Make a paper square. Start out with a square piece of paper, preferably thin or lightweight paper.
Fold diagonally in half. Fold the square diagonally in half to come up with a triangle.
Fold in half. Fold the resulting triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.
Fold in half again. Fold the resulting triangle again in the middle to come up with an even smaller triangle.
Rotate and fold. Rotate the triangle so that the longest side is positioned vertically and the solid corner (the corner corresponding to the paper's center) is at the bottom.
Bring the bottom short side towards the triangle's long side.
Cut above the straight edge. Cut above the horizontal straight edge.
Draw an arc and cut. Draw an arc starting from the top corner of the triangle's vertical side and ending about ½-inch from the bottom of the opposite side. This arc defines the shape of the flower petals. Cut along the arc.
Unfold the paper. Carefully unfold the paper to reveal an eight-petaled flower. Cut out a circle from paper, felt, craft foam, or fabric. Glue this at the center of the flower.
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