These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami goldfish. This model is kind of a variation of the Traditional Samurai Helmet. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first which will show you all the basic folds and skills.

Goldfish Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Goldfish Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Goldfish Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides of the paper down along the dotted lines.

Goldfish Step 4

Step 4) Fold these flaps of paper up along the dotted lines.

Goldfish Step 5

Step 5) Fold the top flaps of paper out along the dotted lines.

Goldfish Step 6

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

Goldfish Step 7

Step 7) Fold the paper up along the dotted line.

Goldfish Step 8

Step 8) Cut along the dotted line from both ends but don’t cut all the way through. Leave a little bit of paper not cut in the middle.

Goldfish Step 9

Step 9) Fold the bottom layer of paper in behind the model.

Goldfish Step 10

Step 10) Open up the middle and push in the sides flattening the model.

Goldfish Step 11

Step 11) Now the the model is flat rotate it so you’re looking at the new front.

Goldfish Step 12

Step 12) Fold out the top layer of paper along the little bit of paper that you didn’t cut earlier.

The completed goldfish

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