Hey, everyone! I’m here to introduce a new thing here on Epic Stuffz. Foldigami Fridays are here! Every Friday, we will show the steps to making a certain origami figure (different one each week). The important thing is to have fun and never give up, no matter how hard it may seem to you!
We’ll start with the seahorse!
Step 1: Fish base
To do this, first take a square piece of paper.
Start by turning it so that it looks like this:
Fold the left and right corners into the center:
Fold it in half horizontally:
Fold the edges in, at the same time opening the flaps and folding them down:
Fold the flap down:
Step 2: fold in half.
Step 3: fold the bottom edge of the flap upwards:
Step 4: fold tip down:
Step 5: repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other side.
Step 6: fold left edge to right edge.
Step 7: repeat on other side.
Step 8: fold the top part back, reversing the fold so it looks like this. It is a little hard, but don’t be afraid to accidentally squash it. It happens.
Step 9: fold the tip back.
Step 10: do another reverse fold to fold the top part back. This will be the head.
Step 11: make a pleat fold like that for the snout.
Step 12: make several pleat folds on the tail.
Step 13: Draw a face and name it! 😀
Tip: What to do with extra scraps of paper
Step 1: get the scraps.
Step 2: if it is very thick, fold it in half vertically.
Step 3: fold it in half horizontally.
Step 4: Fold the flap up halfway. Repeat on the other side.
Step 5: It should look something like this.
Step 6: fold the flap down halfway. Repeat on the other side.
Step 7: If the half-formed thing is collapsing on itself, try to fold the top so that it stays in place a little easier.
Step 8: It should look somewhat like this from the front.
Step 9: make three tears/cuts on each side at the bottom of the flap.
Step 10: Your spider is now complete!
If you don’t want to make a spider, then you can always play around with it. I’ve found that random folds can often lead to some new creation. Whatever you do, it is important to be creative and have fun!