These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami camel. This model begins with a traditional Bird Base. If you’re just starting out we recommend that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide to learn all the basic folds first.

Camel Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Camel Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Camel Step 3

Step 3) Open the top flap of paper over to the right.

Camel Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold this flap down.

Camel Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Camel Step 6

Step 6) Open the top flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it down.

Camel Step 7

Step 7) Fold and Unfold the sides and the top along the dotted lines. You’ll use these creases in the next step.

Camel Step 8

Step 8) Open up the top layer of paper and fold it up using the crease from the previous step.

Camel Step 9

Step 9) Fold in both sides along the existing creases making a Petal Fold.

Camel Step 10

Step 10) Turn the paper over.

Camel Step 11

Step 11) Repeat steps 7-9 on this side.

Camel Step 12

Step 12) Fold both sides to the centre along the dotted lines. Then repeat on the other side.

Camel Step 13

Step 13) Inside Reverse Fold up both sides of the paper just like in a paper crane.

Camel Step 14

Step 14) Reverse Fold the back part down to make the back legs.

Camel Step 15

Step 15) Fold the top flap of paper down and repeat on the other side to make the front legs.

Camel Step 16

Step 16) Reverse Fold the tip down to make the head.

Camel Step 17

Step 17) Inside Reverse Fold the tip of the head.

Camel Step 18

Step 18) Fold the back of the leg inside the model along the dotted line. Repeat on the other side.

The completed camel

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