These instructions will teach you how to make a simple origami cactus. If you’re new to origami we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basic folds and techniques.

Cactus Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Cactus Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides to the centre line.

Cactus Step 3

Step 3) Fold the bottom sides of the paper to the centre line.

Cactus Step 4

Step 4) On the right side pull out the paper trapped underneath.

Cactus Step 5

Step 5) Flatten this flap into a Rabbit Ear Fold.

Cactus Step 6

Step 6) Fold the bottom flap of paper up and behind the model.

Cactus Step 7

Step 7) Fold the bottom triangle of paper up along the dotted line.

Cactus Step 8

Step 8) Turn the paper over.

Cactus Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top flap of paper down along the dotted line and fold the side in along the dotted line. This will be behind the cactus so it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Cactus Step 10

Step 10) Fold and unfold the bottom along the dotted line.

Cactus Step 11

Step 11) Fold the side of the paper in along the dotted line. Let the flap of paper behind out and to the side.

Cactus Step 12

Step 12) Fold the tips of the cactus in along the dotted lines.

Cactus Step 13

Step 13) Turn the paper over.

Cactus Step 14

The completed cactus

Were you able to fold this origami cactus? Let us know how you did in the comments!

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