Make these Cute Origami Animals- Easy to Fold

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Make these Cute Origami Animals- Easy to Fold :: My Canadian friends came just back from a fancy Japanese restaurant in Brighton, with a whole stack of origami folding ideas. They told me how much fun they had. Origami Animals are a cool crafts kids can do. A perfect summer vacation activity. With these free tutorials for origami animals, you and your kids can easily make a forest, farm, sea or zoo.

Origami Materials Needed

Origami Paper – Buy at Amazongorgeous options and all sizes available.

Origami Precision Scissors – Buy at Amazon

Some people use other folding tools, but you don’t really need them.

Origami Animals Folding Instructions

I started making origami hearts. Then I made the butterflies. Hopefully, you followed along…. Now I invite you to make a world of origami animals with me:

Origami Fox

This origami fox designed by Daniel Chang is my favorite. I love how the brown and the white paper line up to create fox-like details. To me, that’s origami at its best.

origami animals, origami fox, photo by HowAboutOrange
BABY FOX Origami template designed by Daniel Chang at KeepFoldingOn: Download

Learn from Akira Yoshizawa,Master of Modern Origami

I just learned from an origami-aficionado who wrote to me about this article that the first origami butterflies (and many other animals) were designed by Akira Yoshizawa. According to her, he is the founder of modern Origami.

Have a look at his AWESOME, brand-new origami book called ‘Akira Yoshizawa, Japan’s Greatest Origami Master’, (featuring over 60 Models and 1000 Diagrams by the Master (origami monkeys, crickets, goldfish, penguins, trees, grass, Japanese wizards and monks and so much more!)

More Origami Animals Folding Instructions

Origami Butterfly

You might also like to try our own very detailed step-by-step tutorial

to make your own stunning Origami Butterflies.
Origami animals, origami butterfly, photo by FineCraftGuild.com

Origami Butterfly – Tutorial

Cute Origami Elephant

This little origami elephant by Li Jun’s is just too cute!!!

Where is my origami folding paper (#ad)?!

I want to make one.

origami animals, origami elephant
ELEPHANT Origami Tutorial video by Yo Nakashima of Li Jun’s design: Download

Origami Whale

Another great design is this origami whale. Aparently, it’s a traditional origami folding model, although I had not seen this one before.


origami animals, origami whale, photo by HowAboutOrange

WHALE Origami tutorial, aparently a traditional model, obtain the tutorial via Origami-make: Download

Photo credit for all three animals: HowAboutOrange.blogspot.com

Build Habitat for Origami Animals – Free Printable Downloads

  • FOREST HABITAT, paper craft background for wall art, by JessicaJones from JessicaJonesDesign.com: Download
  • SEA HABITAT, paper craft background for wall art, also by Jessica: Download.

The woods and the sea templates allow you to make adorable wall art featuring your origami project. Or glue them onto a recycled cereal box cut into a stage to make a wonderful environment for your kids to play with their new paper toys.

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