Explore How to Make an Origami Dinosaur

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Explore How to Make an Origami Dinosaur

Introduction:

Making this origami dinosaur may look like a difficult task, but it’s actually quite easy, especially if you’re familiar with making a traditional paper crane. For this instruction, we will be using the bird base method. After all, birds are actually dinosaurs. It is this folding base method that is commonly used in various bird origamis such as the crane. It could be a Velociraptor, Pelorosaurus, Anchisaurus, or any dinosaur you may think it looks like for what type of dinosaur this origami may be.

Difficult Level: Intermediate to Hard

You need square origami paper to make this dinosaur.  It is better to use paper that has a color on one side. Make sure that the colored side is facing you to make the bird base. To do this base fold, you must fold the paper diagonally to the left and the right. Then, crease the paper well and unfold it.

The next step is to make crease marks horizontally and vertically. Mountain fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 03Collapse the paper along the crease marks made. See the next step on how to make it into a square with ease.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 04Hold the top right corner and the bottom left corner. Bring these two corners together.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 05Keep 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 shape like the right image.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 06Fold the left and right corners to the middle crease. Fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 07

Make a crease along the dashed line as shown. This is by folding the top corner down.

 

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 08Crease it well and unfold the top triangle.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 09Gently lift the bottom corner of the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 10Once you are unable to lift it further, squash it down and flatten. You have just made an origami petal fold!

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 11Turn the origami paper around. You will make a petal fold on the other side.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 12Like what we did from steps 9 and 10, fold the top, left, and right corner to the middle. Crease the paper well and then unfold.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 13Lift the bottom corner of the top layer upwards, then gently flatten it. Your origami bird base is done!

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 14Turn the origami paper 90 degrees to the right. It should now look like step 15.

Bring the right corner to the left.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 16

Horizontally fold the origami in half.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 17Then rotate the origami piece 180 degrees counter-clockwise.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 18Reverse outside fold along the dotted line. To do this type of fold, you must pry open the two layers of paper and flip it inside out.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 19To start forming the dinosaur’s head, make an outside reverse fold by prying open the two layers of paper and flipping it inside out.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 20Make an inside front fold to form the dinosaur’s front legs. To do this fold, you must pry open the top tip. Then, push it down inwards to the center, flatten.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 21

Fold the top right corner to form one of the rear legs. Use the dotted line as guidance.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 22Make one of the feet of the dinosaur by folding the bottom tip of the rear leg behind. Follow the dashed line as shown.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 23

To form the other rear leg, repeat steps 21 and 22 to the backside flap. Please do so by folding the top corner, then folding the bottom tip behind its rear leg.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step 24

Fold the lower part of the body inside to slim the dinosaur down a bit. Use the dotted line as a guide.

How to fold an Origami Dinosaur-Step FinishRoar! Your origami dinosaur is finished. Draw some eyes and teeth for your paper dino friend.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. OMG THIS IS SO SUPER EASY AND FUN TO FOLD WHEN THE FINISHED PRODUCT CAME OUT IT WAS SO COOL AND CUTE THX FOR THE VIDEO!!! <3

  2. is easy but I needed help at last time

  3. This is the best tutorial I found. Thank you <3

  4. I just made my first crane after 5 min grind thx so much :)))

  5. I managed to do it and I love it! I was a bit confused on the leg step

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