Happy Chinese New Year everyone!  This year is the year of the monkey and what better way to celebrate than by making origami monkeys!

A lot of origami artists have folded different origami monkeys and here are some of the best ones I’ve seen starting with this monkey photographed in the wild by Folded Wilderness.

Monkey and Banana
https://www.flickr.com/photos/foldedwilderness/14237680085/

Monkey, Designed by Lionel Albertino and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Safari Origami

 

Fabian Correa folded this incredible gorilla.  It’s got a really simple design yet it’s still incredibly expressive.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/19858953072/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

Tetsuya Götani designed this cute little flying monkey for the new year.

Flying Monkey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tgotani/23458521013/

Flying Monkey, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Götani

Instructions not available

 

Magali folded these great little Japanese Macaques.  Gen Hagiwara’s Japanese Macaque design might be my favourite origami monkey design.

Japanese Macaque
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55687485@N06/24037075494/

Japanese Macaque, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Magali

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Ta Trung Dong folded this great monkey complete with an awesome origami banana for the new year.

Monkey with Banana
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/24491722800/

Monkey, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

Artur Biernacki folded this very detailed and aggressive looking origami gorilla.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/6826886526/

Gorilla, Designed by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Crease pattern available from NGUYỄN Hùng Cường’s Flickr

 

Here’s the same gorilla design this time folded by its creator.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackscorpion/8696387416/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường

Crease pattern available from NGUYỄN Hùng Cường’s Flickr

 

Hoàng Tiến Quyết designed this gorilla with his signature curvy style.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/7824715660/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Mariano Zavala B. folded this great and very expressive chimpanzee.

Chimpanzee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/15374312401/

Chimpanzee, Designed by Brian Chan and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

 

Eyal folded this adorable family of Japanese macaques.

Japanese Macaque Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/19018166111/

Japanese Macaques, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Shuki Kato folded this fantastic origami orangutan.

Orangutan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/5385673154/

Orangutan, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Sequence

 

Sebastien Limet designed this great little origami tarsier.

Tarsier
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/5481643192/

Tarsier, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Hiroaki Kobayashi folded these great little Japanese Macaques with a 2016 sign for the new year.

Japanese Macaques for 2016
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/24059921956/

Japanese Macaques, Designs and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have one of my all-time favourite images also by Hiroaki Kobayashi, a group of Japanese Macaques at the spa.

Japanese Macaques at the Spa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/20436441288/

Japanese Macaques, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post.  Have a happy Chinese New Year everyone and be sure to check out and send some love and comments to all these awesome artists.