Follow the instructions to make this Origami Whale
These origami whale instructions were put together for Arkive, an online image library dedicated to endangered species. This origami whale does have one tricky fold which I’ve been careful to give clear and simple instructions for. Aside from that, it is fairly simple to make.
Step 1: Begin with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5×11 paper,
follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the left corner to the right corner, then unfold.
Step 3: Fold the lower left and right edges to the center, then unfold.
Step 4: Now fold the upper left and right edges to the center, then unfold.
Step 5: Fold the top corner to the bottom corner, then unfold.
Step 6: Let’s work on the fins. Pinch the left and right corners with both hands and bring the corners to meet at the center.
Step 7: Fold the fins back against the top half.
Step 8: Fold the top corner down until it meets with the corners of the fin, then unfold.
Step 9: Turn the figure over.
Step 10: Fold the top corner down at the crease you made from Step 8.
Step 11: Fold in a portion of the left and right corners. Try to make the folds even on both sides.
Step 12: Fold in half by folding the entire right side of the figure over to the left.
Step 13: Fold down the fin (loose flap).
Step 14: Turn over.
Step 15: Now fold down the other fin.
Step 16: Create the tail by folding the bottom corner of the figure to the side, then unfold.
Step 17: Now we’ll attempt an outside reverse fold.
Open the the whale and bend the tail backwards along the crease. Both sides of the tail sould wrap around the edge.
Step 18: Finish! Your tail should look like this when you’re done.
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