I’ll start off by saying that I don’t really know anything about My Little Pony. I thought it was some kind of toy from back in the 1990s. Now I guess it’s an animated TV show that’s become really popular, especially on the Internet.

As with anything that develops a large enough fanbase that means that someone out there has designed some origami around it. My Little Pony is no exception. Most of the main characters have been turned into origami models. So have a bunch of other random things from the show.

In this post we’re going to take a look at all the My Little Pony origami out there that I’ve seen.

We’ll start off with this paper version of the character Rainbow Dash. Because of the different coloured paper used to make the rainbow parts this model took a lot of planning.

Rainbow Dash
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6703551657/

Rainbow Dash, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

Here’s a bonus picture that’s pretty cool. As you can see, the whole pony is folded from one square of paper and you can see how Charles Wilson layered some different colours of tissue paper to get the rainbow in the final design. It’s definitely a cool way to make those rainbow parts but apparently the paper there ended up very thick and was hard to fold which is understandable.

Rainbow Dash Paper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6703547633/

 

Next up we have a very well designed Princess Celestia model folded with some beautiful white mulberry paper.

Princess Celestia
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Celestia-352798598

Princess Celestia, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Here we have a non-pony character from the show called Crackle the Dragon. I kind of like how you can see the lighter colour side of the paper on the underside of the model.

Crackle the Dragon
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Crackle-the-Dragon-293348014

Crackle the Dragon, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Next we have another pony, Woona in a little scene with a Roc and some rocks.

Moonstruck
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Moonstuck-315783687

Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

Here we have Daniel Chang’s favourite character from the show, Pinkie Pie.

Pinkie Pie
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28744631@N06/8593971219/

Pinkie Pie, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Photo diagrams available from Daniel Chang’s Flickr

 

Here’s another non-pony character with an absolutely fantastic design.

Draconequus Discord
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Draconequus-Discord-291657019

Draconequus Discord, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

This is another one of the main characters in the show and the paper used here matches it perfectly.

Twilight Sparkle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6692113929/

Twilight Sparkle, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

This is a magical plant from the show called a poison joke.

Poison Joke
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263576363/

Poison Joke, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

This origami version of Gummy the Baby Alligator is pretty cute I have to admit.

Gummy
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Gummy-the-Baby-Alligator-272103807

Gummy the Baby Alligator, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Next is another one of the pony characters, Lyra.

Lyra
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Origami-Pony-Lyra-280511520

Lyra, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Cyberglass and Folded by Cahoonas

Photo diagrams available from Cyberglass’s DeviantArt

 

This next model is a paper version of Spike the Dragon’s fire ruby. It’s a pretty excellent 3D geometric design.

Fire Ruby
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Spike-s-Fire-Ruby-273375068

Fire Ruby, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Here’s a second different Pinkie Pie design.

Pinkie Pie
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6661712249/

Pinkie Pie, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

And this is another pony character named Fluttershy. With that paper and colours and it looks just like the show!

Fluttershy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6661707755/

Fluttershy, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

I don’t really know how phoenixes fit into the My Little Pony Universe but I did a google search for a MLP phoenix and this origami one looks exactly like it does in the show. The colour change in the design is really fantastic too.

Phoenix
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-Philomeena-297377988

Phoenix, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern and some instructions available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt

 

Here’s another excellent pony character. With different coloured paper and small tweaks to this overall design you can pretty easily create all the different ponies.

Rarity
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6621615087/

Rarity, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

This next character I’m a little bit confused by. It’s called Tim and I believe it’s somehow related to the show but might not actually be from the show… If someone knows what’s up with Tim let me know. An Internet search left me quite confused.

Apparently Tim believes he’s a pony and Lyra is his adopted mother.

Tim
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Tim-300917688

Tim, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another non-pony character, Spike the Dragon. The colour changes in this model are fantastic and the paper used here was made by gluing together 4 sheets of tissue paper with methyl cellulose. When you don’t have paper that’s exactly the colours you need you can make it yourself.

Spike
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Spike-the-Dragon-271908735

Spike the Dragon, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas’ Deviant Art

 

Our final model for this post is another one of the main pony characters named Applejack.

Applejack
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6608104341/

Applejack, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas’ DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson’s Flickr

 

Well that’s pretty much it for all the My Little Pony origami that I know of. I still don’t really know much about the show but I’m definitely impressed with these designs.

Instructions for most of these are available so if you fold any of these ponies share a link in the comments so we can take a look!