Prehistoric Paper Folding

These 27 Prehistoric Origami Models are Dino-mite!

Paper dinosaurs are always awesome and the dinosaur designs out there are pretty incredible! In this post we're going to take another look at some more incredible paper dinosaurs.

We'll start things off with this expertly folded Styracosaurs folded from a 35cm x 35cm square of paper. Philippe Landrein (the folder) definitely recommends bigger paper if you're going to try to fold this yourself though.

Styracosaurs
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/9577648134/

Styracosaurs, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

I love how there's a tessellation pattern used to create the armour on the back of this Ankylosaurus.

Ankylosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipcurl/14305162620/

Ankylosaurus, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Phillip Curl

Instructions not available

 

Tran Trung Hieu is definitely one of my favourite dinosaur designers. Here's an awesome up-close view of his Bambiraptor. I really love those claws.

Bambiraptor
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/31504080511/

Bambiraptor, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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I really like Satoshi Kamiya's Coelophysis design. It's not too hard to fold, I've actually folded it myself before. A cool part of this design is you can fold the mouth open or closed and you can see both versions here.

Coelophysis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100933@N05/14735215972/

Coelophysis, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Maxi Purewal

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here's an absolutely fantastic T-Rex design by J.W. Park. Everything here looks exactly like a T-Rex would look like in real life, the shaping and everything is fantastic.

T-Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/32401650655/

Tyrannosaurus 1.5, Designed and Folded by J.W. Park

Instructions not available

 

This next dinosaur is really cool. This is a Therizinosaurus cheloniformis and I'm very glad Kunsulu included a picture of how the actual dinosaur probably looked. As you can see there's a two coloured pattern on the actual dinosaur which is expertly reflected in the origami version with a colour change.

Therizinosaurus cheloniformis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/31624881543/

Therizinosaurus cheloniformis, Desigmed and Folded by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva

Instructions not available

 

This Brachiosaurus isn't super complex but it's full of character and has an awesome 3D shape.

Brachiosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/143234267@N08/28637937134/

Brachiosaurus, Designed and Folded by Jaeil Jeong

Instructions not available

 

Here's an awesome Pterodactyl photographed at a convention from an awesome angle in a very dynamic looking pose.

Pterodactyl
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/40889074@N07/15036433228/

Geosternbergia, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Hung Cuong (Photo by Willie G. Crespo)

Crease pattern available in the 2011 JOAS Special Issue

 

Fumiaki Kawahata designed this fantastic Stegosaurus which is folded out of a single square sheet of paper. The paper used here looks awesome, it's from Italy and is specially designed for folding dinosaurs and reptiles.

Stegosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/32739750044/

Stegosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Lee Boyeon

Diagrams available in the 21st Tanteidan Convention Book

 

Here's another amazing model by Tran Trung Hieu.

Velociraptor mongoliensis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/34109337976/

Velociraptor mongoliensis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's another fantastic design that's not too complex but again is full of character.

Triceratops
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/33698934563/

Triceratops, Designed by Kaede Nakamura and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Crease pattern available from Kaede Nakamura's Flickr

 

A lot of people have folded Satoshi Kamiya's Spinosaurus and here's an awesome looking one folded out of handmade paper. Again I really like how the claws on the hands and feet look.

Spinosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55093505@N08/34868887535/

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Carla Godoy

Diagrams available in the 17th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Here's an awesome and quite ferocious looking Deinonychus.

Deinonychus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/9576305729/

Deinonychus, Designed by Hyeuk-Kyun Roh and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Instructions available in the 2006 Korean Convention book

 

Shuki Kato designed one of the best Brachiosaurus designs I've ever seen. It's also one of the more famous origami dinosaurs out there.

Brachiosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/17109573250/

Brachiosaurus, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

Shuki Kato also designed another one of my favourite dinosaur models, this Gigantosaurus. The best part of this model is all the individually folded teeth and that tongue.

Gigantosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/35626393353/

Gigantosaurus, Desgined and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

This probably technically isn't a dinosaur but it is prehistoric and it is awesome. It's not super complex but I'm still quite impressed how it's just one sheet of paper with that very long thin neck.

Elasmosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/36534008142/

Elasmosaurus, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

Here's another absolutely fantastic design from Shuki Kato expertly folded by Ji Woo Han. I especially love the face here and that crest on the head. This took 5 hours to fold from a single square sheet of paper.

Parasaurolophus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/39029144791/

Parasaurolophus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

Here's another incredible T-Rex design and the photo angle here makes it look especially awesome.

T-Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/40058030864/

T-Rex , Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Ivan Danny

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here's a cute little raptor couple with their nest.

Raptor Couple
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/40119100121/

New Generation, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's another awesome prehistoric creature photographed at a convention. I always love models like this that have individually folded teeth. Especially when the whole thing is folded from a single square sheet of paper.

Mosasaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/23141450652/

Mosasaurus, Designed and Folded by Tovi Wen (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available

 

This is Satoshi Kamiya's T-Rex again but this time it's folded by a different artist and it's in a different pose which makes it look completely different.

T-Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/8375572891/

T-Rex, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Next is probably the longest model I've ever seen and I'm quite impressed you can fold such a long neck and tail from one sheet of paper.

Barosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100933@N05/36209400114/

Barosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Maxi Purewal

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is definitely some of the most beautiful looking origami paper I've ever seen! The model looks fantastic too.

Guanlong wucaii v1.2
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/31247542162/

Guanlong wucaii, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's another fantastic looking Stegosaurus photographed at a convention. I'm super impressed how all the spikes along the back are folded from a single sheet of paper. It looks to me like most of those spikes are made with Petal Folds.

Stegosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/33031164541/

Stegosaurus, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available (unless you can make out the crease pattern in the photo here)

 

I love the round 3-dimensional back on this model.

Diplodicus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56723190@N02/39582273381/

Diplodocus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Andrés

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

Our final model for this post is this incredible and somewhat terrifying looking Indominus Rex. There are so many details here with all the little spikes, claws and teeth.

If you're up for it Mariano Zavala B. made a fantastic 4-hour long video tutorial showing how to fold this thing. The model below though is modified a bit from the original design.

Indominous Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/38778567812/

Indominous Rex, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Mariano Zavala B.'s YouTube channel

 

What do you think about all of these origami dinosaurs? Tell us which one was your favourite in the comments!


T-Rex Skeleton

Mind-Blowing Dinosaur Skeletons Folded Out of Paper

This post was originally made back on April 7, 2016. Since then I've found a ton of other amazing dinosaur skeleton models. It's not quite enough for a new post so I've gone back to this one and added in another bunch of incredible photos.

The original post is below with the new models mixed in so enjoy!

I've been wanting to make a post about origami dinosaur skeletons for a while because these models are absolutely amazing.

Almost all of these models except for one which I'll mention later are folded from multiple sheets of paper but that doesn't make them any less amazing.

We'll start off with some Tyrannosaurus Rex models because you can't make a post about dinosaurs without T-Rexs.

With this model Mariano Zavala B. took Issei Yoshino's T-Rex design and modified it to make it look much more ferocious and awesome.

T-Rex Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/19984473102/

T-Rex, Designed by Issei Yoshino, Modified and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

 

Mariano Zavala B. photoshopped his T-Rex skeleton into the Jurassic World logo which is pretty cute and an awesome idea.

Jurassic World Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/27033080339/

Jurassic World, by Mariano Zavala B.

 

Here's Issei Yoshino's T-Rex again but this time it's not modified and folded by Matthieu Georger. The original design uses 21 sheets of paper to fold the various parts of the skeleton and then lock them all together.

T-Rex Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemattchh/9853632703/

T-Rex, Designed by Issei Yoshino and folded by Matthieu Georger

Diagrams available in Origami Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Here's an excellent photo of the original T-Rex model folded by Al3bbasi on a dark background so you can see the details well.

Original T-Rex Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/al3bbasi/4674602884/

T-Rex, Designed by Issei Yoshino and folded by Al3bbasi

Diagrams available in Origami Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex

 

Here's the T-Rex model again folded by Gonzalo but modified slightly to have more teeth. I quite like how it looks with that newspaper or whatever paper is being used here.

T-Rex Skeleton Modified Slightly
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/15716921098/

T-Rex, Designed by Issei Yoshino and folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Origami Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex

 

I really like the contrast here between the blue paper and the yellow background. It really helps you see the details in the model.

Blue T-Rex Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipcurl/14068053630/

T-Rex, Designed by Issei Yoshino and Folded by Phillip Curl

Diagrams available in Origami Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex

 

Here's the T-Rex skeleton one more time. It's always neat to see how different artists fold models like this slightly differently.

T-Rex Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55093505@N08/31963834695/

T-Rex, Designed by Issei Yoshino and Folded by Carla Godoy

Diagrams available in Origami Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex

 

Issei Yoshino also designed this amazing Triceratops skeleton! I really like that hook on the beak/mouth, whatever it's called and the lines of teeth.

Triceratops Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95668554@N06/23898339011/

Triceratops Skeleton, Designed by Issei Yoshino and Folded by Hyun Seok Kang

Diagrams available in Issei Super Complex Origami

 

Next we have a photo of an excellent looking origami Stegosaurus taken at an origami exhibit.

Stegosaurus Skeleton at Convention
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/20107173703/

Retrace, Designed and Folded by Hayato Yoshitake

Instructions not available

 

This Stegosaurus design is somehow based on Fumiaki Kawahata's Brachiosaurus design. I'm not quite sure how that works since both dinosaurs look very different. It's folded using 52 squares of paper.

Stegosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34452409@N07/3384019407/

Stegosaurus Skeleton, Designed by Bill Bankwitz and Folded by rhplus

Instructions not available

 

Next we have a Brachiosaurus design by Fumiaki Kawahata which like the T-Rex design above takes on a different personality depending on who folded it.

Brachiosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/14355176170/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs 2

 

Brachiosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/8134753979/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Kunsulu

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs 2

 

Here's a much smaller Brachiosaurus which couldn't have been easy to fold.

Tiny Brachiosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/19140778521/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Xu Daniel

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs 2

 

I really like the pose of this next Brachiosaurus. It almost looks playful like a baby dinosaur or something.

Playful Brachiosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/14405505192/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs 2

 

I also really love the pose of this next one with the raised foot and head looking back.

Brachiosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34452409@N07/3267477992/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by rhplus

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs 2

 

Tran Trung Hieu designed this excellent and somewhat cute looking Pterosaur skeleton.

Pterosaur Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/15945973763/

Pterosaur, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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I can't believe how tiny this next Pterosaur is. Keep in mind that this is a modular model so all the individual parts are actually folded from even tinier paper!

Pterosaur Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/32820395113/

Pterosaur Skeleton, Designed by Andres Duque Laverde and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Yoshihide Momotani designed an excellent Apatosaurus skeleton, here it is expertly folded by Tran Trung Hieu.

Apatosaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/8994296907/

Apatosaurus, Designed by Yoshihide Momotani and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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This next model designed by Nguyen Minh Duc is one of my favourites. The entire skeleton and wall is folded from just one sheet of paper!

Dinosaur Skeleton Wall
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/16421267206/

Dinosaur Skeleton, Designed by Nguyen Minh Duc and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease Pattern available in #7 VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Dinosaur Skeleton and Wall
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/12172878643/

Dinosaur Skeleton, Designed by Nguyen Minh Duc and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease Pattern available in #7 VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Dinosaur Skeleton Wall
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/11524476564/

Dinosaur Skeleton, Designed by Nguyen Minh Duc and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease Pattern available in #7 VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

This 2D dinosaur skull is also folded from a single square of paper. It would make a perfect logo.

Dinosaur Skull Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/35710374343/

Dinosaur Head Skeleton, Designed by Kikuchi Masato and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Mariano Zavala B.'s YouTube channel

 

Here's an excellent 3D version of a Tyrannosaurus skull. This one is folded from 4 pieces of paper.

Tyrannosaurus Skull
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/38925788050/

Tyrannosaurus Skull, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs 3

 

A post on origami dinosaurs definitely needs some velociraptors and here are two excellent velociraptor skeleton designs.

Velociraptor Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lovesong_ni0912/4204805601/

Velociraptor Skeleton, Designed and Folded by Thong Nguyen Nguyen

Instructions not available

 

Tran Trung Hieu's Velociraptor design is folded from 54 pieces of paper!

Velociraptor Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/6538211869/

Velociraptor Skeleton, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's this model again photographed at a convention. Tran Trung Hieu is really good at folding his models into great action poses. I like the sneaky sort of look on the face here too.

Velociraptor Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_tucker/2738849133/

Velociraptor Skeleton, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu (Photo by Jon Tucker)

Instructions not available

 

Here's a close up on this velociraptor skull that really shows off the details.

Velociraptor Skull
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/18902129236/

Velociraptor Skull, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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This fantastic Plesiosaur skeleton was photographed at the 22nd Tanteidan Convention in 2016.

Futabasaurus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/33102635266/

Futabasaurus Suzuki, Designed and Folded by Fukuroi Kazuki (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available

 

Here's an aweomse looking Sarcosuchus design by Linny Young. This model uses 44 individual sheets of paper to fold all the various parts. The designer has broken down how many pieces of paper are used for each little section at the Flickr link below the image.

Sarcosuchus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/88820526n06/11104740835/

Sarcosuchus, Designed and Folded by Linny Young

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this absolutely incredible Sarcosuchus design by Tran Trung Hieu.

Sarcosuchus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/16416624977/

Sarcosuchus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's a photo of the model from above so you can see the back.

Sarcosuchus Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/12627942255/

Sarcosuchus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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And here's one more photo from the side. I absolutely love the teeth and all the little bone segments along the back. It looks so much like real life!

Sarcosuchus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/8474120184/

Sarcosuchus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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That's it for origami dinosaur skeletons! If you enjoyed these let me know in the comments and be sure to check out and follow all these excellent origami artists on Flickr!


Dinosaurs

23 Pterrific Dinosaurs Expertly Folded from Paper

Dinosaurs continue to be some of my favourite things to fold so in this post we're going to take a look at another fantastic round of origami dinosaurs.

Kaede Nakamura has designed an excellent Styracosaurus. Finding a way to fold all those horns couldn't have been easy.

Styracosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122196622@N04/19759360476/

Styracosaurus, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a fantastic pair of T-Rexes.

T-Rexes
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/16974305659/

T-Rex, Designed by Fumiakai Kawahata and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #150

 

Shuki Kato designed an awesome Brachiosaurus and Alex Mironenko did a really great job wet folding this one.

Brachiosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/18177947974/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Diagrams available in Tanteidan Magazine #151

 

Here's an awesome paper Stegosaurus. The individual spikes on the back are very impressive. You can kind of see how many layers of paper are in the back to make room for those spikes.

Stegosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57567842@N08/5365746299/

Stegosaurus, designed by Kawahata Fumiaki and Folded by Matthew Groves

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Satoshi Kamiya's Coelophysis is one of my favourite origami dinosaurs and it's actually not that difficult to fold!

Coelophysis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/6906345872/

Coelophysis, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Satoshi Kamiya also designed this really awesome Deinonychus. The claws on the hands and feet look really great here.

Deinonychus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/7610435904/

Deinonychus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available from folders.jp

 

Tran Trung Hieu is definitely a master of origami dinosaurs so of course we have to include some of his work. I love the claws in this model and the paper he used is beautiful as well.

Anzu Wyliei
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/32671514991/

Anzu Wyliei, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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The Iguanadon is a pretty awesome dinosaur and is known for it's thumb-like claws. I quite like how those thumbs look in this paper version.

Iguanodon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/9589879722/

Iguanodon, Designed by Nicolas Gajardo Henriquez and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

This is an amazing looking dinosaur. It's folded from a single square of paper and that includes all those individually folded teeth! It took Shuki Kato 15 hours to fold this thing.

Gigantosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/20902776928/

Gigantosaurus, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's another incredible dinosaur design from Tran Trung Hieu. It uses 2-coloured paper so you end up with a different colour for the sail along the back.

Ichthyovenator laosensis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/8925104918/

Ichthyovenator laosensis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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I think this little Diplodocus is kind of cute.

Diplodocus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/7695886462/

Diplodocus, Designed by Fernando Gilgado Gomez and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Dinogami

 

Here's a very different and amazing looking dinosaur from Tran Trun Hieu. I love how the wings end up as a different colour.

Microraptor Gui
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/26229161154/

Microraptor Gui, Deisgned and Folded by Tran Trun Heiu

Instructions not available

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Here's another quite cute looking dinosaur. I really like the paper used here too.

Origami Dinosaur
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/27119319714/

Designed and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Instructions not available

 

Here's an amazing scene of dinosaurs out hunting. The poses of each of these are excellent.

Hunting Ground
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/21003300554/

Hunting Ground, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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This is another incredible origami dinosaur but unfortunately I don't know who the designer or folder is. The spikes and other details in this model are awesome.

Paper Dinosaur
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124533099@N06/27749793254/

Indominus Rex, Designed by Jason Khu (Photo by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn)

Instructions not available

 

I really like origami folded from paper money. Here we have a really great Coelophysis folded from some Vietnamese money.

Money Coelophysis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134241172@N06/27225861924/

Coelophysis, Designed and Folded by Nguyen TuanTai

Instructions not available

 

I absolutely love origami dinosaur skeletons. They usually use multiple sheets of paper but they always look super impressive. I think this one though is actually folded from just one sheet of paper!

Pterosaur Skeleton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/3534045417/

Pterosaurio, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Here's another absolutely fantastic Tyrannosaurus design. This is the first time I've actually seen this particular design.

Tyrannosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/28793056670/

Tyrannosaurus, Designed and Folded by Park Jong Woo (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

Here's another incredible dinosaur that's folded from a single sheet of paper and that includes all the teeth. The facial expression on this one is awesome.

Carnotaurus Sastrei
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/28454894535/

Carnotaurus sastrei (v2.0), Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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This Allosaurus really looks like it belongs in a Far Side cartoon to me... It's definitely because of the teeth.

Allosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/7473241278/

Allosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Here's an incredible looking baby dinosaur.

Tapejara
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/29815706350/

Tapejara, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

This is definitely one of the best Velociraptor designs I've seen out there. The face especially is really great.

Velociraptor
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/29625384784/

Velociraptor, Designed by Roh Hyeok Kyun and Folded by J.W Park

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is another absolutely fantastic Carnotaurus designed by Kei Watanabe who is a master of origami. I'm pretty sure this whole thing is folded from one sheet of paper.

Carnotaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/30110539105/

Carnotaurus, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post, let us know which one of these dinosaurs is your favourite in the comments!


Smilodon

Fantastic Non-Dinosaur Prehistoric Origami Creatures

We've done several posts featuring origami dinosaurs but this time we're going to feature different prehistoric animals.

I'm not entirely sure how an Archaeopteryx is classified anymore but I think it counts for this post and Satoshi Kamiya has designed a fantastic origami version.

Archaeopteryx by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/9143128489/

Archaeopteryx, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #69

 

Tom Defoirdt has designed an excellent and kind of cute saber-tooth cat.

Paper Saber Tooth Cat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/verduiveld/20863590824/

Saber Tooth Cat, Designed and Folded by Tom Defoirdt

Instructions not available

 

With all the incredible origami insects out there its no surprise that there are some quite impressive origami trilobites.

Trilobite folded by Shuki Kato
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/7805542886/

Trilobite, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available in Origami: School of Masters

 

You can't have a post about prehistoric animals with out a mammoth!

Mammoth by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/4875518460/

Mammuthus Primigenius, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here's an awesome giant prehistoric sea monster.

Mosasaur by Tran Trung Hieu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/5954500393/

Giant Mosasaur, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Satoshi Kamiya's Smilodon is one of my favourite origami models but unfortunately I haven't managed to finish folding it yet. I think I need to use much bigger paper than those little packages of paper you get at the craft store.

Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/12197509453/

Smilodon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is an extinct sea creature called a Pterygotus hunting a jawless fish.

Pterygotus by Winston
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/6654005123/

Pterygotus, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

Here's another artist's take on Satoshi Kamiya's Archaeopteryx.

Archaeopteryx by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauliusorigami/4365502214/

Archaeopteryx, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Paulius Mielinis

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #69

 

Here's another excellent prehistoric origami sea creature called an Anomalocaris.

Anomalocaris by Fumiaki Kawahata
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/114503772@N02/14312421152/

Anomalocaris, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Baptiste Daumen

Diagrams available in the 2nd Origami Tanteidan Convention Book

 

This is Satoshi Kamiya's mammoth again by a different folder

Mammoth by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/5752150436/

Mammuthus Primigenius, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is a Brontotherium which is a type of extinct prehistoric mammal.

Brontotherium Folded by Terry Nicolas
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/9708377913/

Brontotherium, Designed by Dang Viet Tan and Folded by Terry Nicolas

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here's Satoshi Kamiya's awesome Smilodon again by a different folder.

Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/5942865757/

Smilodon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Origami skeleton models always impress me, even if they're folded from multiple sheets of paper.

Fossil Fish by Seo Won Seon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/3462623198/

Fossil-Fish Skeleton, Designed and Folded by Seo Won Seon

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent interpretation of Satoshi Kamiya's Archaeopteryx.

Archaeopteryx by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7746444296/

Archaeopteryx, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #69

 

Here's another incredible trilobite design.

Origami Trilobite
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/63347986@N02/8570220339/

Trilobite, Designed and Folded by 戴璐

Crease pattern available from 戴璐's Flickr

 

This is another one of my favourite origami "not-dinosaurs". I really like the design of the body, neck and face.

Papercraft Plesiosaurus by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paperdream/4934608070/

Plesiosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by paper in dream

Crease pattern available from Phillip Curl's Flickr

 

This is a similar species of non-dinosuar and I absolutely love the mouth with all the teeth.

Elasmosaurus by Kei Watanabe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/30076030946/

Elasmosaurus, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Here's one more Smilodon because it's such an awesome model.

Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/8450551519/

Smilodon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here's one more origami Archaeopteryx with a much more complex design.

Paper Folded Archaeopteryx
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64192382@N02/14978852349/

Archaeopteryx, Designed and Folded by 驰 张

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is an paper Glyptodon, a large armoured mammal that lived during the Pleistocene era.

Glyptodon by Nguyen Ngoc Vu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/7609547438/

Glyptodon, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

That's it for another post. Let us know which one of these origami prehistoric creatures was your favourite in the comments.

If you're interested in folding some prehistoric or dinosaur origami then definitely check out the book Dinosaur Origami by John Montroll for a fantastic collection of diagrams.


T-Rex

Some of the Best Origami I've Seen in 65 Million Years

Dinosaurs are a very popular topic in origami. We've posted about them before and we're probably not going to run out of awesome dinosaur origami in a very long time so here's another post full of incredible origami dinosaurs.

Tran Trung Hieu is a master at designing origami dinosaurs so we'll open this post with this amazing Velociraptor.

Velociraptor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/22537700483/

Velociraptor, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Crease pattern available in JOAS Special Issue 2011

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Satoshi Kamiya has designed a great Styracosaurs.

Styracosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/10109037716/

Styracosaurs, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Satoshi Kamiya has also designed an awesome Coelophysis that's not too difficult to fold.

Coelophysis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/4887620953/

Coelophysis, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here's an excellent "Jurassic Couple".

Jurassic Couple
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/24701265429/

Jurassic Couple, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's a great Parasaurolophus photographed out in the wild.

Parasaurolophus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/27418627374/

Parasaurolophus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Shuki Kato designed a really great origami Giganotosaurus. I especially like all the individual teeth.

Gigantosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/119910244@N05/20890453674/

Giganotosaurus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Kota Imai

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

This is one of the best origami Pteranodon designs I've seen by Fernando Gilgado Gomez.

Pteranodon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/7643982714/

Pteranodon, Designed by Fernando Gilgado Gomez and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs

 

Here's a great little scene of a pack of dinosaurs hunting by Tran Trung Hieu.

Hunting
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/28089508711/

Hunting, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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I really like this Plesiosauria, it's not super complicated but it looks great with a lot of character.

Plesiosauria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7745504492/

Plesiosauria, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Crease pattern available from Phillip Curl's Flickr

 

Shuki Kato also has a really great Brachiosaurus design.

Brachiosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/18793719458/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 151

 

Fumiaki Kawahata designed a great Tuojiangosaurus which is a species of dinosaur similar to a Stegosaurus. I like how this one is eating a little plant for the photo.

Tuojiangosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/6269673705/

Tuojiangosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Kunsulu

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Fumiaki Kawahata also has a Stegosaurus design that's a bit more complex.

Stegosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/9228950967/

Stegosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Mariano

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

This dinosaur is a Baryonyx walkeri and the food in its mouth is a very nice touch.

Baryonyx Walkeri
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/13342489344/

Baryonyx Walkeri, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's Kade Chan's fantastic origami T-Rex.

T-Rex
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadechan/22165531000/

T-Rex, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan

Video instructions available from Kade Chan's YouTube channel

Kade Chan's Website

 

Tran Trung Hieu is really good at designing very specific species of dinosaurs and putting them into great little scenes.

Dilong paradoxus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/13322787855/

Dilong paradoxus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Satoshi Kamiya has also designed a great Spinosaurus which is another one of my favourite origami dinosaurs.

Spinosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7936301424/

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 17th Convention Book

 

Here's Shuki Kato's brachiosaurus folded by the designer himself for a convention.

Brachiosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/20311061963/

Braichiosaurus, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 151

 

I really like this 3D Ankylosaurus design by Fumiaki Kawahata. It's kind of cute and the plates on the back look great.

Ankylosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/114503772@N02/15094545635/

Ankylosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Baptiste Daumen

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Tran Trung Hieu also designed a fantastic origami Coelophysis.

Coelophysis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/14670910840/

Coelophysis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's a different and little bit more ferocious looking origami Pteranodon.

Pteranodon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7739344698/

Pteranodon, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 12th Convention Book

 

Here's another really great looking aquatic dinosaur which might actually technically not be a dinosaur.

Elasmosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/24506432650/

Elasmosaurus, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a closer look at Tran Trung Hieu's Dilong paradoxus.

Dilong Paradoxus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/8478091626/

Dilong paradoxus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here's one of Tran Trung Hieu's designs expertly folded by another artist. I really like how the claws look here.

Velociraptor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/26816661032/

Velociraptor, Designed by Tran Trung Hieu and Folded by P. Colman

Crease pattern available in JOAS Special Issue 2011

 

Our final image is Satoshi Kamiya's Spinosaurus again, this time folded by DebugMode who did an amazing job. The details in this model such as the claws are awesome.

Spinosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/6190133366/

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 17th Convention Book

 

That's it for this post. Be sure to check out all these amazing artists and let them know what you think of their work and let us know in the comments which one of these dinosaurs was your favourite.


Dinosaur

11 Ferocious Origami Dinosaurs

A lot of origami artists have developed a lot of awesome looking origami dinosaurs.  Here are some of my favourites out of the more ferocious looking dinosaurs.

Origami Dimetrodon

Dimetrodon Grandis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Therizinosaurus

Therizinosaurus, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus 1.8, Designed by Juanfran Carillo and Folded by Daniel Brown

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami T-Rex

T-Rex, Designed by Ares Alanya and Folded by Gonzalo (Masamune81)

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Dromaeosaurus

Dromaeosaurus Albertensis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Tyranosaurus vs Triceratops

Tyranosaurus VS Triceratops, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Triceratops Crease Pattern Available Here, Tyranosaurus Instructions not Available

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Mauisaurus

Hunting Mauisaurus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Bong Gu Han

Diagrams Available in Tanteidan 17th Convention

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Therizinosaurus Cheloniformis

Therizinosaurus Cheloniformis v2.0, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Velociraptor

Velociraptor, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami T-Rex

T-Rex, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan

Kade Chan's Official Website

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr