsettia flowers.

In Hawaii, you’ll see them decorating Christmas trees, on beautiful Hawaiian Christmas wreaths, in hotel lobbies, as well as decorating any Hawaiian Christmas event.

Because poinsettias bring me so much joy, I’ve been posting a lot of paper poinsettia crafts on this site. I’ve got a paper poinsettia tutorial as well as instructions for making a paper poinsettia wreath.

But, as I started looking on Pinterest for more Hawaiian Christmas decoration ideas, I stumbled on a few origami Christmas decorations.

That’s when it hit me: we could make poinsettia origami Christmas tree decorations! And they would even make adorable origami Christmas ornaments!

Plus, you could easily make a bunch of these paper poinsettia flowers and create a poinsettia origami Christmas wreath!

So many possibilities, which is what I look for when working on a Hawaiian craft!

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How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids

How to Make Hawaiian Origami Poinsettia Flowers

Origami Poinsettia Supplies:

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Craft glue
  3. Scissors
  4. Gold embellishment

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Origami Craft

Step 1:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of 4 pieces of red paper

Select green and red colored craft papers for the origami poinsettia craft. Cut out 4 pieces of rectangle papers (ration 2 inches x 3 inches) from the red colored paper. 

Step 2:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a red paper folded in half

Take any one of the red rectangle cutouts and fold it into half to create a crease. Unfold before going to the next step.

Step 3:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a piece of red paper folded with a triangle on top

Fold any one of the corners diagonally and bring it to the middle crease. Similarly fold in the other corner to the middle crease.

Step 4:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a paper rectangle with all corners folded into center

Similarly, fold the 2 opposite corners diagonally towards the middle crease.

Step 5: 

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a red paper folded

Fold any one of the longer sides (Considering the middle crease as a divider) into half, aligning it with the middle crease line.

Step 6:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a red paper with all corners and sides folded into center

Similarly, fold in the other side along the middle crease. 

Step 7:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a folded red piece of paper

Now fold the current piece into half (lengthwise), keeping the plain side inside the fold. 

Step 8:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a folded red paper

Fold the current piece into half again (width wise). 

Step 9:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of 4 folded pieces of red paper

Similarly, prepare the 3 other rectangle red papers. 

Step 10:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of 4 pieces of folded paper

Apply glue on the outer side of the folded papers. 

Step 11:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of folded red paper that is glued together

Join the folded papers side by side.

Step 12:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of folded red paper that is glued together

Join all 4 papers together. Apply glue on the first or last paper now. 

Step 13:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of a paper poinsettia flower

Join the first and last folded paper to form the flower pattern. Apply glue to join the 2 parts of the same folded paper to give the origami flower a nice pattern. 

Step 14:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: Image of an origami green leaf

Use a green craft paper to craft the leaf using the same technique. 

Step 15:

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Add gold embellishments into the center. Voila! Your paper poinsettia flower is complete!

To turn it into a paper poinsettia ornament, simply glue a ribbon loop and hang it on your tree.

Loving this origami poinsettia tutorial and looking for more paper poinsettia crafts? Find out how to make paper poinsettias and how to make a paper poinsettia wreath!
Yield: 1 flower

Origami Poinsettia Flower Tutorial

How to make a paper poinsettia origami craft

Discover how to make an origami poinsettia flower out of paper. It's a super cute Christmas craft idea and makes for budget-friendly poinsettia Christmas decorations.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Gold embellishment

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Select green and red colored craft papers for the origami poinsettia
    craft. Cut out 4 pieces of rectangle papers (ration 2 inches x 3 inches) from the red colored paper.
  2. Take any one of the red rectangle cutouts and fold it into half to create a crease. Unfold before going to the next step.
  3. Fold any one of the corners diagonally and bring it to the middle
    crease. Similarly fold in the other corner to the middle crease.
  4. Similarly, fold the 2 opposite corners diagonally towards the middle crease.
  5. Fold any one of the longer sides (Considering the middle crease as a
    divider) into half, aligning it with the middle crease line.
  6. Similarly, fold in the other side along the middle crease. 
  7. Now fold the current piece into half (lengthwise), keeping the plain side inside the fold.
  8. Fold the current piece into half again (width wise). 
  9. Similarly, prepare the 3 other rectangle red papers. 
  10. Apply glue on the outer side of the folded papers. 
  11. Join the folded papers side by side.
  12. Join all 4 papers together. Apply glue on the first or last paper now
  13. Join the first and last folded paper to form the flower pattern. Apply
    glue to join the 2 parts of the same folded paper to give the origami
    flower a nice pattern. 
  14. Use a green craft paper to craft the leaf using the same technique. 
  15. Add gold embellishments into the center. Voila! Your paper poinsettia flower is complete!

Notes

To turn it into a paper poinsettia ornament, simply glue a ribbon loop and hang it on your tree.

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