These diagrams will show you how to fold an easy origami hippo. These model requires one small cut with scissors but you can omit that step if you want. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic skills and techniques.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.
Step 2) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.
Step 3) Fold the paper in half.
Step 4) Fold the paper over to the side along the dotted line.
Step 5) Open the flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.
Step 6) Fold the bottom part of the head under along the dotted line and then make 3 Pleat Folds along the other dotted lines.
Step 7) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.
Step 8) Fold the top behind the model along the dotted line.
Step 9) Make a small cut though both layers of paper to make the legs.
The complete hippo
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