If you’re a big cat lover, then this origami is great for you! This cat origami is an easy activity for kids and beginners. The instructions for this paper origami are quite long, but the folds are mostly simple to do. For this paper activity, you will be making the head and the cat origami body separately with two pieces of paper. Just follow the instructions below, and you can have your own feline friend.
Difficulty Level: Easy
First, you will need to make the head of the cat origami. Get a piece of square origami paper. It is better to use a paper that has color on one side. Turn the paper into a diamond then fold the top corner to the bottom corner. Crease the paper well and unfold.
The origami paper should now have a crease line in the middle from step 1. Bring the right corner to the left corner. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Bring the top corner to the center of the paper (yellow dot). The center is the intersection of the crease lines made from step 1 and 2.
Fold the top part of the origami paper downwards along the center crease line.
Fold the right and left corner to the bottom corner of the origami paper. Use the dashed line as a guide.
Fold each triangular flap upwards at an angle (dashed lines) to form the ears of the cat. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.
Shape the head of the cat origami by folding the top corner downwards along the dashed line.
The head of the cat origami should now look this. Now, turn the paper around.
Form the chin of the cat origami by folding the bottom corner upward.
The white part of the paper will be the mouth of the cat origami. Form the nose by folding the top corner of the white part downwards.
The head of the cat is finished! Get a new piece of paper to form the body of the cat origami. The paper you should be using should be the same size as the cat’s head.
Turn the square piece of origami paper into a diamond. Bring the left corner to the right corner. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Fold the left and right corner to the middle crease line. Start the fold diagonally from the bottom and follow along the dashed lines.
Fold the paper in half. Follow the dashed line in the illustration.
Rotate the paper 90 degrees counterclockwise.
The right side of the paper will be the tail of the cat origami. Fold the right corner downwards along the dashed line.
The cat’s tail is not yet done. Fold the flap made in step 16 upwards to the left.
Now you need to unfold the flap made in steps 16 & 17.
Using the creases made in Step 16 & 17, as a guide, bring the right corner to the left and squash it down. The flap will form into a diamond.
Bring the bottom corner of the flap to the top part. Fold along the dashed line as shown.
The tail should now look like a triangle. Fold the triangle in half. Follow the direction of the arrow and dashed line.
The body of the cat is finished. Use glue or tape to attach the head of the origami cat to its body.