Folding Origami

How to Fold an Easy Origami Angelfish

These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami angelfish. This model starts with a Water Bomb Base. If you find any of these instructions hard to follow we suggest you check our our Beginner’s Guide first to learn the basics.

Angelfish Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half both ways and then leave it folded in half.

Angelfish Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Angelfish Step 3

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

Angelfish Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold this flap of paper flat.

Angelfish Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Angelfish Step 6

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

Angelfish Step 7

Step 7) Rotate the paper 90 degrees.

Angelfish Step 8

Step 8) Fold the top flap of the paper down along the dotted line.

Angelfish Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top flap of paper at the bottom up along the dotted line.

Angelfish Step 10

Step 10) Turn the paper over.

Angelfish Step 11

The completed origami angelfish

How did you do? If you have any questions about any of the steps feel free to ask in the comments.


Folding Origami

How to Fold an Easy Origami Crab

These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami crab. If you find any of these steps difficult take a moment to check out our Beginner’s Guide to learn all the basic folds and techniques.

Begin with a square sheet of paper with the white side facing up.

Crab Step 1

Fold and unfold the paper in half both vertically and horizontally.

Crab Step 2

Fold both sides of the paper to the centre along the vertical dotted lines.

Crab Step 3

Fold the top and bottom of the paper to the centre along the dotted lines and then unfold.

Crab Step 4

Fold the top layer of paper out along the dotted lines, fold the top down along the existing crease and flatten everything.

Crab Step 5

Fold the top layer of paper out along the dotted lines, fold the bottom up along the existing crease and flatten everything just like the previous step.

Crab Step 6

Fold the top right and left flaps up along the dotted line.

Crab Step 7

Fold the right and left flaps of paper on the bottom up along the dotted lines.

Crab Step 8

Fold these flaps of paper back down along the dotted lines.

Crab Step 9

Fold the bottom part of the paper up along the dotted line.

Crab Step 10

Turn the paper over.

The completed origami crab

The completed origami crab.

How did you do? Post a photo of your crab in the comments. If you had any trouble with any of the steps feel free to ask for help in the comments as well.


Folding Origami

How to Fold an Easy Origami Pigeon

These diagrams will show you how to fold a simple origami pigeon. If you’re unfamiliar with any of the techniques or folds in these instructions take a moment to review our Beginners Guide first.

Begin with a square sheet of paper rotated 45 degrees with the white site facing up.

Pigeon Step 1

Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Pigeon Step 2

Fold the paper in half the other way.

Pigeon Step 3

Fold both layers of paper to the right along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 4

Fold the top layer of paper to the left along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 5

Fold the model in half down along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 6

Fold the top flap of paper up along the dotted line and then repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Step 7

Fold the paper along the dotted line and then unfold it.

Pigeon Step 8

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

The Completed Origami Pigeon

The completed Pigeon.

How does your pigeon look? Post a photo of it in the comments!