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  • 1. Learn to Fold Origami Animals
  • 2. www.origami-instructions.com 2 Table of Contents Introduction.................................................................................................................... 2 Fish .................................................................................................................................... 4 Hopping Frog.................................................................................................................. 9 Snake.............................................................................................................................. 12 Tiger ................................................................................................................................ 14 Frog................................................................................................................................... 18 Flapping Bird................................................................................................................ 25 Elephant......................................................................................................................... 28 Dog .................................................................................................................................. 36 Crane............................................................................................................................... 38 Cow.................................................................................................................................. 40 Cat.................................................................................................................................... 46 Butterfly......................................................................................................................... 48 Bird Base ....................................................................................................................... 50 Square Base ................................................................................................................. 53 Water Balloon Base ................................................................................................... 55 End................................................................................................................................... 58 Copyright©2005 Origami Instructions Making copies (except for your individual use), selling copies, or otherwise distributing this ebook, is not allowed. Origami Instructions Digitally signed by Origami Instructions DN: CN = Origami Instructions, C = US, O = Origami Instructions, OU = Book Department Date: 2005.10.26 23:07:26 -07'00'
  • 3. www.origami-instructions.com 3 Introduction This is our first ebook of origami, from the makers of the Origami Instructions website. This set of animal folding instructions is our free gift to our website members. Thank you for being a part of our origami community! After making origami with this book, visit our website and post some pictures in the gallery, we would love to see them! To give us feedback on this ebook, or to suggest other ebooks, contact us.
  • 4. www.origami-instructions.com 4 Fish This origami fish is relatively easy to make. It builds into an ocean- dwelling angel fish. Start with a single piece of brightly colored origami paper. First make a bird base, shown below. Review our instructions for the bird base if needed. Fold the top points of the bird base down, to make a kite shape, as shown in the next two photos.
  • 5. www.origami-instructions.com 5 Now fold one of the lower points of the kite upwards, to meet the top point. Fold that point across to the left corner of the kite. Now fold that corner across to the right, as shown in the sequence of the next three pictures. This creates one half of the fish tail.
  • 6. www.origami-instructions.com 6 Fold the fish tail down. The flip the origami piece over, and repeat the last six photo-steps to make another fish tail half.
  • 7. www.origami-instructions.com 7 Now fold the Left and Right corners of the kite onto the centerline as shown. Repeat on the other side. We're almost there. Hold each bottom point of the kite, one in each hand, and pull gently to unfold the fish.
  • 8. www.origami-instructions.com 8 You can apply a small amount of glue or tape to hold the tail together. Also optional is decoration with pens, pencils, markers or crayons. Below we see our origami fish living "under the sea".
  • 9. www.origami-instructions.com 9 Hopping Frog The hopping frog is not quite as realistic-looking as the other origami frog shown in this book. However, it is simple to make and can hop considerably further, so it's a fun action toy. Start with a square piece of paper. As always, green makes the best frogs (Kermit would agree). With the colored side face down, make valley folds along the North-South and East-West lines as shown in the second photo. Now fold each of the four corners into the center point, to make another square. Next fold two of the squares edges onto the centerline: Now fold the short corner of the kite up. Then fold the lower corners of the triangle onto the centerline:
  • 10. www.origami-instructions.com 10 Next fold the lower edge up...then fold it back down. Then fold the top corner down as shown.
  • 11. www.origami-instructions.com 11 And that's all! Simple, huh? Turn the frog over and it's ready to go. You can decorate it with pens or markers if you like. To make the frog hop, press down near the back end the back and let your finger slide off.
  • 12. www.origami-instructions.com 12 Snake The origami snake is very simple to make. With some imagination, it can be used as a base for spiders, dragons, Loch Ness monsters, etc. Start with a square of origami paper. Fold it in two, down the center, then tear along the crease. You now have a rectangle. Start at one corner of the rectangle, and begin rolling the paper into a tube. You will roll diagonally as shown in the photo. Try to roll as tightly as possible. Near the end of the roll, you will need to roll the other corner of the paper in towards the main roll. Make that roll tight also. Then continue with the original roll, in the original direction. The point of doing this is that the end of the roll will now stay put, without needing tape or glue. Tighten the roll by holding one end in each hand, and twisting (gently!) in opposite directions.
  • 13. www.origami-instructions.com 13 Now take your origami tube, and gently shape it into a series of curves. The resulting origami snake can sit up on flat surface and rear its head.
  • 14. www.origami-instructions.com 14 Tiger This origami tiger is folded from two pieces of origami paper. Orange makes a good base color (unless of course, you're doing a white tiger). Start by making the head of the origami cow. Right before you fold the ears forward, stop. Looking at the pictures below, we are actually going to fold the ears across each other. At the same time, we will flatten (broaden) the tiger's face, with our thumb and fingers (third photo below).
  • 15. www.origami-instructions.com 15 You may prefer a small piece of tape between the ears to hold them in place. Use a key or similar object to open the tiger's ears slightly. Now crease and tear off about half of the lower part of the tiger's neck. Unfold the torn part and lay it flat; we'll use it to make the tiger's tail. Now start rolling the paper diagonally, from one corner. Go slowly and keep the roll as tight as possible. When you get near the end of the roll, start a roll from the opposite corner, as shown below. Now complete the roll in the original direction. (The roll on the end piece will allow it to overlap the main paper tube, without needing tape or glue to prevent unrolling.) You can tighten the final tube a bit by holding the ends and turning your hand in opposite directions.
  • 16. www.origami-instructions.com 16 The paper tube will be fairly flexible. Bend it into a gentle "S" shaped curve to form the tiger's tail. Now all that's left is to make the tiger's body. Again we recycle an origami design, using the body of the origami cow. Place the tiger's head and tail into the body (we used tape). Now decorate with pens and markers if you like.
  • 17. www.origami-instructions.com 17 Below is Tony the Tie-Dye Tiger. Made with sheets of multicolored origami paper (white, red, yellow on the same sheet). Origami, it's Greeaaat!TM
  • 18. www.origami-instructions.com 18 Frog The origami frog looks neat and can also be made to hop. Start with a square piece of paper (green makes convincing frogs). Now make a square base. Next insert your finger in one of the pockets in the square base. Move the pocket around to the front, then flatten and crease it. This classic origami move is known as the squash fold. Photo below shows one of the squash folds completed. Now perform the squash fold three more times...
  • 19. www.origami-instructions.com 19 ...until the piece has the diamond shape shown below. Next fold and unfold the corners as shown, to make crease marks.
  • 20. www.origami-instructions.com 20 Next comes another classic origami move, the petal fold. The next photo shows the completed petal fold. Now perform the petal fold three more times (on the other three faces of the diamond), to create the frog base. Fold the frog base down the centerline as shown. Then fold the lower edges of one layer into the centerline.
  • 21. www.origami-instructions.com 21 Now fold edge A to edge B as shown by the arrow. The perform the previous three steps again, 3 more times, until the piece looks like below right. Now it's time to turn the tadpole into a frog! I like to pre-crease the leg, then use reverse folds to create the two front legs (reverse folds are explained in the flapping bird instructions here).
  • 22. www.origami-instructions.com 22 Now use reverse folds to stretch the back legs. Apply reverse folds again, twice each on the front and back pairs of legs, as shown in the photos below.
  • 23. www.origami-instructions.com 23 Now you'll need to blow where shown, to inflate the frog's body.
  • 24. www.origami-instructions.com 24 You can make the frog hop for short distances by pressing on the rear of the body, then sliding your finger off onto the table: O-ribit-gami!
  • 25. www.origami-instructions.com 25 Flapping Bird The origami flapping bird is another neat and fun action piece. It looks a bit like the origami crane, and they both start with the bird base. However, they are different (the crane will not flap). The crane is of ancient Japanese origin, but the origin of the flapping bird is uncertain. Start with the bird base, below left. Crease both lower "legs" of the bird base, in preparation for reverse folds. The next two photos show what the reverse fold looks like after completion. We show the sequence in detail for the left "leg" of the bird base.
  • 26. www.origami-instructions.com 26 Note how the folded leg is opened up, and the paper brought inwards and upwards.
  • 27. www.origami-instructions.com 27 Here is the piece with both reverse folds completed, below left. Now do a reverse fold to make the head of the bird. Next start folding the wings downwards, one wing then the other. The bird is now complete. Hold the tail with one hand, and the spot below the front of the wings with the other hand. Move your hands back and forth rapidly (but gently, it's only paper!), this will cause the wings to flap. Enjoy your flapping bird!
  • 28. www.origami-instructions.com 28 Elephant The origami elephant from a dollar bill is sure to amuse and delight your friends, dining partners and waitpersons. It should be considered somewhat advanced origami. If you have trouble making an origami crane, this one might be a bit much. We'll make frequent use of the terms valley fold and mountain fold. If you do not know what these are, then you are in way over your head :) Actually, you can learn about these folds right here. Start with a U.S. one dollar bill. Other currencies or denominations would work, but this one has a special "feature" that will show up later. Place the bill in front of you, face up but upside down (again, you'll see why later). Now make valley folds at the halfway points of the bill, as well as the top corners. Now valley fold the top corners, twice as shown in the next two photos.
  • 29. www.origami-instructions.com 29 Then fold the top pointed corner down, at the white line shown. With us so far? Good! Now fold the right edge of the bill back behind, until the bill is doubled as shown. Crease the fold. Next unfold the bill. The fold the right edge back again, until it lines up with the crease you made in the previous step. Make another crease. Now fold along crease A...then B and C, as shown in the two photos below.
  • 30. www.origami-instructions.com 30 The following photo shows what the backside should look like. Now turn the folded bill back over. You will now make a valley fold approximately where the white line is in the photo below. This will give the result below. This stage is shown from the backside in the next photo. For clarity, we're showing this stage from the side also. The idea is to get the distance "x" to be equal to the distance "y".
  • 31. www.origami-instructions.com 31 Now fold the 4 corners of the center channel as shown below. Next, squash fold the top and bottom as shown. It can be a little tricky to get these small pieces folded and creased, you may need help from a rounded tool as shown. A car key might help. Now unfold the top pointy part. Make valley folds on the outside of the center channel. Also make a mountain fold just in front of the channel, so that this piece overlaps the channel. Now flip the piece over. Whew! This would be as good a time as any to break for drinks :)
  • 32. www.origami-instructions.com 32 Ready again? OK, make another valley fold at the front edge of the front legs. And a mountain fold a short distance in front of that. The idea is to overlap the front legs by about half their width. These next two photos show those folds: Now fold the whole thing in half down the centerline as shown, using a mountain fold. Next you will make the ears. Fold the point of the trunk
  • 33. www.origami-instructions.com 33 back as shown to make the ear crease line (ignore the trunk crease for now). Note the ear is angled forward slightly. Unfold the trunk then use the crease line to make a reverse fold inside the body of the elephant. If you're drawing a blank on reverse fold, check out our instructions for the origami flapping bird. Now unfold the trunk. Next push the trunk into the body, making two valley folds (one on either side) along the trunk crease shown below. The trunk crease lines will end up in contact with the front edge of the front legs. It should look something like the photo below. Next, crease then reverse fold the trunk so that it points down.
  • 34. www.origami-instructions.com 34 Do a couple more reverse folds to get the trunk pointing up, and the trunk tip pointing slightly back. Now turn the elephant over and open the legs a bit. Valley fold out a small tail. Now your elephant is ready to stand on his own four legs! Note that the floating eye in the pyramid from the backside of the dollar bill lines up quite nicely to be the eye of the elephant. Neat!
  • 35. www.origami-instructions.com 35 If you're performing this little stunt at a bar, we hear that these little fellas like peanuts.
  • 36. www.origami-instructions.com 36 Dog The origami dog is a simple animal that you can make from folded paper. It looks a lot like a dog with floppy ears. Start with a square piece of paper. If it is colored paper, put the colored side face down on the table as shown below. Then fold along the diagonal to give a triangle. Now fold the corners together and unfold, to give a crease as shown. Then fold the dog ears down, using the crease line as a guide. Next fold the top and bottom of the head, away from you. The dog is done! If you like, you can draw eyes, a nose and a mouth.
  • 37. www.origami-instructions.com 37
  • 38. www.origami-instructions.com 38 Crane There is a legend concerning the origami crane. This states that if someone makes one thousand cranes, their wish will be granted. So what are you waiting for? Follow our instructions below to get started on your first crane! Start with the bird base, below left. Fold the outside corners to the middle, as shown. Flip the piece over and repeat the fold. Now crease each lower "leg" of the piece as shown, in preparation for reverse folds. Using the reverse fold, make the neck and tail of the crane. Use a reverse fold to make the head of the crane. Now fold the wings down, one at a time.
  • 39. www.origami-instructions.com 39 Almost there. Pull the wings gently apart to open up the crane, and push down on the back of the bird to flatten it a bit. Now you're ready for the next nine-hundred and ninety-nine cranes!
  • 40. www.origami-instructions.com 40 Cow The origami cow is so life-like you can practically hear the "moos". We'll try to not milk this one for laughs. Start with a square piece of paper. Then make a water balloon base. Next fold the tip of the balloon base down the centerline. The tip should cover about half of the folded length. Now unfold the balloon base and squash fold it as shown.
  • 41. www.origami-instructions.com 41 You will end up with the pattern in the next photo. Now simply fold this in half to make the cow's body.
  • 42. www.origami-instructions.com 42 To make the cow's head, use another square of paper. Fold it in half with the colored side (if any) on the outside. Next fold each half upwards, as shown in the next two photos: Now crease the end of the folded rectangle, as shown below. The next three photos show how the head is folded. Each outside layer of the folded rectangle is squash-folded backwards.
  • 43. www.origami-instructions.com 43 Now reverse fold the nose of the cow (reverse folds are explained in the flapping bird instructions here). Then fold the cow's ears forward. Next, crease the neck of the cow at right angles to the head. Then do a reverse fold, as shown in these two photos:
  • 44. www.origami-instructions.com 44 To make the neck fit into the body, reverse fold the bottom of the neck as shown below. It can be tricky to get the right amount of fold: too little and it won't fit into the body, too much and the head will be front heavy and fall forward. You may want to use a small piece of tape or glue to keep the head in place. Now your cow is done. It can be decorated with pens, markers or crayons.
  • 45. www.origami-instructions.com 45 Origami. It's the cheese!TM
  • 46. www.origami-instructions.com 46 Cat This origami cat is one of the simplest animals that you can make out of folded paper. It is easy to customize the final look of the cat, to make it your very own. Start with a square piece of paper. Fold and crease it along the diagonal like so: The fold the left corner on top of the right, and crease the fold: Now unfold the triangle so it lays flat again. Then fold each corner upwards to make the ears:
  • 47. www.origami-instructions.com 47 Now fold the top corner over towards you: Now flip the cat over. Optional: draw eyes, a nose and whiskers on the front. What could be simpler! You can also combine this with a hat, to make an origami cat in the hat.
  • 48. www.origami-instructions.com 48 Butterfly The origami butterfly is easy to make, and is also a fun action toy. You can decorate it with colored pencils or crayons. Start with a square piece of paper. If it is colored paper, put the colored side face down on the table as shown below. Then fold along the diagonal to give a triangle. Next fold the triangle in half to make a smaller triangle. Then fold one corner upwards to make the first butterfly wing. Then fold the second wing upwards. Now open the butterfly out as shown, and it's done!
  • 49. www.origami-instructions.com 49 But wait, there's more! By gently pressing up and down on the body of the butterfly, as shown below, the wings will flap up and down. You can also decorate your butterfly to look like a real one or a picture that you've seen.
  • 50. www.origami-instructions.com 50 Bird Base The origami bird base can be used as a starting point for different types of birds, such as the crane and the flapping bird. Start with a square base (below left). Fold the corners inwards as shown in the next two photos, then unfold. This is to create crease marks. Now begin the petal fold. Lift the bottom corner upwards, and fold along the crease lines as shown.
  • 51. www.origami-instructions.com 51 Your bird base is now half-done. Flip the piece over, then fold in the three corners on the backside, to make crease marks. Now lift the bottom corner and do another petal fold.
  • 52. www.origami-instructions.com 52 Now your bird base is complete!
  • 53. www.origami-instructions.com 53 Square Base The origami square base is a starting point for many neat origami pieces, such as birds and frogs. It is simple to learn and to make. Start with a square piece of paper. Fold it on the diagonals, as well as on the North-South and East-West lines, as shown below. Note that the type of fold is important. A mountain fold means folding the halves away from you, so that the fold sticks up from the table, like a mountain. A valley fold means folding the halves away towards you, so that the fold is lower than the halves, like a valley. Place the colored side of the paper upwards, then fold the diagonals as valley folds, and the N-S and E-W folds as mountain folds, below left.
  • 54. www.origami-instructions.com 54 Now it will be very easy to simply collapse the piece of paper along the fold lines. It will collapse right into a square folded piece of paper. This is your square base!
  • 55. www.origami-instructions.com 55 Water Balloon Base The origami water balloon (also called water bomb) is an easy to make, working toy. Start with a square of paper. Then make mountain and valley folds as if you were making a square base. The difference is that the mountain and valley folds are reversed when compared to the square base. Now start to collapse the pre-folded piece of paper. You will end up with the folded triangle shown below. This piece occurs so often in origami that it has its own name, the balloon base (or water bomb base).
  • 56. www.origami-instructions.com 56 Now fold each of the four corners upwards as shown in the next three photos: Now fold the four horizontal corners into the center as shown: Use your finger to expand the little pocket as shown below. You are going to tuck the flap into the pocket. However, the flap must first be folded in two to make it small enough for the pocket.
  • 57. www.origami-instructions.com 57 This sequence shows the flap folded, then tucked in. Now fold and tuck in the other three flaps. Finally expand the balloon as shown below. First unfold the balloon partially, then blow gently into the hole at one end. At our school, we actually filled these with water for some recess hi- jinks...
  • 58. www.origami-instructions.com 58 End

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