These lotus flowers are perfect for livening up home decor. Use our step-by-step instructions to craft one from three sheets of colored paper, a few bits of yarn, and a rubber band -- in about 10 minutes.
These instructions are for a single paper lotus measuring 5 inches in diameter and 2 inches high. Select papers in three colors, one each for the leaves, outer petals, and inner petals (we used green, blue, and pink, respectively). From each color of paper, cut four 2-1/2 X 5-inch strips. (You can make your flower larger by cutting larger strips; just make them twice as long as they are wide.)