These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami shark that’s actually folded from a Bird Base. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first which will teach you the basic folds and techniques.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half.
Step 2) Fold the paper in half.
Step 3) Open the paper over to the right.
Step 4) Squash Fold the paper flat.
Step 5) Turn the paper over.
Step 6) Open the paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.
Step 7) Fold the sides in to the centre and then unfold them. Then fold the top down along the dotted line and then unfold that.
Step 8) Open up the top layer of paper along the crease at the top.
Step 9) Push in the sides along the existing creases, make a Petal Fold and push everything flat.
Step 10) Turn the paper over.
Step 11) Repeat steps 7-9 on this side making another Petal Fold. The result will be a Bird Base.
Step 12) Fold the top flap down making a Pleat along the dotted lines.
Step 13) Fold the top flap of paper on the right over to the left.
Step 14) Make a Pleat Fold along the diagonal dotted lines.
Step 15) Fold the flap of paper on the back of the left side over to the right.
Step 16) Pull the long thin flap of paper out to the left.
Step 17) Fold all layers of the paper in half over to the left.
Step 18) Rotate the paper about 90 degrees.
Step 19) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.
The complete shark
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