These diagrams will show you how to fold a very easy origami crab. If this is your first time folding something we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basic folds and techniques.

Crab Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Crab Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Crab Step 3

Step 3) Open up the top flap of paper over to the right.

Crab Step 4

Step 4) Squash fold this flap flat.

Crab Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Crab Step 6

Step 6) Open up the top flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Crab Step 7

Step 7) Fold the top two flaps of paper behind along the dotted lines.

Crab Step 8

Step 8) Turn the paper over.

Crab Step 9

Step 9) Fold the bottom part of the paper up along the dotted line.

Crab Step 10

Step 10) Fold the side flaps of paper down along the dotted lines.

Crab Step 11

Step 11) Turn the paper over.

Crab Step 12

The completed crab

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