These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami horse beginning with a Fish Base from a single square sheet of paper. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basics.

Horse Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Horse Step 2

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

Horse Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides to the centre along the dotted lines.

Horse Step 4

Step 4) Pull out the trapped paper from underneath the folds.

Horse Step 5

Step 5) Push the paper flat into two Rabbit Ear Folds forming a Fish Base.

Horse Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper in half bringing the bottom half behind the model.

Horse Step 7

Step 7) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Horse Step 8

Step 8) Make another Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Horse Step 9

Step 9) Make one more Inside Reverse Fold bringing the tip inside the model.

Step 10) fold the two Rabbit Ear flaps over to the left.

Horse Step 11

Step 11) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Horse Step 12

Step 12) Fold the front flaps back on the front and the back.

Horse Step 13

Step 13) Fold the paper on the neck inside the model on both the front and back.

Horse Step 14

Step 14) Make an Inside Reverse Fold bringing the paper inside the model.

Horse Step 15

The complete horse

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