Animals are definitely the most popular things to fold out of paper and over the years I’ve seen a huge amount of great origami animals.

I have a huge list of paper animals to feature so it’s time to start making some animal themed posts.

This time we’re featuring woodland animals. These are the types of animals that you’d expect to see in a forest setting.

We’ll start out with this absolutely beautiful deer. I love how it’s looking right at the camera and how expressive it looks.

Deer Folded by Jack Dreyil
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/104497452@N02/14432738284/

Deer, Designed by Yasushi Miyashita and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Instructions not available

 

Gen Hagiwara has definitely designed the best origami chipmunk.

Chipmunk by Gen Hagiwara
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/15201779518/

Chipmunk, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Gen Hagiwara also designed and folded this adorable family of bears.

Bear Family by Gen Hagiwara
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/6435138709/

Bear Family, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another incredible deer design. I’m always amazed how these people get so much detail folded into the antlers using just one sheet of paper.

Mule Deer by Seth Friedman
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/10429489194/

Mule Deer, Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Crease pattern available from Seth Friedman’s website

 

Next we have this beautiful paper wolf to hunt some of these deer…

Grey Wolf by Andres F. Sanchez Restrepo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andresanchez/2949963093/

Grey Wolf, Designed and Folded by Andrés Sánchez

Instructions not available

 

This vole is one of the cutest origami models I’ve ever seen. I love how it’s folded here eating a paper leaf.

Vole by Bernie Peyton
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/14409387228/

Vole, Designed and Folded by Bernie Peyton

Instructions not available

 

There are some really great origami fox designs out there. This one is by Hoàng Tiến Quyết.

Fox by Hoang Tien Quyet
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rik74/5896257764/

Fox, Designed by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and Folded by Ricardo Elias Abdon

Crease pattern available in origami Tanteidan magazine #119

 

This is one of the most unique origami rabbits I’ve seen.

Long Ear Rabbit Papercraft
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joao_charrua/16884607538/

Long Ear Rabbit, Designed and Folded by João Charrua

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another excellent origami fox.

Fox by Fabian Correa
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/15014278555/

Fox, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

Fabian Correa also designed this awesome paper bear.

Bear by Fabian Correa
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/5916879043/

Bear, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

These are easily the most beautiful origami foxes I’ve ever seen.

Foxes by Hoang Tien Quyet
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/22921658245/

Foxes, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another beautiful paper brown bear.

Brown Bear 2014 by Jozsef Zsebe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/25432416601/

Brown Bear, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available in Paper & Form

 

This origami elk is another incredible model with everything, including those complex antlers folded from a single sheet of paper.

Elk by Pham Hoang Tuan
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124533099@N06/25625071681/

Elk, Designed and Folded by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn

Crease pattern available from Phạm Hoàng Tuấn’s Flickr

 

Here’s a cute younger paper deer.

Deer Folded by Luc Marnat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/11913507174/

Deer, Designed by Fabiana Sanapanya and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in the 19th Origami Tanteidan Convention Book

 

This is another fantastic origami fox design that looks a bit younger and cuter to me.

Fox by Quentin Trollip
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/15720258636/

Red Fox, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Diagrams available in Origami Works of Quentin Trollip

 

Quentin Trollip has also designed an awesome origami racoon.

Racoon by Quentin Trollip
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/4461103603/

 

Racoon, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another beautiful papercraft deer that’s again folded from a single sheet of paper.

Seth Friedman's Deer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/29838305242/

Deer, Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Video instructions available from Seth Friedman’s YouTube channel

 

Next is one of Robert J. Lang’s more famous models.

Bull Moose by Robert J. Lang
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/5171912132/

Bull Moose, Designed by Robert. J. Lang and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Origami Design Secrets Second Edition

 

Here’s another fantastic deer design by Satoshi Kamiya.

Reindeer by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/63433412@N05/15658965179/

Reindeer, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by ВЕРЕСТУН Игорь (Iver)

Diagrams available in the 4th Origami Tanteidan Convention Book

 

This is one of the best origami squirrels I’ve ever seen. It’s a somewhat simple design but its so expressive.

Squirrel Folded by Terry Nicolas
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/28400319214/

Squirrel, Designed by Oriol Esteve and Folded by Terry Nicolas

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Gen Hagiwara’s awesome chipmunk design again folded by a different artist.

Chipmunk by Gen Hagiwara
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/23441842929/

Chipmunk, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by J.W Park

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

This is probably the cutest paper bear cub there is.

Bear Cub by Jamie Nino
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimeni/3388259164/

Bear Cub, Designed and Folded by Jaime Niño

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is another fantastic bear design by Quentin Trollip. I especially like how this one has actual teeth.

Bear Papercraft by Quentin Trollip
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/10412948005/

Bear, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

We’ve still got tons of awesome origami animals to feature in future posts. We’ll do a different theme for each post so let us know the comments what kind of animals you’d like to see in our next post!