There’s a pretty wide array of origami snakes out there. I didn’t think there would be so much since origami is usually folded from a square sheet of paper and snakes are so long but surprisingly enough there’s some amazing origami snake designs out there.

A lot of them are folded from a giant rectangle of paper though, but that’s ok.

We’ll start this post out with this awesome Blunt Nosed Vinesnake.

Blunt Nosed Vinesnake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ynitami/9546655224/

Blunt Nosed Vinesnake, Designed by Bernie Peyton and Folded by Yuki.N.

Diagrams available in Eco Origami

 

Here’s a fantastic little origami viper folded using a 20 dollar bill.

Viper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_folds_fives/16953569099/

Viper, Designed and Folded by craigfoldsfives

Instructions not available

 

Ronald Koh has designed an absolutely amazing origami cobra. It’s folded from a super giant rectangle of paper and it must take forever to fold the body with all those scales.

Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/9429531642/

King Cobra, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Mariano

Instructions not available

 

This great origami snake is folded from an actual square of paper.

Striped Snake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/21962432795/

Snake 1.6, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a cute different sort of snake design.

Cute Snakes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/15735118953/

Cute Snakes, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Eyal R.

Instructions not available

 

Sebastien Limet designed this awesome snake with an apple and the entire model is folded from one sheet of paper.

Law of Gravity
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/21451743554/

Law of Gravity, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Kade Chan has also designed a pretty amazing origami cobra and this model is also folded from a single giant rectangle of paper.

Hell Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/9691504183/

Hell Cobra, Designed by Kade Chan and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

Here’s a different much slimmer origami cobra design by Alexander Kurth. It’s also folded from a single sheet of paper.

Black Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/15103179911/

Black Cobra, Designed by Alexander Kurth and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another awesome, complex, giant origami snake folded from one giant sheet of paper.

Black Mamba
https://www.flickr.com/photos/petr-stuchly/14179157047/

Black Mamba, Designed and Folded by Petr Stuchlý

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Ronald Koh’s incredible cobra folded by a different artist.

Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/7985168366/

King Cobra, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Instructions not available

 

Another awesome fold of Ronald Koh’s amazing King Cobra.

Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/langko/8508612759/

King Cobra, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Jordan Langerak

Instructions not available

 

This excellent snake is folded from a single square of paper.

Snake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/8317935086/

Snake, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Instructions not available

 

Kade Chan’s Devil/Hell Cobra is definitely one of the coolest looking origami models out there.

Devil Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadechan/14905992307/

Devil Cobra, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

Here’s Alexander Kurth’s great black cobra folded by the designer himself.

Black Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/27094143272/

Black Cobra, Designed and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

Riccardo Foschi also has a great origami cobra design.

Brown Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125441466@N02/14687620994/

Brown Cobra, Designed and Folded by Riccardo Foschi

Video instructions available from Riccardo Foschi’s YouTube Channel

 

Here’s another great little origami cobra folded from a dollar bill.

Dollar Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_folds_fives/17012332825/

Cobra, Designed and Folded by craigfoldsfives

Instructions not available

 

This is another really cute snake design by Gen Hagiwara.

Striped Snake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/8126119077/

Snake 1.5, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Instructions not available

 

This is a very impressive origami model designed to look like a tattoo design. The entire model with both the snake and the skull is from the same sheet of paper.

Last Temptation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/15812191719/

Last Temptation, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

This is another really cool design by Sebastien Limet of a snake about to eat a mouse. The entire model again is from one sheet of paper.

On Equal Footing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/8362828830/

On An Equal Footing, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Ronald Koh’s king cobra again folded into a different sort of pose.

King Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyankoorigami/8218014557/

King Cobra, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by nyanko sensei

Instructions not available

 

Sebastien Limet also designed this great snake twisted around a leaf. It’s not a very difficult model to fold too.

Twist Round
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/8391338291/

Twist Round, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Diagrams available from Sebastien Limet’s Flickr

 

Here’s Kade Chan’s amazing Hell Cobra again photographed from a display at an origami event.

Hell Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/11047603886/

Hell Cobra, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan (Photo by Naoto Horiguchi)

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

This is one of the best origami king cobras that I’ve seen. The colours on the paper make it look extra amazing.

King Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/6329206696/

King Cobra, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another very cute little snake.

Cute Paper Snake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16756091702/

Cobra, Designed by Vu Dung and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Cool Origami Tutorial by Yakomoga’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another great apple and snake model by Sebastien Limet. The whole thing again is folded from the same sheet of paper.

Temptation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/9008067789/

Temptation, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Our final model is probably the best fold of this king cobra that I’ve ever seen. The paper, shaping, pose and everything is absolutely fantastic.

King Cobra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemattchh/9625914445/

King Cobra, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Matthieu Georger

Instructions not available

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That’s it for this post, let us know which one of these origami snakes was your favourite in the comments!

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