Follow the steps below to make this handsome Origami horse.
I belive this origami horse is one of the best looking ones out there that is also pretty easy to fold. However, it does have more steps than your average easy origami, and there are a couple of inside reverse folds. If you don’t know what an inside reverse fold is, don’t worry. It’s easy and the step by step instructions and pictures will show you.
One other thing I want to mention about this origami horse is that it does require scissors. Purists will say this isn’t exactly origami then, but the average person doesn’t really care. The cuts allow this horse to be one of the “handsomest” origamis out there without being too complex to fold.
Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper, but if you only have regular 8.5×11 paper,
follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half from top corner to bottom corner.
Step 3: Fold in half again from left corner to right corner.
Step 4: Squash fold the upper layer. To do this, open the upper layer and fold down while creasing the sides.
Step 5: Turn over.
Step 6: Now squash fold the other flap. To do this, make the left flap stand vertically, then open up and squash down.
Step 7: Fold the left and right sides of the upper layer to the center.
Step 8: Fold the top corner down.
Step 9: Unfold the top and sides.
Step 10: With a scissor, cut only the upper layer straight down the middle, but stop at the top crease. Careful not to cut anything else.
Step 11: Fold up the flaps that you just cut as shown in the picture.
Step 12: Fold the left and right sides along the crease to the center.
Step 13: Turn over.
Step 14: Fold the left and right sides to the center.
Step 15: Fold the top down.
Step 16: Unfold the top and sides.
Step 17: Like before, cut straight down the middle of the top layer, but stopping at the crease. Be careful not to cut anything else below the layer.
Step 18: Fold the flaps up like before.
Step 19: Fold the flaps along the crease to the center.
Step 20: Rotate upside down.
Step 21: Now we’ll create 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.
Step 22: Fold the tail down as shown.
Step 23: Unfold the tail.
Step 24: Inside reverse fold the tail. To do this, open the tail and fold down at the crease, then crease together.
Step 25: Finish. Good job!.
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