How to Make An Origami Cat Easily

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How to Make An Origami Cat Easily

Introduction:

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

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 1

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 2

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 3

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 4

Fold the top part of the origami paper downwards along the center crease line.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 5

Fold the right and left corner to the bottom corner of the origami paper. Use the dashed line as a guide.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 6

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 7

Shape the head of the cat origami by folding the top corner downwards along the dashed line.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 8The head of the cat origami should now look this. Now, turn the paper around.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 9

Form the chin of the cat origami by folding the bottom corner upward.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 10

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 11

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 12

Turn the square piece of origami paper into a diamond. Bring the left corner to the right corner. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 13

Fold the left and right corner to the middle crease line. Start the fold diagonally from the bottom and follow along the dashed lines.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 14

Fold the paper in half. Follow the dashed line in the illustration.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 15

Rotate the paper 90 degrees counterclockwise.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 16

The right side of the paper will be the tail of the cat origami. Fold the right corner downwards along the dashed line.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 17

The cat’s tail is not yet done. Fold the flap made in step 16 upwards to the left.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 18

Now you need to unfold the flap made in steps 16 & 17.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 19

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.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 20

Bring the bottom corner of the flap to the top part. Fold along the dashed line as shown.

 

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 21

The tail should now look like a triangle. Fold the triangle in half. Follow the direction of the arrow and dashed line.

 

How to fold an Origami Cat - Step 22

The body of the cat is finished. Use glue or tape to attach the head of the origami cat to its body.

How to fold an Origami Cat - Finish

Meow! Your origami cat is done! Draw some eyes to bring it to life.

Your cat can get lonely so why not make it a canine friend!

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This was so easy and busted up my confidence
    Thank you very much 😊!

  2. It is amazing you are so good at origami!😍👍🏼

  3. My kids are gonna love it 🙂

    • We’re starting here. My girls love origami. Thankyou so much for sharing.

  4. gonna pair it with my origami doggo!

  5. Good demonstration and teaching skills… makes it pretty easy to follow.

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