In the Buddhist religion, lotus flowers symbolize enlightenment.(1,2) They are often used in meditation, from the lotus pose(3) to the lotus sutra.(4) Check out the video below to learn how to create a beautiful origami lotus using modular origami, origami that is made up from multiple folded sections. These flowers can be used as electronic candle holders or just for decoration. Then, check out one of our books on origami to learn more about this craft. Just click on the book cover to go to our catalog, where you can place on hold, check out a digital copy on OverDrive or Libby, or just stop by one of our branches to pick up. If you'd like to expand your paper crafting skills, you can also try a class on CreativeBug.