Toilet Paper Leaf

Toilet Paper Leaf

toilet paper origami
Learn to make this elegant origami toilet paper leaf pattern. It is surprisingly easy to make and can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes. All you need to know is how to pleat (also called accordion fold, or a fan fold) the toilet paper evenly so the leaf turns out symmetrical. Don’t be afraid to give it a try.






Instructions for Toilet Paper Leaf

toilet paper origami

Step 1:

Valley fold the toilet paper along the diagonal. In this example, the toilet paper is folded up towards the right and the resulting leaf will be on the left. You can fold it the other direction if you so desire.

toilet paper origami

Step 2:

Fold the toilet paper back down and towards the left as shown. The size of the fold can vary, but once you’ve decided on the size of the first fold, the subsequent folds should be the same size. In this example, the fold was about 1/2 inch wide (1.5 cm).

toilet paper origami

Step 3:

Valley fold the paper back up again.

toilet paper origami

Pleat the paper back and forth repeatedly. Be sure to align the folds so they are nicely stacked.

toilet paper origami

Keep going…

toilet paper origami

until all of the toilet paper has been folded on the stack of pleats.

toilet paper origami

Step 4:

Mountain fold (fold behind and under) the toilet paper so the green dots are aligned.

toilet paper leaf

Step 5:

Rotate the stack of folded toilet paper so it is perpendicular to the toilet roll and you can see all the folded layers.

toilet paper leaf

Step 6:

Pinch the top-corner of the stack of toilet paper and then flare open the layers of toilet paper. It will start to look like a leaf.

toilet paper leaf

Step 7:

Roll back the toilet paper so the leaf is nicely centered.

toilet paper leaf

Step 8:

Center the leaf and you’re done!

Did you ever imagine that a roll of toilet paper could be so pretty?