Learn How to Fold an Origami Elephant

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Learn How to Fold an Origami Elephant

Introduction:

Learn how to fold an easy origami elephant with this instruction. This 25 step origami elephant may look hard to do, but it is actually easy to make. You only need to use simple folds and two pieces of origami paper to create it. A great origami activity for kids and beginners, this origami is both easy and fun to do. Draw a face after to bring it to life. Enjoy!

Difficulty Level: Easy

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How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 1

To make this origami elephant, get a piece of square origami paper. It is better to use paper that has color on one side. Fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 2

The next step is to bring the top corner to the center. The center of the paper is where the crease lines from step 1 cross with each other.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 3

Make the long trunk of the elephant by folding the bottom corner upwards. Follow the dashed line for guidance.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 4

To make the elephant origami’s long trunk, fold the left and right corner along the dashed lines as shown.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 5

The next step is to make the ears of the origami elephant. Fold the right corner of the left outer flap downwards. Once you have done that, you have now made one ear of the elephant.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 6

Repeat step 5 on the left side to make the other ear. Fold the right corner downwards to the right side. Fold the top flap ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 7

You have now formed the ears and trunk of the origami elephant. Now, turn the paper around.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 8

Make some crease folds on the trunk of the elephant. That way, the trunk looks more three-dimensional. To make a crease fold, fold the trunk upwards along the dashed line.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 9

Bring the trunk of the origami elephant downward again. Follow the dashed line as a guide.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 10

Then fold the trunk upwards again. The fold made should form a zigzag pattern.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 11

Pull the elephant trunk’s tip downward. The trunk of the elephant is done.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 12

The head of the origami elephant is almost done. To shape the head rounder, turn the origami paper over.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 13

Shape the head by folding the left and right corner downwards. Follow the diagonal dashed lines for the guide on where to fold the corners.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 14

Turn the origami paper around.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 15

After finishing the head, set it aside for a while. The next part is to make the body (legs) of the origami elephant.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 16

Get a new square piece of origami paper. The new piece of paper should be the same size and kind as the elephant’s head’s origami paper. Fold the paper lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 17

 

Fold the left and right edge to the middle crease made in step 16.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 18

Fold the inner corners downwards. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY. These flaps will be used to attach the head to the body of the origami elephant.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 19

Fold the paper upwards in half. Crease the well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 20

Create crease lines at the origami elephant’s foot by folding the bottom left and right corner upward.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 21

Repeat the crease marks on the inner bottoms as shown. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 22

Lift the top layer of the dotted crease lines. This will be the feet of the origami elephant.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 23

Bring back the headpiece over. Turn the body piece and also the headpiece over.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 24

To attach the origami elephant’s head and body, insert the flaps made from step 18  to the headpiece.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Step 25

Turn the origami to the other side once you have attached the elephant’s body and head.

How to fold an Origami Elephant - Finish

Ta-dah! Your origami elephant is done. Draw your elephant some eyes to bring it to life.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. It’s so easy and fantastic

  2. I love the origami

  3. Very easy to follow, thank you so much 🙂

  4. easy! nicelymade!

  5. Elephantastic Origami Tutorial !!!!

  6. Thanks for sharing
    It turned out amazing and adorable 😍

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