These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami penguin. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Penguin Step 1

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

Penguin Step 2

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

Penguin Step 3

Step 3) Make two Pleat Folds along the dotted lines.

Penguin Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper in half bringing the top half behind.

Penguin Step 5

Step 5) Rotate the paper about 45 degrees.

Penguin Step 6

Step 6) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Penguin Step 7

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

Penguin Step 8

Step 8) Inside Reverse Fold the Inside Part again over to the right. The diagram shows an arrow pointing to the left but it’s wrong…

Penguin Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top flap of paper underneath along the dotted line and then repeat on the other side.

Penguin Step 10

Step 10) Make a Crimp Fold along the dotted lines.

Penguin Step 11

The complete penguin

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