How to Make an Origami Goldfish

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How to Make an Origami Goldfish

Introduction:

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

 

How to fold an Origami Goldfish- Step 1Get 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.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish- Step 2

The next step is to fold the right and left corners of the origami paper to the bottom corner.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 3

Fold the left and right flaps upward in half. Fold the top layer of the origami paper ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 4

Form the fins by folding along the dashed lines. Make sure to fold on the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 5

Fold the bottom corner upward as shown. Fold along the dashed lines and on the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 6

Bring the two outer layers to the top part of the origami paper.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 7

The origami goldfish should now look like this. Now turn the paper on the other side.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 8

 

Bring the bottom corner to the top corner of the goldfish origami.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 9

Pry open the layers until it forms a hat. It should have two layers on the bottom side.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 10

It should now form into a samurai hat. Connect the left and right corners of the hat. Then, flatten it to form a diamond.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Step 11

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.

How to fold an Origami Goldfish - Finish

Your origami goldfish is finished! Try making other kinds of fish origami.

If you’re looking for an easier version of this fish origami, try making this one!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks was easier than I even thought😁

  2. I found it very clear and easy to understand
    keep it up
    😊😊

  3. Great! Got it right the first time itself 👍

  4. my niece is gonna love this

  5. omg you are amazing
    more than a wizard

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