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Traditional Origami Fish Instructions
Learn how to make a pretty origami fish! This traditional origami model is easy and only takes a couple of minutes to make, it's great for kids.
Carrying on with the ocean theme I've been enjoying lately, here is how to make an origami fish, this traditional origami fish starts with an origami windmill base (which is shown). This is a great origami model to learn with your kids.
Why not make an origami 'Shikishi' which is a themed display, use some blue paper, put some fish in the... water, add a Turtle, maybe a sail boat on top, perhaps an Origami Swan and make a pretty picture to display in your home.
Today we have an origami diagram to work with! Most of the time I make photo tutorials, but this is a diagram I recently put together.
When following origami diagrams, it's useful to look at the step you need to do next, as well as the one after that, to see what it needs to look like.
For this fish, you'll need one sheet of square paper, I'd suggest starting with regular 15 x 15 cm origami paper.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Traditional Origami Fish Diagram - Page 1
1. Fold the paper in half both ways and unfold.
2. Fold the left and right edges to the middle.
3. Fold the top and bottom edges to the center.
4. Unfold the top and bottom flaps.
5. Pull the left and right flaps from the middle up and out to the sides.
6. Squash the bottom edge to the center.
7. Repeat the last few steps on the top section.
8. Fold the top left and bottom left points as shown.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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Traditional Origami Fish Diagram - Page 2
9. Fold the corner with the green dot up to the red dot.
10. Fold the flap down from the center as shown.
11 and 12. Repeat the last couple steps on the top section.
13. Fold the top and corners to the right as shown.
14. This is what it should look like.
15. Flip the model over to the other side.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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Traditional Origami Fish Diagram - Page 3
16. Now you can push the mouth area in a bit and draw an eye, or you could also draw the mouth too!
I hope you enjoyed making your origami fish! Remember that origami can take practice, make another one and it will be better than the first one!
For more tutorials and also video instructions, I run a channel called Paper Kawaii on YouTube, also check out some of my websites below.