These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami plesiosaurus. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folding techniques.

Plesiosaurus Step 1

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

Plesiosaurus Step 2

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

Plesiosaurus Step 3

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

Plesiosaurus Step 4

Step 4) Pull out the paper trapped underneath on both sides.

Plesiosaurus Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper flat on each side into a Rabbit Ear Fold. This will result in a Fish Base.

Plesiosaurus Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper in half bringing the bottom part behind.

Plesiosaurus Step 7

Step 7) Fold the Rabbit Ear flap back along the dotted line and then repeat on the other side.

Plesiosaurus Step 8

Step 8) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Plesiosaurus Step 9

Step 9) Fold the paper inside along the dotted lines on both sides.

Plesiosaurus Step 10

Step 10) Open up the paper along the dotted line and Squash Fold it flat. Look at the next step to see the final position of the fold.

Plesiosaurus Step 11

Step 11) Fold the paper behind along the dotted line.

Plesiosaurus Step 12

Step 12) Make a Crimp Fold along the dotted lines.

Plesiosaurus Step 13

The complete plesiosaurus

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