526: Sunflowers

Posted by wonko on April 10, 2016 in flower, geometry |

When asked by a friend (hey Trevor!) “can I make Sunflowers”, my answer initially was “dunno”, but let’s find out:526Sunflowers

I found a Youtube video by Ph2 with a flower base that was near identical to a number of other flower petal turnings I have done before. Squast then squash then squash and yo get 16 petals per flower – nice. Using a simpler form the sepal works. Having the basis for the fold I set about selecting paper and scale to make these things near actual size.

I had some Lokta paper, in yellow and chocolate, so laminated a smaller chocolate square to the centre of a 26cm square, waited until dry then began the paper coaxing.526SunflowersDev

I countered the negative curvature of the sepal with the positive curvature of the back of the flower with (shhhh) a little craft glue, made stems and fleshy leaves (as per roses), then inserted stems into convenient slots in the now affixed sepals and presto – sunflowers.

Lovely bright and cheery things, a welcome addition to counter darker times lately. I think I will regret giving these away but there you go.526SunflowersScale

It turns out that YES, you can make lovely sunflowers out of paper – who knew?

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