These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami beetle. If you’re just starting out we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basic folds.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.
Step 2) Fold both sides of the paper to the centre along the dotted lines.
Step 3) Fold the two sides at the bottom of the paper to the centre along the dotted line.
Step 4) Pull out the paper underneath.
Step 5) Flatten the paper on both sides into a Fish Base. There should be a Rabbit Ear Fold on each side.
Step 6) Fold the top part of the paper down and behind the model.
Step 7) Fold both sides at the top to the centre along the dotted lines.
Step 8) Make a Pleat along the dotted lines. Take a look at the next step to see exactly how the folds look.
Step 9) Make a Pleat along the dotted lines. Look at the next step to see how the final folds look.
Step 10) Fold the two flaps of paper at the top out to the sides along the dotted lines.
Step 11) Fold the points of the paper up along the dotted lines on each side.
Step 12) Fold both sides in and the bottom up along the dotted lines.
Step 13) Turn the paper over.
The complete origami beetle
What do you think about this beetle? Were you able to fold it? Let us know in the comments!