For this instruction, learn how to make origami goldfish. Fish origami is one of the popular subjects in the art of Japanese paper folding. The fish is a symbolic image of strength and persistence. This is why they are given importance in Japanese culture.
This fish origami may be a bit tricky to do, but this 12 step instruction will help you create your own paper goldfish. Get a piece of paper and a pair of scissors, and let’s get folding!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hard
Get a square piece of origami paper to make this goldfish. It is better to use paper with a color on one side to understand the instructions more clearly. Face the colored side downwards and orientate the paper into a diamond. Then, fold the paper upwards in half.
The next step is to fold the right and left corners of the origami paper to the bottom corner.
Fold the left and right flaps upward in half. Fold the top layer of the origami paper ONLY.
Form the fins by folding along the dashed lines. Make sure to fold on the top layer ONLY.
Fold the bottom corner upward as shown. Fold along the dashed lines and on the top layer ONLY.
Bring the two outer layers to the top part of the origami paper.
The origami goldfish should now look like this. Now turn the paper on the other side.
Bring the bottom corner to the top corner of the goldfish origami.
Pry open the layers until it forms a hat. It should have two layers on the bottom side.
It should now form into a samurai hat. Connect the left and right corners of the hat. Then, flatten it to form a diamond.
Follow the dashed line carefully and cut 2/3 of the bottom right side. The incision should start at the bottom corner (yellow dot).
After it has been cut, The uncolored top layer on the right side can be lifted and moved to the other side. This will be the tail of the origami goldfish.