A great craft project that can keep you entertained is this origami car. It may be a bit tricky to do, but this step-by-step instruction will help you make an awesome paper car. Get a piece of paper, and let’s get folding!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hard
Start with a piece of square origami paper. It is better to use a paper that has color on one side. That way, the instructions are more clear. Face the colored side upward and then diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well and unfold.
The next step is to fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.
See the creases made in step 1 and 2, these creases will help form the square base. This base will form the origami car.
Simply collapse the piece of paper along the fold lines. Keep collapsing until it forms a square.
Keep on collapsing the origami until it looks like the left image. It will also help if you bring the top left and bottom right corners together. Once the origami looks like the left image, flatten it to form a square. This is the square base. Now rotate it into a diamond like the right image.
Horizontally fold the paper downwards along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well.
Lift the outer layer upwards to the top part. Fold it upwards along the crease made in step 6.
Squash the origami paper on both sides to form a diamond.
Fold the right corner to the left. Follow the dashed line for guidance.
Mountain fold the left corner along the dashed lines. The origami paper should look like the next step.
Turn the origami paper to the other side.
Mountain fold the flap made in step 10 so it is inside.
Bring the bottom half part of the origami car to the back.
Fold the top layer downwards in half. Make sure to fold the outer layer ONLY.
Repeat step 14 at the back outer layer of the paper.
Rotate the origami car 180 degrees counterclockwise. Then, flip the paper around.
Bring the top corner downwards along the dashed line. Fold the top layer ONLY.
Repeat step 19 on the other side. Make sure to fold the outer bottom layer only.
Tuck the front and back bottom corner flaps inward to the pocket.
Make an inside reverse fold at the top corner. To make an inside reverse fold, make a crease along the dotted line, then push the top corner down inwards to the center then flatten.
The shape of the car’s hood should look like this. Make an inside reverse fold as shown. This will make the wheels of the car.