How To Make A Four-Leaf Clover

Tyler W.

I am very sorry if this sounds discouraging, but the chances of you finding a lucky four-leaf clover today are about 1 in 10,000. Not very likely. But what if I told you that you could have a four-leaf clover whenever you want? Sounds cool, right? Let’s get started!



  • Four 6 in. x 6 in. (15cm. X 15cm.) square origami papers. (Choose green for best effect!)





  1. Lay your piece of paper down, color side down.
  2. Fold paper in half. Then unfold.
  3. Fold paper in half the other way. Then unfold again.
  4. You should see your paper folded into 4 equal squares. Fold the top edge over to the center crease.
  5. Flip it over and fold the top-right corner to meet the center line.
  6. Do the same with the top- left corner.
  7. Flip it over again and fold the top point down to meet the bottom edge of the paper.
  8. Flip it over yet again and pry the paper on the top-left. Then squash it so it looks like a triangle.
  9. Do the same on the top-right paper.
  10. Fold over the right side to meet the center line.
  11. Now do the same thing on the le- You know what? You know how that sentence ends.
  12. Now fold the top-left hand corner to make a triangular point as shown in the link below.
  13. Do the same for the other side.
  14. Now fold both triangular points down to meet the base of the triangle.
  15. Flip it over. You should get a heart shape. Now get your other three pieces of paper and repeat steps 1-14 with each. It’s okay. I’ll wait.
  16. Tuck the corners of your hearts into each other as shown on the link.


CONGRATULATIONS!  You are done! May the luck of the Irish follow you forever!


FUN FACT OF THE PASSAGE: The four-leaf clover is supposed to stand for faith, hope, love, and, of course, luck.


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There are pictures on the link to help you with steps 12, 16, and more steps you may need an example for.