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How to Make an Easy Origami Teddy Bear

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami teddy bear. If you’re new to paper folding we suggest that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Teddy Bear Step 1

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

Teddy Bear Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 4

Step 4) Open up the paper completely.

Teddy Bear Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper over along the dotted line.

Teddy Bear Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper back out over to the left.

Teddy Bear Step 7

Step 7) Fold the right side of the paper over along the dotted line and then fold it back out like on the other side.

Teddy Bear Step 8

Step 8) Make a small fold on each side along the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 9

Step 9) Open up the paper along the dotted lines. Lift it up and push it flat. Look at the next diagram to see the final position of this fold.

Teddy Bear Step 10

Step 10) Fold the top of the top layer of paper down along the dotted line.

Teddy Bear Step 11

Step 11) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 12

Step 12) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.

Teddy Bear Step 13

Step 13) Fold the paper underneath along both the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 14

Step 14) Make two Pleat Folds to form the ears.

Teddy Bear Step 15

Step 15) Fold the paper in half a little bit to make the model a bit 3D.

Teddy Bear Step 16

The complete teddy bear

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How to Make a Very Easy Origami Tadpole

These instructions will show you how to make a very easy origami tadpole. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and bases.

Tadpole Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Tadpole Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Tadpole Step 3

Step 3) Open the paper over to the right.

Tadpole Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold the paper flat.

Tadpole Step 5

Step 5) Fold the lower part of the paper behind along the dotted line.

Tadpole Step 6

The complete tadpole

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How to Make an Easy Origami Table

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami table. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folding techniques and skills.

Table Step 1

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

Table Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Table Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre and then unfold it.

Table Step 4

Step 4) Open the paper out along the dotted lines.

Table Step 5

Step 5) Push the paper flat.

Table Step 6

Step 6) Open the top of the paper down along the dotted lines and Squash Fold it flat.

Table Step 7

Step 7) Open up each of the 4 corners and Squash Fold them flat into a shape like a Square Base.

Table Step 8

Step 8) Make a Petal Fold along the dotted lines.

Table Step 9

Step 9) Repeat on the other 3 sections.

Table Step 10

Step 10) Turn the paper over and fold the Petal Folds in half to form the legs.

Table Step 11

The complete table

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How to Make an Easy Origami Tyrannosaurus / T-Rex

These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami T-Rex or Tyrannosaurus. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

T-Rex Step 1

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

T-Rex Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper up along the dotted line to the centre.

T-Rex Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line. Note that the right side of the fold is halfway down the side of the paper.

T-Rex Step 4

Step 4) Fold the top and bottom in along the dotted lines.

T-Rex Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper down and behind along the dotted line.

T-Rex Step 6

Step 6) Rotate the paper about 45 degrees.

T-Rex Step 7

Step 7) Fold the side of the paper in along the dotted line.

T-Rex Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper behind along the dotted line.

The completed Tyrannosaurus / T-Rex

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How to Make an Easy Origami Swan

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami swan. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic skills and techniques.

Swan Step 1

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

Swan Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Swan Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top layers of paper out along the dotted lines.

Swan Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper in half bringing the bottom up and behind.

Swan Step 5

Step 5) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Swan Step 6

Step 6) Make another Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Swan Step 7

Step 7) Make a Crimp Fold on the head to form the beak and make another Crimp Fold on the back to form the tail.

Swan Step 8

The complete swan

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How to Make an Easy Origami Swallow

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami swallow. This model will require one little cut with scissors though. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you take a look at our Beginner’s Guide first. It’ll show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Swallow Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Swallow Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Swallow Step 3

Step 3) Open the paper over to the right.

Swallow Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold the paper flat.

Swallow Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Swallow Step 6

Step 6) Open the paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Swallow Step 7

Step 7) Fold both sides to the centre and then unfold them. Then fold the top down along the dotted line and unfold it.

Swallow Step 8

Step 8) Open up the top layer of paper along the crease at the top.

Swallow Step 9

Step 9) Push in both sides and flatten the paper into a Petal Fold.

Swallow Step 10

Step 10) Turn the paper over.

Swallow Step 11

Step 11) Repeat steps 7-9 on this side making another Petal Fold. The result is a Bird Base.

Swallow Step 12

Step 12) Fold both sides in to the centre and then repeat on the other side.

Swallow Step 13

Step 13) Fold the right flap of paper over to the left and repeat on the other side.

Swallow Step 14

Step 14) Make two Inside Reverse Folds along the dotted lines.

Swallow Step 15

Step 15) Fold the top flap of paper up along the dotted line.

Swallow Step 16

Step 16) Fold it back down along the dotted line.

Swallow Step 17

Step 17) Fold the paper back up along the dotted line.

Swallow Step 18

Step 18) Turn the paper over.

Swallow Step 19

Step 19) Make a small cut along the dotted line.

Swallow Step 20

Step 20) Fold both sides out along the dotted lines.

Swallow Step 21

The complete swallow

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How to Make an Easy Origami Star Box

These diagrams will show you how to make an easy origami star box. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Star Box Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Star Box Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Star Box Step 3

Step 3) Open the paper up over to the right.

Star Box Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold the flap flat.

Star Box Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Star Box Step 6

Step 6) Open the paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Star Box Step 7

Step 7) Fold both sides in to the centre and then repeat on the other side.

Star Box Step 8

Step 8) Rotate the paper 180 degrees.

Star Box Step 9

Step 9) Open up both flaps.

Star Box Step 10

Step 10) Squash Fold the flaps flat. Then repeat with the other two flaps on the other side.

Star Box Step 11

Step 11) Fold the sides in behind along the dotted lines and then repeat on the other side.

Star Box Step 12

Step 12) Fold the 4 triangle flaps down along the dotted line.

Star Box Step 13

Step 13) Open up the model and push in the bottom to give it a 3D shape.

Star Box Step 14

The complete star box

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How to Make an Easy Origami Squirrel

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami squirrel. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basics.

Squirrel Step 1

Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half both ways and then fold the bottom and top to the centre along the dotted lines.

Squirrel Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre and then unfold them.

Squirrel Step 3

Step 3) Fold all the corners down along the dotted lines.

Squirrel Step 4

Step 4) Open up each corner and Swivel Fold them flat.

Squirrel Step 5

Step 5) Push all the folds flat.

Squirrel Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper behind along the dotted lines.

Squirrel Step 7

Step 7) Fold the flaps out along the dotted lines.

Squirrel Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper in half bringing the bottom in behind.

Squirrel Step 9

Step 9) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Squirrel Step 10

Step 10) Rotate the model about 90 degrees.

Squirrel Step 11

Step 11) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Squirrel Step 12

Step 12) Make an Inside Reverse Fold on the front of the head.

Squirrel Step 13

Step 13) Fold the paper inside along the dotted line and repeat on the other side.

Squirrel Step 14

The complete squirrel

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How to Fold an Easy Origami Sparrow

These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami sparrow. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the paper folding basics.

Sparrow Step 1

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

Sparrow Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 4

Step 4) Open up the paper trapped inside on both sides.

Sparrow Step 5

Step 5) Push the paper flat into a Rabbit Ear Fold on the top and bottom. This will result in a Fish Base.

Sparrow Step 6

Step 6) Make a Pleat Fold along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 7

Step 7) Fold the two Rabbit Ear flaps over to the right.

Sparrow Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper out along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 9

Step 9) Make a Pleat Fold on the left and on the right.

Sparrow Step 10

Step 10) Fold the paper in half bringing the top part down and behind.

Sparrow Step 11

Step 11) Fold the beak down a little bit, then fold the bottom of the head underneath and repeat on the other side.

Sparrow Step 12

The complete sparrow

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How to Make an Easy Origami Sparrow

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami sparrow. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Sparrow Step 1

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

Sparrow Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in towards the centre along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 3

Step 3) Make a Pleat Fold at the top of the paper.

Sparrow Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper in half bringing the right side behind.

Sparrow Step 5

Step 5) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Sparrow Step 6

Step 6) Fold the top layer of paper underneath along the dotted line.

Sparrow Step 7

Step 7) Turn the paper over.

Sparrow Step 8

Step 8) Fold the top layer of paper underneath like on the other side.

Sparrow Step 9

Step 9) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Sparrow Step 10

Step 10) Fold the bottom of the paper behind the model.

The complete sparrow

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How to Make an Easy Origami Snake

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami snake. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a minute to review our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and bases.

Snake Step 1

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

Snake Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Snake Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Snake Step 4

Step 4) Open the paper back up completely.

Snake Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Snake Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Snake Step 7

Step 7) Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Snake Step 8

Step 8) Repeat steps 5-7 on the other side.

Snake Step 9

Step 9) Fold the paper in half bringing the top part down and behind.

Snake Step 10

The complete snake

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How to Make an Easy Origami Skull

These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami skull, a perfect model to fold for Halloween. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic folds.

Skull Step 1

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

Skull Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Skull Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top down along the dotted line.

Skull Step 4

Step 4) Make a Pleat Fold along the dotted lines.

Skull Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Skull Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper up along the dotted line. Take note that the fold is 1/5 of the distance from the top of that section to the bottom.

Skull Step 7

Step 7) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Skull Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Skull Step 9

Step 9) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Skull Step 10

The complete skull, feel free to draw in some eyes.

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