These diagrams will show you how to make an easy origami platypus. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic skills and techniques.

Platypus Step 1

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

Platypus Step 2

Step 2) Fold the bottom of the paper up along the dotted line.

Platypus Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 4

Step 4) Fold the the corners of the top layer of paper down along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Platypus Step 6

Step 6) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 7

Step 7) Fold the top layer of paper down along the dotted line. Repeat on the other side.

Platypus Step 8

Step 8) Fold both sides out along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 9

Step 9) Fold both corners down along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 10

Step 10) Fold both sides up along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 11

Step 11) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.

Platypus Step 12

Step 12) Turn the paper over.

Platypus Step 13

Step 13) Fold the model in half and then unfold it. This will give the platypus a bit of a 3D shape.

Platypus Step 14

The complete platypus

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