These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami flying squirrel from a single square of paper. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first which will teach you all the basic folds and techniques.

Flying Squirrel Step 1

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

Flying Squirrel Step 2

Step 2) Fold the side corners to the centre.

Flying Squirrel Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides sides to the centre.

Flying Squirrel Step 4

Step 4) Open the paper back up.

Flying Squirrel Step 5

Step 5) Fold the side over to the right along the dotted line. This is an existing crease.

Flying Squirrel Step 6

Step 6) Fold the top layer of paper out along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 7

Step 7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the other side.

Flying Squirrel Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 9

Step 9) Fold the paper back down along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 10

Step 10) Fold the top part of the paper down along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 11

Step 11) Fold the paper back up along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 12

Step 12) Fold the little corners along the dotted lines and then unfold them. You’ll use these creases in the next step.

Flying Squirrel Step 13

Step 13) Fold the paper out along the dotted lines and use the creases from the last step. Flatten everything.

Flying Squirrel Step 14

Step 14) Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 15

Step 15) Turn the paper over.

Flying Squirrel Step 16

Step 16) Fold the corners up along the dotted lines.

Flying Squirrel Step 17

Step 17) Fold the paper back down along the dotted lines.

Flying Squirrel Step 18

Step 18) Fold the paper up along the dotted line pulling the paper out from underneath.

Flying Squirrel Step 19

Step 19) Make a Pleat Fold along the dotted line.

Flying Squirrel Step 20

The completed flying squirrel

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