These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami lion from a single square sheet of paper. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend you take a minute to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basics.

Lion Step 1

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

Lion Step 2

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

Lion Step 3

Step 3) Fold a tiny bit of the top layers of paper behind along the dotted lines.

Lion Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper behind along the dotted lines.

Lion Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper in half.

Lion Step 6

Step 6) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Lion Step 7

Step 7) Open up the paper by folding along the dotted line.

Lion Step 8

Step 8) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.

Lion Step 9

Step 9) Fold the bottom of the top layer of paper underneath along the dotted line.

Lion Step 10

Step 10) Fold the right side of the paper over along the dotted line.

Lion Step 11

Step 11) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Lion Step 12

Step 12) Fold the paper over again along the dotted line.

Lion Step 13

Step 13) Make a tiny Inside Reverse Fold at the end of the tail.

Lion Step 14

The complete lion

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