Dinosaurs are a very popular topic in origami. We’ve posted about them before and we’re probably not going to run out of awesome dinosaur origami in a very long time so here’s another post full of incredible origami dinosaurs.

Tran Trung Hieu is a master at designing origami dinosaurs so we’ll open this post with this amazing Velociraptor.

Velociraptor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/22537700483/

Velociraptor, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Crease pattern available in JOAS Special Issue 2011

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Satoshi Kamiya has designed a great Styracosaurs.

Styracosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/10109037716/

Styracosaurs, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Satoshi Kamiya has also designed an awesome Coelophysis that’s not too difficult to fold.

Coelophysis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/4887620953/

Coelophysis, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s an excellent “Jurassic Couple”.

Jurassic Couple
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/24701265429/

Jurassic Couple, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s a great Parasaurolophus photographed out in the wild.

Parasaurolophus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/27418627374/

Parasaurolophus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Shuki Kato designed a really great origami Giganotosaurus. I especially like all the individual teeth.

Gigantosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/119910244@N05/20890453674/

Giganotosaurus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Kota Imai

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

 

This is one of the best origami Pteranodon designs I’ve seen by Fernando Gilgado Gomez.

Pteranodon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/7643982714/

Pteranodon, Designed by Fernando Gilgado Gomez and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Dinosaurs

 

Here’s a great little scene of a pack of dinosaurs hunting by Tran Trung Hieu.

Hunting
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/28089508711/

Hunting, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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I really like this Plesiosauria, it’s not super complicated but it looks great with a lot of character.

Plesiosauria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7745504492/

Plesiosauria, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Crease pattern available from Phillip Curl’s Flickr

 

Shuki Kato also has a really great Brachiosaurus design.

Brachiosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/18793719458/

Brachiosaurus, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 151

 

Fumiaki Kawahata designed a great Tuojiangosaurus which is a species of dinosaur similar to a Stegosaurus. I like how this one is eating a little plant for the photo.

Tuojiangosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/6269673705/

Tuojiangosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Kunsulu

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Fumiaki Kawahata also has a Stegosaurus design that’s a bit more complex.

Stegosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/9228950967/

Stegosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Mariano

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

This dinosaur is a Baryonyx walkeri and the food in its mouth is a very nice touch.

Baryonyx Walkeri
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/13342489344/

Baryonyx Walkeri, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s Kade Chan’s fantastic origami T-Rex.

T-Rex
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadechan/22165531000/

T-Rex, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan

Video instructions available from Kade Chan’s YouTube channel

Kade Chan’s Website

 

Tran Trung Hieu is really good at designing very specific species of dinosaurs and putting them into great little scenes.

Dilong paradoxus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/13322787855/

Dilong paradoxus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Satoshi Kamiya has also designed a great Spinosaurus which is another one of my favourite origami dinosaurs.

Spinosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7936301424/

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 17th Convention Book

 

Here’s Shuki Kato’s brachiosaurus folded by the designer himself for a convention.

Brachiosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/20311061963/

Braichiosaurus, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 151

 

I really like this 3D Ankylosaurus design by Fumiaki Kawahata. It’s kind of cute and the plates on the back look great.

Ankylosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/114503772@N02/15094545635/

Ankylosaurus, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Baptiste Daumen

Diagrams available in Origami Fantasy

 

Tran Trung Hieu also designed a fantastic origami Coelophysis.

Coelophysis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/14670910840/

Coelophysis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s a different and little bit more ferocious looking origami Pteranodon.

Pteranodon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7739344698/

Pteranodon, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 12th Convention Book

 

Here’s another really great looking aquatic dinosaur which might actually technically not be a dinosaur.

Elasmosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/24506432650/

Elasmosaurus, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a closer look at Tran Trung Hieu’s Dilong paradoxus.

Dilong Paradoxus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/8478091626/

Dilong paradoxus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Here’s one of Tran Trung Hieu’s designs expertly folded by another artist. I really like how the claws look here.

Velociraptor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/26816661032/

Velociraptor, Designed by Tran Trung Hieu and Folded by P. Colman

Crease pattern available in JOAS Special Issue 2011

 

Our final image is Satoshi Kamiya’s Spinosaurus again, this time folded by DebugMode who did an amazing job. The details in this model such as the claws are awesome.

Spinosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/6190133366/

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 17th Convention Book

 

That’s it for this post. Be sure to check out all these amazing artists and let them know what you think of their work and let us know in the comments which one of these dinosaurs was your favourite.

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