These diagrams will show you how to make an easy origami cat. If this is your first time folding something we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basic folds and techniques.

Cat Step 1

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

Cat Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top and bottom corners to the centre.

Cat Step 3

Step 3) Fold the paper to the centre again along the dotted lines.

Cat Step 4

Step 4) Unfold the previous two folds.

Cat Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper in half.

Cat Step 6

Step 6) Fold the flap of paper over to the left, open it up and Squash Fold it down.

Cat Step 7

Step 7) Fold and unfold the sides in and top down along the dotted lines.

Cat Step 8

Step 8) Make a Petal Fold using the creases from the previous step.

Cat Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top flap of paper down along the dotted line.

Cat Step 10

Step 10) Make two Pleat Folds on the corners to form the ears.

Cat Step 11

Step 11) Make another Pleat Fold to form the mouth.

Cat Step 12

Step 12) Fold and unfold the left side of the model down along the dotted line.

Cat Step 13

Step 13) Make an Inside Reverse Fold using the crease from the previous step.

Cat Step 14

Step 14) Make another Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line to form the tail.

Cat Step 15

Step 15) Fold the left side of the model behind along the dotted line.

Cat Step 16

The completed paper cat

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