In this origami activity, we are going to make a fantastic origami crab. Crabs are known for their pincers and their thick exoskeleton. This instruction will teach you how to make origami that resembles the crab’s shape and form. The instructions for this origami are relatively easy. It is excellent for beginners who want to know more about paper origami. Although, we have a simpler origami crab that you can check out if you want to. Also, you spice up your paper crab by adding a pair of googly eyes and drawing some details. Enjoy the guide!
Get a piece of origami paper and lay it flat.
Then make two crease lines. Fold it in half vertically and unfold. And then fold it horizontally. Next, unfold it.
After making the crease line, it's time to make more crease lines. Fold it diagonally twice and follow the dashed lines while doing so.
Make a Waterbomb Base
Start pushing the paper from both sides, as shown by the arrows. The crease marks will help you push the paper into a waterbomb base fold.
As you push the sides in, the background triangle should form. Hold it down as you continue to bring both sides together.
This is what your origami paper should look like when you are halfway through flattening it.
Squash the paper to flatten it. You have now made a waterbomb base.
Make the Crab
Rotate the origami paper 180 degrees counter-clockwise.
Fold the top layer of the right and left corner downward as shown. Fold the top layer of the paper ONLY.
Mountain fold the left and right flaps to the insides made in the previous step. A mountain fold is when you fold the paper backward or away from you.
Turn the origami crab to the other side.
Fold the bottom corner upwards.
Bring the top edge of the origami paper crab downwards.
Make the origami crab’s arms/pincer by folding along the dashed lines.
You’re almost done! Turn the origami paper to the other side. Your origami crab is done! This would make an awesome décor anywhere. There’s another version of this crab origami, try it yourself!
- Make sure to fold properly. Apply enough pressure and make the lines straight.
- Enjoy the process! Do it a few more times and you'll be pretty good at it.
- Be attentive to each step.