These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami cicada. This is a traditional origami model. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide to learn all the basic folds and techniques.

Cicada Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Cicada Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides up along the dotted lines.

Cicada Step 3

Step 3) Fold both these flaps down along the dotted line.

Cicada Step 4

Step 4) Fold the top layer of paper down along the dotted line.

Cicada Step 5

Step 5) Fold the bottom layer of paper down along the dotted line.

Cicada Step 6

Step 6) Fold both sides in behind the model along the dotted lines.

Cicada Step 7

The completed origami cicada

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