How to Make an Origami Four Leaf Clover?

Four-leaf clover is not often found in nature. Apparently, for this reason, it is considered a sign of good luck. In this lesson, you will learn how to make a paper four-leaf clover using the origami technique. It makes a fun St. Patrick’s Day ornament.

Paper Four Leaf Clover

Four leaf clover origami

Total Time: 25 minutes

Step 1: Prepare a green paper

Square of Green Paper

Your clover leaf will have four identical pieces. You will need 4 squares of green paper with a side of 9 cm (3.54 inches).

Step 2: Fold the square in two directions

Square with Bends

Mark the cross creases on the square.

Step 3: Connect one edge to the center strip

The Folded Side of the Square

Fold one edge to the center line of the square.

Step 4: Create two corners

Inverted Blank

Turn the blank over and fold the corners.

Step 5: Turn your craft over again

Curved Angle to the Side

The resulting corner must be folded upwards.

Step 6: Straighten and fold

The Straightened Blank

Begin spreading the edge on the back of the blank. Fold up first, forming triangles on the inside.

Step 7: Work with small angles

Folded Upper Corners

Fold down the small corners on the sides. Then fold down the upper corners slightly.

Step 8: Use the glue

Paper Clover on the Back

Fold the sides and glue them together to form the first piece.

Step 9: Flip your craft

Paper Leaf Clover

This is the first blank for the future cloverleaf.

Step 10: Make four clover leaves

Four Paper Leaves of Clover

Make 3 such details according to the principle described above.

Step 11: Use the glue

Two Glued Clover Leaves

Join the leaves together. To do this, insert the edge of one piece into the other. Use glue to make the connection.

Step 12: Glue all the leaves together

Four Glued Clover Leaves

Fasten all four blanks.

Step 13: Use a new sheet of paper

A Rectangle of Green Paper

Cut out a rectangle of green paper to make a stem for a leaf.

Step 14: Make a stem

Paper Stalk

Twist the rectangle into a thin tube, starting at the corner. Fasten the edge at the end with glue.

Step 15: Connect the pieces

Four Leaf Clover from Paper

Glue the stem to the main body. You should end up with a paper clover leaf similar to the one in the photo.


  • green paper;


  • pencil;
  • ruler;
  • glue;
  • scissors.

Materials and Tools for Paper Clover
Materials and tools

This craft can be used as a cute good luck charm, a bookmark, or just for decoration.