As I'm sure you'll see by reading more of my blog (or check my other blog to find bits and pieces of information scattered about), one of my non-sport interests (besides teaching math) is origami. I happen to use origami in the classroom occasionally (especially during our math colloquiums) but that's not the point of this post.
Instead, I'd like to highlight one of the more famous "modern" models in orgami, Kawasaki's Rose. According to Kawasaki's book Roses, Origami, & Math, the rose is an extremely challenging model to fold. Since my wife asked me to fold three flowers to send to a friend in the Navy who lost a family member recently (real flowers wouldn't ship overseas nicely), I decided to do the next best thing as compared to the rose, I folded three of Kawasaki's Rose Buds.
The rose bud model is almost the same as the rose model - and as you can hopefully see via the instructions and photos below, the end result is still quite beautiful.
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