Carmi is a stay-at-home mom, retired agriculturist and mother to two beautiful girls. An origami lover and craft enthusiast. When she's not folding, she tends her beautiful garden. She also loves to cook!

  • Cute and Easy Origami Cat – Origami Animal Tutorial for Beginners – Paper Cat – DIY

    This video will show you how to make an easy origami paper cat. It is composed of two parts. The head and the body.

    In this tutorial for beginners, I used:

    • 2x origami paper (1 for the head, 1 for the body)
    • Paper size: 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″)
    • pen



    I got the origami paper from Craft Haven on Amazon.com. Watch the full tutorial below:

    This origami cat tutorial is super easy and simple, fun to make, and is best shared with friends. I hope you’ll learn from it!

    Or you can follow the written origami tutorial instruction below:

    Part 1: Cat Head 
    Step 1: Use 1 origami paper, color side down.
    Step 2: Fold the paper diagonally, mark the center point. Unfold.
    Step 3: Fold the top down where the tip meets the center point. Then fold it over the center crease.
    Step 4: Take one side of the model and fold towards the center. Repeat on the other side.
    Step 5: Fold the right and left flaps upward as shown below to form the cat ears.
    Step 6: Fold the top tip downwards.
    Step 7: Turn the model over.
    Step 8: Fold the bottom tip upwards as shown below.
    Step 9: Fold down the nose tip.
    Step 10: Draw some eyes and whiskers.



    Part 2: Cat Body
    Step 1: Use the same size of origami paper for the cat body. Fold it in half diagonally. Unfold.
    Step 2: Fold both sides towards the center crease.
    Step 3: Fold the paper in half following the center crease. Crease well.
    Step 4: Position paper this way for the cat tail.
    Step 5: Make a fold following the invisible line as shown below. Crease well.
    Step 6: Make a new fold as indicated below. Crease well.
    Step 7: Unfold the last two folds. Following the visible creases, take the right tail part over to the left and squash it down.
    Step 8: Fold the tail upwards following the invisible line as shown below.
    Step 9: Fold the tail in half.
    Step 10: Add the cat’s head to the body. Position to your liking!

     

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  • How To Make Origami Elephant – Easy Origami – Origami Tutorial for Beginners

    1. Take a square sheet of origami paper. White side-up if you are using a one-sided paper. Fold in half diagonally. Unfold.

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    2. Take top edge and fold towards the diagonal crease.

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    3. Take left edge and fold towards the diagonal crease.

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    4. Flip the model over and position this way.

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    5. Take the top corner and fold downward so the tips meet.

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    6. Take the upper flap and fold upward to make a small pleat.

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    7. Turn over the model. Fold the bottom corner upward where tip meets the center of the nearest crease.

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    8. Fold the item in half to the left.

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    9. Open the item and fold from the inside to make pleats triangular. Do the other side of the model. 

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    10. To make the head, fold inward the top part of the model.

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    11. To make the trunk, fold inward

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    12. Fold the tip of the trunk inward.

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    Draw some eyes, and the elephant is COMPLETE!

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  • How To Make Origami Dog – Easy Origami – Origami Tutorial for Beginners

    1. Take one origami sheet, white-up if you are using a one-sided origami paper.

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    2. Fold diagonally. Unfold.

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    3. Fold top and left edge inward toward the diagonal center crease.

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    4. Fold the item over.

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    5. Fold the model in half downward where both tips meet. And then fold upper layer upward making a pleat.

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    6. Turn the model over.

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    7. Fold the bottom corner upward.

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    8. Take the top corner and bring to a fold downward where it meets the bottom corner. Then take it upward then fold making a pleat.

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    9. Take the top corner and fold downward.

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    10. Take the bottom triangle and fold downward.

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    11. Fold the model in half to the left.

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    12. Turn the middle part inside out.

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    Optional: You can pull out the dog’s tail and nose to give it some angle. 

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    Draw some eyes!

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  • How To Make Origami Dinosaur – Origami Tutorials for Beginners – Easy Origami

    1. Take a piece of origami paper.  White side-up if you are using one-sided folding sheet. Fold in half diagonally to make a crease and unfold.

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    2. Fold the other side diagonally. Unfold.

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    3. Fold in half sideways and unfold.

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    4. Fold in half downward and unfold.

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    5. Position the model this way.

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    6. Following the creases previously created, fold the left and right corners inward and fold the model this way.

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    7. Take the left and right corners and fold inward where the edges meet the center line.

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    8. Fold the top corner downward to make a crease and unfold.

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    9. Unfold also the corners.         

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    10. Open the upper layer and fold this way.

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    11. Turn the model over and open the remaining layer, and then fold.

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    12. Take the upper flap and bring to a fold downward.

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    13. Fold the model in half to the left.

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    14. Take the upper flap and fold horizontally toward the left. Repeat step # on the other side.

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    15. Slightly open the model, take the upper outer  part of the model and fold inside out.

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    16. Fold the right flap inside out to make the head.

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    17. To make the muzzle, fold the tip inward.

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    18. Open the model and fold the middle tip inward to create the forelegs.

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    19. Fold the two left flaps along the chest line. Unfold.

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    20. Fold the same flaps making vertical creases. Unfold.

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    21. Fold both flaps inward (the diagonal/slanting crease) and then outward (vertical crease).

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    Your Origami Dinosaur is now COMPLETE!

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  • How To Make Origami Jumping Frog – Origami Tutorials for Beginners – Easy Origami

    1. Take a square piece of paper. White side-up if you are using a one-sided origami paper. Fold in half sideways.

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    2. Take the upper left corner and fold to the right where the edges meet. Unfold.

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    3. Take the upper right corner and fold to the left where the edges meet. Unfold. The “X” creases will be visible to you now.

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    4. Take the top edge and fold making a center crease along the “X” creases. Unfold.

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    5. Following the creases you’ve just created, place your index fingers behind the top part of the model, push inward and fold.

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    6. Create the forelegs. Fold the upper flaps upward.

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    7. Fold the bottom part in half upward.

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    8. Lift the right foreleg, take the right part of the model and fold in half where the edge meets the center line.

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    9. Lift the left foreleg, take the left part of the model and fold in half where the edge meets the center line.

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    10. Fold the bottom part upward. Unfold.

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    11. Open the bottom part of the model, fold the edges outward.

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    12. Following the previous creases, bring the bottom part to a fold upward folding the model this way:

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    13. Bring the left and right corners to a fold inward where the edges meet together.

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    14. Take the lower inner edges and fold outward making the hind legs.

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    15. Fold the lower body of the frog upward, then fold downward making a pleat.

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    16. Flip your model over. And your jumping frog is now COMPLETE!

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