Dinosaur origami is always awesome and the paper dinosaur designs out there are incredible! In this post we’re going to take another look at some more incredible origami dinosaurs.

We’ll start things off with this expertly folded Styracosaurs folded from a 35cm x 35cm square of paper. Philippe Landrein (the folder) definitely recommends bigger paper if you’re going to try to fold this yourself though.

Styracosaurs
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/9577648134/

Styracosaurs, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

I love how there’s a tessellation pattern used to create the armour on the back of this Ankylosaurus.

Ankylosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipcurl/14305162620/

Ankylosaurus, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Phillip Curl

Instructions not available

 

Tran Trung Hieu is definitely one of my favourite dinosaur designers. Here’s an awesome up-close view of his Bambiraptor. I really love those claws.

Bambiraptor
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/31504080511/

Bambiraptor, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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I really like Satoshi Kamiya’s Coelophysis design. It’s not too hard to fold, I’ve actually folded it myself before. A cool part of this design is you can fold the mouth open or closed and you can see both versions here.

Coelophysis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100933@N05/14735215972/

Coelophysis, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Maxi Purewal

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s an absolutely fantastic T-Rex design by J.W. Park. Everything here looks exactly like a T-Rex would look like in real life, the shaping and everything is fantastic.

T-Rex
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Tyrannosaurus 1.5, Designed and Folded by J.W. Park

Instructions not available

 

This next dinosaur is really cool. This is a Therizinosaurus cheloniformis and I’m very glad Kunsulu included a picture of how the actual dinosaur probably looked. As you can see there’s a two coloured pattern on the actual dinosaur which is expertly reflected in the origami version with a colour change.

Therizinosaurus cheloniformis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/31624881543/

Therizinosaurus cheloniformis, Desigmed and Folded by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva

Instructions not available

 

This Brachiosaurus isn’t super complex but it’s full of character and has an awesome 3D shape.

Brachiosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/143234267@N08/28637937134/

Brachiosaurus, Designed and Folded by Jaeil Jeong

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an awesome Pterodactyl photographed at a convention from an awesome angle in a very dynamic looking pose.

Pterodactyl
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/40889074@N07/15036433228/

Geosternbergia, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Hung Cuong (Photo by Willie G. Crespo)

Crease pattern available in the 2011 JOAS Special Issue

 

Fumiaki Kawahata designed this fantastic Stegosaurus which is folded out of a single square sheet of paper. The paper used here looks awesome, it’s from Italy and is specially designed for folding dinosaurs and reptiles.

Stegosaurus
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Stegosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Lee Boyeon

Diagrams available in the 21st Tanteidan Convention Book

 

Here’s another amazing model by Tran Trung Hieu.

Velociraptor mongoliensis
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Velociraptor mongoliensis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s another fantastic design that’s not too complex but again is full of character.

Triceratops
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/33698934563/

Triceratops, Designed by Kaede Nakamura and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Crease pattern available from Kaede Nakamura’s Flickr

 

A lot of people have folded Satoshi Kamiya’s Spinosaurus and here’s an awesome looking one folded out of handmade paper. Again I really like how the claws on the hands and feet look.

Spinosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55093505@N08/34868887535/

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Carla Godoy

Diagrams available in the 17th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Here’s an awesome and quite ferocious looking Deinonychus.

Deinonychus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/9576305729/

Deinonychus, Designed by Hyeuk-Kyun Roh and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Instructions available in the 2006 Korean Convention book

 

Shuki Kato designed one of the best Brachiosaurus designs I’ve ever seen. It’s also one of the more famous origami dinosaurs out there.

Brachiosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/17109573250/

Brachiosaurus, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

Shuki Kato also designed another one of my favourite dinosaur models, this Gigantosaurus. The best part of this model is all the individually folded teeth and that tongue.

Gigantosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/35626393353/

Gigantosaurus, Desgined and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

This probably technically isn’t a dinosaur but it is prehistoric and it is awesome. It’s not super complex but I’m still quite impressed how it’s just one sheet of paper with that very long thin neck.

Elasmosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/36534008142/

Elasmosaurus, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another absolutely fantastic design from Shuki Kato expertly folded by Ji Woo Han. I especially love the face here and that crest on the head. This took 5 hours to fold from a single square sheet of paper.

Parasaurolophus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/39029144791/

Parasaurolophus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

Here’s another incredible T-Rex design and the photo angle here makes it look especially awesome.

T-Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/40058030864/

T-Rex , Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Ivan Danny

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s a cute little raptor couple with their nest.

Raptor Couple
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/40119100121/

New Generation, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s another awesome prehistoric creature photographed at a convention. I always love models like this that have individually folded teeth. Especially when the whole thing is folded from a single square sheet of paper.

Mosasaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/23141450652/

Mosasaurus, Designed and Folded by Tovi Wen (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available

 

This is Satoshi Kamiya’s T-Rex again but this time it’s folded by a different artist and it’s in a different pose which makes it look completely different.

T-Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/8375572891/

T-Rex, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Next is probably the longest model I’ve ever seen and I’m quite impressed you can fold such a long neck and tail from one sheet of paper.

Barosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100933@N05/36209400114/

Barosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Maxi Purewal

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is definitely some of the most beautiful looking origami paper I’ve ever seen! The model looks fantastic too.

Guanlong wucaii v1.2
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/31247542162/

Guanlong wucaii, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s another fantastic looking Stegosaurus photographed at a convention. I’m super impressed how all the spikes along the back are folded from a single sheet of paper. It looks to me like most of those spikes are made with Petal Folds.

Stegosaurus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/33031164541/

Stegosaurus, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura (Photo by Michelle Fung)

Instructions not available (unless you can make out the crease pattern in the photo here)

 

I love the round 3-dimensional back on this model.

Diplodicus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56723190@N02/39582273381/

Diplodocus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Andrés

Diagrams available in Origami Nature Study

 

Our final model for this post is this incredible and somewhat terrifying looking Indominus Rex. There are so many details here with all the little spikes, claws and teeth.

If you’re up for it Mariano Zavala B. made a fantastic 4-hour long video tutorial showing how to fold this thing. The model below though is modified a bit from the original design.

Indominous Rex
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/38778567812/

Indominous Rex, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Mariano Zavala B.’s YouTube channel

 

What do you think about all of these origami dinosaurs? Tell us which one was your favourite in the comments!