These instructions will show you how to make a simple origami mouse. 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.

Mouse Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half horizontally, unfold it and then fold the top and bottom in to the centre.

Mouse Step 2

Step 2) Open up the paper on the right side along the dotted lines. Fold the left side of the paper along the dotted line and then unfold it.

Mouse Step 3

Step 3) Squash Fold the paper on the right flat.

Mouse Step 4

Step 4) Swivel Fold the top and the bottom of the paper on the left over to the right.

Mouse Step 5

Step 5) Fold the top and bottom over to the right along the dotted lines.

Mouse Step 6

Step 6) Fold the model in half.

Mouse Step 7

Step 7) Fold the paper over to the left.

Mouse Step 8

Step 8) Fold that flap of paper back over to the right.

Mouse Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top flap of paper over along the dotted line and repeat behind.

Mouse Step 10

Step 10) Make two Crimp Folds to make the ears.

Mouse Step 11

Step 11) Fold the tips of the ears in behind.

Mouse Step 12

Step 12) Turn the paper over.

Mouse Step 13

Step 13) Fold the top flap of paper over along the dotted line.

Mouse Step 14

Step 14) Turn the paper over.

Mouse Step 15

The complete mouse

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