Fold in half diagonally to make a triangle, unfold and repeat in the opposite direction. Unfold.
Then repeat this process one more time-- fold all four corners to the center and crease.
Try to fold an even amount on each corner.
Make sure to hold the flower from both sides so it doesn't rip while pulling. Repeat for the other three petals, then peel back the next layer of exposed petals in the same manner.
Pierce the LED legs through the center of the flower.
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To make the lotus light up on a clear "pond" as described in an upcoming page, pull the LED legs apart. Use pliers to give the LED legs a gentle curve for better contact with the ITO.