These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami elephant. You will have to make two small cuts with scissors though. If you’re just starting out with paper folding we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide first which will teach you all the basic folds and techniques.

Elephant Step 1

Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half both ways.

Elephant Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides of the paper to the centre along the dotted lines.

Elephant Step 3

Step 3) Fold the bottom triangle of paper behind the model.

Elephant Step 4

Step 4) Fold both sides behind the model along the dotted lines.

Elephant Step 5

Step 5) Make a small cut along the two diagonal lines.

Elephant Step 6

Step 6) Fold out the cut flaps of paper along the dotted line.

Elephant Step 7

Step 7) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.

Elephant Step 8

Step 8) Make two Pleat Folds along the dotted lines.

Elephant Step 9

Step 9) Make two Pleat Folds on the sides of the model.

Elephant Step 10

The completed elephant

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