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Origami Penguin

The origami penguin is a bit challenging but fun to make.


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


Origami Penguin Step 1: Start with a piece of origami paper that is black on one (1) side. The other side can be white or orange.

Fold the paper in half with the non-black side facing out. Then fold and unfold along the dotted line as shown below right:






Origami Penguin Step 2: Now make a squash fold by carefully following the sequence of the next four (4) pictures:03-origami-penguin







Origami Penguin Step 3: Now flip the model over, and repeat those last four (4) steps on the other side. It will then look like the photo below left. Follow the next four (4) photos to make another squash fold:









Origami Penguin Step 4: Now flip the piece over and repeat that squash fold on the backside. Then unfold the model along the centerline, moving point A upwards.






Origami Penguin Step 5: Now fold point B over as shown, then re-fold the model in half lengthwise as shown.




Origami Penguin Step 6: Fold the flipper of the origami penguin towards the front of the body as shown in the two (2) photos below:






Origami Penguin Step 7: Next fold the other flipper (below left). We're getting close! Just need to make the head of the penguin. Crease the head along the dotted line shown, then make a reverse outside fold. It will be easier to do this if you unfold the body of the penguin while folding the head down. The result should be like the photo below right:






Origami Penguin Step 8: Now do two (2) reverse folds to make the beak of the penguin:






Origami Penguin Step 9: And there you have it! An Antartic-dwelling origami penguin!



From reader in London:

origami penguin



From Imre in Noord-brabant Netherlands "Hey, It's me imre. This is my second origami. I really love penguins so i thought I gotta do this I didnt really do the beak right but I am really proud of it."

Imre - This is not an easy origami so you should really be proud of yourself for doing so well!




From Justin in McMurdo Station, Antarctica " I had fun making the Origami Penguin!"




From Adrian in Sydney " Heres my origami penguin, dinosaur and shuriken. hope you like them. "




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From Beatrice in New York:




From reader in Raleigh " Me and my brother made these penguins together. I took some creative liberties on the beak. "



From Oliver in Exmouth " Introducing my origami penguins named Groucho, Chico and Harpo. "



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