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.

Sardine Step 1

Step 1) This model requires a 1:2 sized rectangle which you can get by cutting a square sheet of paper in half.

Sardine Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top and bottom in along the dotted lines.

Sardine Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides along the dotted lines and then unfold them.

Sardine Step 4

Step 4) Make Swivel Folds over to the right using the creases from the previous step.

Sardine Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Sardine Step 6

Step 6) Fold the top and bottom in along the dotted lines.

Sardine Step 7

Step 7) Fold the bottom of the paper up along the dotted line.

Sardine Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Sardine Step 9

Step 9) Fold the top part of the paper down along the dotted line.

Sardine Step 10

Step 10) Fold that layer of paper up along the dotted line.

Sardine Step 11

Step 11) Fold the layer that was below under the model.

Sardine Step 12

Step 12) Fold the paper in half.

Sardine Step 13

Step 13) Fold the back of the tail in behind the model.

The complete sardine

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