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Origami Animals

Origami animals are popular projects for paper folders because of the diverse array of designs that are available. You can find instructions for origami zoo animals as well as origami sea animals. There are origami animals for beginners that require only a few steps, as well as 3D origami animals that will take several hours to fold.

Origami Crane Instructions
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.

How to Fold an Origami Rooster
Learning how to fold an origami rooster is a good way to introduce younger paper folders to important concepts like the squash fold and inside reverse fold.

Folding Origami Lovebirds
Learn how to make a cute card for Valentine's Day by folding an easy origami lovebird. This is a fun project for children ages eight and up.

How to Fold an Origami Jumping Frog
Origami jumping frogs are easy to make and fun for children to play with.

How to Make an Origami Easter Bunny Finger Puppet
Learn how to make an origami Easter Bunny finger puppet. This simple paper folding project is a good introduction to origami for preschool children and kids in the early elementary grades.

Origami Butterfly Instructions
It is not difficult to make a simple origami butterfly. The origami butterfly instructions in this tutorial are suitable for children ages 6 and up.

How to Make an Origami Swan
Learn how to fold a simple origami swan. This traditional design is a great easy origami project for beginners.

How to Fold an Origami Dinosaur
Learn how to fold an origami Omeisaurus, a dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period.

An Introduction to Dinosaur Origami
Learn more about the art of folding origami dinosaurs.

Origami Cat Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami cat from a single sheet of colored origami paper.

Origami Turkey Instructions
Celebrate Thanksgiving by folding an easy origami turkey using the kite base form. This origami bird is a great Thanksgiving Day project for paper folders of all ages.

What Does the Fox Say?: How to Make an Origami Fox Puppet
Learn how to make a simple origami fox puppet that can be used to put on puppet shows or dance to the hit Ylvis song "What Does the Fox Say?"

How to Fold an Easy Origami Horse
Learn how to fold a simple origami horse from the square base form, using a single sheet of paper and two strategically placed cuts.

Inflatable Origami Bunny Craft
Learn how to create an inflatable origami bunny using a modification of the traditional origami balloon model.

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