These instructions will show you how to fold a great looking origami blowfish. If you’re just starting out we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basic folds.

Blowfish Step 1

Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half diagonally both ways.

Blowfish Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top and bottom of the paper towards the centre along the dotted lines. Don’t fold it all the way to the centre.

Blowfish Step 3

Step 3) Fold the other side of the top and bottom of the paper towards the centre along the dotted lines.

Blowfish Step 4

Step 4) Pull out the paper from inside the model and flatten it into a Rabbit Ear Fold. Do this on both the top and bottom. You will end up with something that’s almost like a Fish Base.

Blowfish Step 5

Step 5) Fold the tips of the Rabbit Ear Folds back along the dotted lines.

Blowfish Step 6

Step 6) Turn the paper over.

Blowfish Step 7

Step 7) Fold the left and right sides of the paper towards the centre along the dotted lines.

Blowfish Step 8

Step 8) Fold the right side of the paper back out into a Pleat.

Blowfish Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top and bottom parts of the right side of the paper along the dotted lines and flatten the paper.

Blowfish Step 10

Step 10) Fold the entire model in half along the dotted line.

Blowfish Step 11

Step 11) Fold the edge of the paper inside the model and repeat on the other side.

Blowfish Step 12

The completed blowfish

What did you think about this origami blowfish? Let us know in the comments and if you need help with any of these steps don’t hesitate to ask!