These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami turtle. If you’re new to paper folding we suggest taking a minute to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic folds and techniques.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half.
Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.
Step 3) Open the paper out 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 along the dotted lines and unfold. Then, fold the top down along the dotted line and unfold.
Step 8) Lift up the top layer of paper along the crease at the top.
Step 9) Fold in the sides along the existing creases into a Petal Fold.
Step 10) Make a cut along the top flap down to the start of the dotted lines. Then, fold out both sides.
Step 11) Make a Pleat Fold along the dotted lines.
Step 12) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.
Step 13) Fold the top flaps of paper out along the dotted lines.
Step 14) Fold the sides and bottom in along the dotted lines.
Step 15) Fold the bottom back out, making a Pleat.
Step 16) Turn the paper over.
The complete turtle
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