These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami sardine from a 1:2 sized rectangle of paper. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.
Step 1) This model requires a 1:2 sized rectangle which you can get by cutting a square sheet of paper in half.
Step 2) Fold the top and bottom in along the dotted lines.
Step 3) Fold both sides along the dotted lines and then unfold them.
Step 4) Make Swivel Folds over to the right using the creases from the previous step.
Step 5) Turn the paper over.
Step 6) Fold the top and bottom in along the dotted lines.
Step 7) Fold the bottom of the paper up along the dotted line.
Step 8) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.
Step 9) Fold the top part of the paper down along the dotted line.
Step 10) Fold that layer of paper up along the dotted line.
Step 11) Fold the layer that was below under the model.
Step 12) Fold the paper in half.
Step 13) Fold the back of the tail in behind the model.
The complete sardine
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