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Exploring Origami

Let's Make Origami!


Level: Difficult

  1. 1

    Fold the paper in half downwards to make a triangle. Next, fold in half again horizontally, and unfold right away.

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  2. 2

    Fold the corners down to meet at the bottom tip.

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  3. 3

    Fold the two tips up to meet at the top.

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  4. 4

    Fold the two corners outward just a bit.

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  5. 5

    Fold the front of the bottom corner up, but don't make it go all the way to the top.

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  6. 6

    Fold the remaining edge upward to form an extra strip at the center of the figure.

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  7. 7

    Fold the bottom of the paper back behind the figure.

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  8. 8

    At this point you have completed one origami figure, the soldier's helmet. Now insert your fingers into the helmet and fold it so the two side corners meet.

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  9. 9

    Cut an opening along the bottom right of the figure. Don't cut all the way to the side corner!

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  10. 10

    Make a line by folding and then unfolding.

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  11. 11

    Fold the flap on the right side down to form the tail fin of the fish.

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  12. 12

    Your goldfish is complete!

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