These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami caterpillar. If you’ve never folded anything before take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basics.

Caterpillar Step 1

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

Caterpillar Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top of the paper down and the bottom up along the dotted lines. This will divide the paper into thirds.

Caterpillar Step 3

Step 3) Turn the paper over.

Caterpillar Step 4

Step 4) Make a series of Pleat Folds all along the the body of the caterpillar.

Caterpillar Step 5

Step 5) Fold the model in half.

Caterpillar Step 6

Step 6) Make an Inside Reverse Fold on one side.

Caterpillar Step 7

Step 8) Pull the model apart a little bit to give it sort of a curved shape.

Caterpillar Step 8

The completed caterpillar

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