These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami mitten. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Mitten Step 1

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

Mitten Step 2

Step 2) Fold the right side of the paper over to the left in half.

Mitten Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top layer of paper over to the right along the dotted line.

Mitten Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper along the dotted line and then unfold it. Don’t worry about getting the angle of this fold exactly in the right place. Just get it close to what you see here.

Mitten Step 5

Step 5) Open the paper out along the dotted lines. One of these lines is the crease from the last step. Look to the next diagram to see the final position of the paper.

Mitten Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Mitten Step 7

Step 7) Fold the layer of paper in the back down along the dotted line.

Mitten Step 8

Step 8) Fold the bottom of the paper up along the dotted line and behind the model.

Mitten Step 9

Step 9) Fold the side of the paper in along the dotted line.

Mitten Step 10

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

Mitten Step 11

Step 11) Fold the sides of the paper in along the dotted lines to give the thumb of the mitten a bit of shape.

Mitten Step 12

Step 12) Fold the top corners down along the dotted lines.

Mitten Step 13

Step 13) Turn the paper over.

Mitten Step 14

The complete mitten

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