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Easy Origami Elephant for Kids

This is a cute and easy origami elephant for kids to fold. It only requires a few simple steps and they get to draw in the details at the end.


Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page!



This origami elephant is easy enough for kids and begineers. If you're looking for a more challening and realistic elephant, then you should try the dollar bill origami elephant.

Thanks to our reader from Independence who submitted a photo of this easy origami elephant. Check out the picture at the end of this page!


Easy Origami Elephant Step 1: Start with a square 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) origami paper color side down.



Easy Origami Elephant Step 2: Fold it in half (valley fold) and open it back up.



Easy Origami Elephant Step 3: Now fold it right to left and open back up.



Easy Origami Elephant Step 4: Now, you will fold the top left corner at an angle to meet the center crease.



Easy Origami Elephant Step 5: Fold the paper in half - bring the top edge down to meet the bottom edge. (Mountain Fold).




Easy Origami Elephant Step 6: Now fold the left side to meet the center crease:



Easy Origami Elephant Step 7: Open up the fold you just made.




Easy Origami Elephant Step 8: Make a squash fold.





Easy Origami Elephant Step 9: OK, you can either stop here and draw in the eyes or continue to Step 10.




Easy Origami Elephant Step 10: Make a small fold on the top right:



and get this easy origami elephant!




Reader submitted photo below!




From reader in leidschendam:




From reader in Louisiana " I made a origami elephant. It was very complicated. But, I made it after two tries.I was very proud when I finally made it.Here's my origami elephant. I hope you like it. "

Glad you finished it even though it's complicated. Good job!




From reader in Longmont:




From readerin Missisauga:




From reader in Rotherham " this is really easy to make!!! :) <3 "



From Chris in Granada Hills "Origami Elephant."



From reader in Cincinnati " This is my Origami Elephant! This was my first one and now I'm making tons of them! I messed up with the squash fold a little bit so there are some extra creases on accident! Thanks for teaching me so much about Origami! Your site is the best! So many different choices to choose from! I love the animal ones. "




From Jillian in Monrovia " My elephant was so easy to make. i put it in my binder.. and everyone who sees it wants me to make one for them...i will if they give me a dollarr.!(; "




From reader in Glasgow "Origami Elephant":




From reader in Baguio City " origami cute elephant!!!! =) "




From Alix in Oldham " this is my origami elephant (easy) and it was so simple i'm making it again."




From reader in Newcastle " Like my elephant i found this one very easy but fun to make with my little bro who is 5 haha "




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