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

Chameleon Step 1

Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half both ways. Then fold the top and bottom to the centre.

Chameleon Step 2

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

Chameleon Step 3

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

Chameleon Step 4

Step 4) Open up each corner and Squash Fold them flat. See the next step to see how each corner looks after the Squash Fold.

Chameleon Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Chameleon Step 6

Step 6) Fold the edges of the paper down along the dotted lines.

Chameleon Step 7

Step 7) Turn the paper over.

Chameleon Step 8

Step 8) Fold the 4 flaps of paper out along the dotted lines.

Chameleon Step 9

Step 9) Fold the paper in half over to the back.

Chameleon Step 10

Step 10) Inside Reverse Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Chameleon Step 11

Step 11) Outside Reverse Fold the other side of the model down along the dotted line to form the tail.

Chameleon Step 12

Step 12) Make another Outside Reverse Fold on the end of the tail.

Chameleon Step 13

The complete origami chameleon

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