Easy Origami Paper Making Step By Step

Easy Origami Animals 

One of my favorite things to make with my kids is easy origami animals. I just love the fact that all you need really is some basic craft materials that you can find in your house, colored paper, scissors, and a marker! 

Now you just need an easy origami step by step guide on how to make you favorite origami animals. 

Provided in this article, are several easy origami animals step-by-step tutorials for you and your kids origami making fun. This also provides opportunities for parent-child communication while having fun. So let’s start folding! 

Origami paper is usually a square shape, if you are using paper that is not square, you can use 8.5 x 11 color paper fold in the broken line, and cut the excess rectangle, then you can create a square. 

Origami Paper Making:

Fold it back and cut, now you will have an even square piece of paper

Materials:

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker/Pen/Pencil
easy origami materials needed

1. Easy Cat Origami

This is an easy origami cat that uses 1 piece of paper for the cat head. The  result is a 

Step 1-  Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom corner to the top corner and crease well.

Cat Origami
Cat Origami

Step 2- Fold in half again by folding left corner to right corner and unfold.

Cat Origami

Step 3-  Take the right point and bring it up and to the right at an angle away from the top point. Do the same on another side. This will serve as the ears of the cat.

Cat Origami

Step 4- Fold a portion of the top corner down.

Cat Origami

Step 5-  Flip the paper and the origami cat face is complete!

Cat Origami

Step 6- Yehey! you can draw a cute cat face on it and other details that you prefer.

Cat Origami

Create this easy origami cat and you can give it to your friend who is a cat lover, for sure he/she will love it. You can also use this as a book/notebook marker. It will remind you of the fun you had while creating this easy origami cat with your kids.

2. Easy Horse Origami

This easy origami horse is one of the best-looking, and it's also fairly simple to fold. However, have a few more stages than the typical simple origami, and there are some inside reverse folds. 

Don't panic if you don't know what an inside reverse fold is. It's easy, as the step-by-step instructions provided. 

Step1-  Start with a square piece of origami paper and fold the paper in half from top corner to bottom corner.

Horse Origami
Horse Origami

Step 2- Fold in half again from the left corner to the right corner. 

Horse Origami

Step 3- Fold the top sheet into a squash fold. Then open the top layer and fold down while creasing the sides.

Horse Origami
Horse Origami

Step 4- Flip over the paper. 

Horse Origami

Step 5 - Squash fold the other flap. To do this, make the left flap stand vertically, then open up and squash down. 

Horse Origami
Horse Origami
Horse Origami

Step 6 -  Fold the right and left sides of the upper layer to the center. 

Horse Origami

Step 7 - Fold the top corner down.

Horse Origami

Step 8 - Unfold the top and sides.

Horse Origami

Step 9 - With a scissors, cut only the upper layer straight down the middle of the broken line, but stop at the top crease or in the straight line. Careful not to cut anything else.

Horse Origami

Step 10 - Fold up the flaps that you just cut as shown in the picture.

Horse Origami

Step 11 -  Fold the left and right sides along the crease to the center.

Horse Origami
Horse Origami

Step 12 - Turn it over.

Horse Origami

Step 13 - Fold the left and right sides to the center.

Horse Origami
Horse Origami

Step 14 - Fold the top down.

Horse Origami

Step 15 - Just like in step 9 With a scissors, cut only the upper layer straight down the middle of the broken line, but stop at the top crease or in the straight line. Careful not to cut anything else.

Horse Origami

Step 16 - Fold the flaps again.

Horse Origami

Step 17 - Fold the flaps along the crease to the center.

Horse Origami

Step 18 - Rotate upside down

Horse Origami

Step 19 - This will serve as the head, with an inside reverse fold. Open the left tip a little so you can bend a small portion of it down, then bend the tip in and crease the sides. 

Horse Origami

Step 20 - Fold the tail down as shown.

Horse Origami

Step 21 - Unfold the Tail

Horse Origami

Step 22 - Inside reverse fold the tail. To do this, open the tail and fold down at the crease, then crease together.

Horse Origami
Horse Origami

Step 23 - Great job! Neigh, neigh! 

Horse Origami

So that's it for the easy horse origami, just follow these simple steps.

You can include this in children’s parties as a fun kids party game.Sounds fun!

 

3. Easy Pig Origami

The easy origami pig requires basic folds, no squash, inside or reverses outside folds and the result is adorable. 

Step 1 - Start with a square piece of origami paper and make two folds on a diagonal axis crease well and unfold.

Pig Origami
Pig Origami
Pig Origami
Pig Origami

Step  2 - Fold the side corner and meet in the center.

Pig Origami

Step 3 - Bring the half into half down to meet the bottom, folding the paper half.

Pig Origami

Step 4 -  Make the fold at the dashed line as shown.

Pig Origami
Pig Origami

Step 5 -  Fold down the tip of the nose and fold the top half of the paper only.  For the ears fold towards the two corners.

Pig Origami

Step 6 - Your easy pig origami is completed! Now for the fun part,  it’s time to decorate!

Pig Origami

This easy pig origami is one of the easiest origami animals on this list, and as a bonus you can even  attach a popsicle stick at the back and use it for puppet or three little pig storytelling.

 

4. Easy Lion Origami

The king of the forest, the easy lion origami

Step 1 - Start with a square sheet of origami paper and Fold the left half to the right, corner to corner, then unfold.

Lion Origami
Lion Origami
Lion Origami

Step 2 -  Fold the top half down, then unfold again.

Lion Origami
Lion Origami

Step 3 - Fold a part of the bottom corner up as shown in the picture.

Lion Origami

Step 4 - Fold the right and left corners in the above horizontal crease just like in the picture.

Lion Origami

Step 5 -  Flip the paper horizontally. 

Lion Origami

Step 6 - Fold down the top part, beginning slightly below the halfway crease.

Lion Origami

Step 7 - Flip the lion over.

Lion Origami

Step 8 -  Ready to draw the details.

Lion Origami

This Origami lion is a favorite easy origami for boys in particular. Let me hear you Roarrr!

 

5. Easy Crab Origami

Just so you know, you can't eat this one :) The easy crab origami is great to do as a summer origami. 

Step 1 - Start with a square sheet of origami paper and  Fold the paper in half

Crab Origami
Crab Origami

Step 2 - Fold the paper again 

Crab Origami

Step 3 - Open up the top flap of paper over to the right. 

Crab Origami

Step 4 - Squash fold this flap flat.

Crab Origami

Step 5 -  Flip the paper over. Open up the top flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Crab Origami

Step 6 -  Fold the top two flaps of paper behind along the dotted lines.

Crab Origami

Step 7 - Flip the paper.

Crab Origami

Step 8 -  Fold the bottom part like in the image.

Crab Origami
 

Step 9 - Fold the side flaps of paper down.

Crab Origami

Step 10 -  Flip the paper.

Crab Origami

Step 11 - Your crab is missing something so it’s time to add some features.

Crab Origami

The easy origami crab won't bite :) It's a very easy origami animal, and provides lots of character with their beady eyes. Make them in a few colors so they have some crab friends!

6. Easy Shark Origami

Step 1 - Start with a square piece of origami paper and fold it in two, putting the opposite corners together to form a diagonal fold.

Shark Origami
Shark Origami

Step 2 - Fold one side inwards aligning the edge with the center crease.

Shark Origami

Step 3 - Do the same on the other side.

Shark Origami

Step 4 - Fold the lower corner up to meet the upper one.

Shark Origami

Step 5 - Fold the corner up to meet the middle one.

Shark Origami
Step 6 - Fold the corner like in the picture you can create a three horizontal line.
Shark Origami
Step 7 - Release the fold and cut a small piece off the corner to the fold line. It will serve as the dorsal fin.
Shark Origami
Step 8 - Cut the tail part until the third line.
Shark Origami

Step 9 - Fold the corner on each side.

Shark Origami

Step 10 - Fold the workpiece in two along the very first diagonal fold and unfold the cut dorsal fin of shark.

Shark Origami

Step 11 - Fold one part of the ‘tail’ to the side.

Shark Origami

Step 12 - Draw the eyes and the predatory grin. The origami shark is ready!

Shark Origami

7. Easy Snake Origami

    Step 1 - Start with a square piece of origami paper and fold the dotted lines and unfold.

    Snake Origami
    Shark Origami

      Step 2 - Fold the centerline.

      Shark Origami

      Step 3 - Fold to meet the centerline.

      Shark Origami

      Step 4 - Unfold.

      Shark Origami

      Step 5 - Fold the bottom part till the broken line.

      Shark Origami

      Step 6 -  Fold the in the dotted line.

      Shark Origami

      Step 7 - Fold in the dotted line.

      Shark Origami

      Step 8 - Fold the same 5, 6, and 7 steps.

      Shark Origami
      Shark Origami
      Shark Origami

        Step 9 - Fold in half

        Shark Origami

        Step 10 - Ready to draw eyes or glue googly eyes

        Shark Origami
        Snake Origami

        8. Easy Rabbit Origami

        Step 1 - Start with a square piece of origami paper and Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom corner to the top corner, then unfold.

        Rabbit Origami
        Rabbit Origami

          Step 2 - Now fold the left corner to the right corner, then unfold.

          Rabbit Origami
          Rabbit Origami

            Step 3 - Fold a small portion of the triangle base up as shown.

            Step 4 -  Fold the left and right bottom edges up at the center as shown. These are the origami rabbit ears.

            Rabbit Origami
            Rabbit Origami

            Step 5 - Turn the figure over.

            Rabbit Origami

            Step 6 - Fold the top corner and bottom of the head down as shown.

            Rabbit Origami

            Step 7 - Turn the figure and fold the left and right side.

            Rabbit Origami

            Step 8 -  Turn the figure over. Ready to draw on the face and you're done.

            Rabbit Origami
            Rabbit Origami

            9. Easy Bear Origami

            Step 1 - Start with a square piece of origami paper and Fold the paper in half by folding the bottom corner to the top corner.

            Bear Origami
            Bear Origami

            Step 2 - Fold in half diagonally again the other direction and unfold

            Bear Origami
            Bear Origami

            Step 3 - Take the top corner and fold it in about halfway

            Bear Origami

            Step 4 - Do the same to the other side.

            Bear Origami

            Step 5 - Now fold the same corners back out the other direction and do the same on the other side.

            Bear Origami
            Bear Origami

            Step 7 - Fold the same corners down once more

            Bear Origami

            Step 8 - Fold only one layer of the bottom corner up

            Bear Origami

            Step 9 - Turm the paper

            Bear Origami

            Step 10 - Fold the other layer of the bottom corner up

            Bear Origami

            Step11 -  Fold the top layer up once more to create an area for the mouth.

            Bear Origami

            Step 12 - Ready to add some eyes, nose, and a mouth

            Bear Origami

             

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