Origami Dinosaur Instructions
Wanna make a cute Origami Dinosaur? Follow these instructions
- Crease the paper in half. Position a sheet of square origami paper directly in front of you so that it looks like a diamond, with one corner at the top and one at the bottom. Fold the right corner over to meet the left corner. Crease well, and then unfold.
- Fold the top right edge of the paper in until it meets the crease at the center of the paper. Fold the top left edge in the same way so that it meets at the center crease.
- Valley folds the lower left side up and in until the edge of this side meets the bottom edge of your previously folded top portions. you should only crease the center of this fold and not the entire length. The center of your creased portion should intersect with the first pre-crease you created in an earlier step.
- Bring the top tip down until it meets the point at which your two pre-creases intersect.
- You should see what appear to be a large triangle on the bottom and two quadrilaterals on the top. Take the inside bottom corner of each quadrilateral portion and valley fold it outward as far as the paper will allow you to fold before tearing.
- You should be able to distinguish a downward pointing center triangle. Take the tip of this triangle and fold it up, straightening it out.
- Fold the lowest corner of the center diamond up so that it meets somewhere along the center of the upper tip, but not quite at the very top.
- Notice two triangular flaps meeting at the center of paper. Fold these flaps outward as far as possible while still remaining flat and without tearing them.
- Feel the back of the paper. There should be a flap along the back that is loose enough to move without affecting the rest of the structure. Unfold this flap and bring it straight down.
- Pleat the top of the shape, positioning the pleating so that the mountain fold hits the crease separating the tip of the structure from the main part of the rectangular body. Valleys fold the diagonal bottom sides in as far as they will go without ripping.
- Valley fold along the bottom-most crease you can find. Mountain folds a narrow strip just above this valley fold to complete the pleat. The first mountain fold should be at the very tip of the paper. For the second, mountain folds the model in half lengthwise.
- There is no set position for the head, so use your eye to determine what might look best. The head lies at the top tip right now. As a general rule, do not fold the head so far that it overlaps any of the legs or body.Your cute Origami Dinosaur has been completed, enjoy!