These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami teddy bear. If you’re new to paper folding we suggest that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Teddy Bear Step 1

Step 1) Fold and unfold the paper in half both ways.

Teddy Bear Step 2

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

Teddy Bear Step 3

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

Teddy Bear Step 4

Step 4) Open up the paper completely.

Teddy Bear Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper over along the dotted line.

Teddy Bear Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper back out over to the left.

Teddy Bear Step 7

Step 7) Fold the right side of the paper over along the dotted line and then fold it back out like on the other side.

Teddy Bear Step 8

Step 8) Make a small fold on each side along the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 9

Step 9) Open up the paper along the dotted lines. Lift it up and push it flat. Look at the next diagram to see the final position of this fold.

Teddy Bear Step 10

Step 10) Fold the top of the top layer of paper down along the dotted line.

Teddy Bear Step 11

Step 11) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 12

Step 12) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.

Teddy Bear Step 13

Step 13) Fold the paper underneath along both the dotted lines.

Teddy Bear Step 14

Step 14) Make two Pleat Folds to form the ears.

Teddy Bear Step 15

Step 15) Fold the paper in half a little bit to make the model a bit 3D.

Teddy Bear Step 16

The complete teddy bear

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