These instructions will show you how to fold a simple origami chair. This is a traditional origami model. If you’re just starting out with paper folding we recommend that you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic folds and bases.

Chair Step 1

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

Chair Step 2

Step 2) Fold the 4 corners to the centre of the paper.

Chair Step 3

Step 3) Fold the 4 corners behind the model to the centre of the paper.

Chair Step 4

Step 4) Fold all 4 corners to the centre of the paper one more time.

Chair Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Chair Step 6

Step 6) Open up the 4 flaps of paper and squash fold them flat

Chair Step 7

Step 7) Fold the top flap down to make the back of the chair and the sides and bottom down to form the base of the chair.

Chair Step 8

The completed origami chair

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