Easy Origami Horse Folding Instructions

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Easy Origami Horse Folding Instructions

Introduction:

Making an origami horse can be a bit tricky, but this 12 step instruction will teach you how to make one. The procedure will guide you on how to make an origami horse using the square base method. You will only be needing a piece of  paper and a pair of scissors to make this origami. It is also better to use a single sided colored paper such as the paper illustrated below. That way, the instructions are a lot easier to follow.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 01

To make this origami horse, start with a square piece of origami paper. Face the colored side upwards and the diagonally fold along the dashed lines. After that, crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 02

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

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 03

Follow the crease marks made in steps 1 and 2 to form a square base. Collapse the paper along the crease marks made. See the next step on how to make it into a square accordingly.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 04

Connect the top right corner and the bottom left corner.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 05

Gently collapse the origami paper until it looks like the left image. It will also help if you bring the top left and bottom right corners together so that it will look like the left image. After that, flatten it to form a square. This is the square base. The next step is to rotate it into a diamond like the right image.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 06

Fold along the dashed lines as shown. Crease the  origami paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 07

Snip along the dashed line as shown. Make sure to cut only the outer layer of the paper ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 08

You now have made 2 separate flaps. Fold them upward along the dashed lines.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 09

Fold both flaps in half as shown.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 010

Repeat steps 7 and 8 at the back side of the paper.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 011

Rotate the origami paper 180 degrees counter clockwise.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 012

Make the head (left) and tail (right) by folding along the dashed lines. Crease the origami paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Step 013Lastly, make an inside reverse fold along the crease lines (dotted lines). To make an inside reverse fold, pry open the top tip. Then, push it down inwards to the center then flatten.

How to fold an Origami Horse - Finish

Your origami horse is done! Make it flip over by tapping its head.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. unique horse…

  2. SO COOL BOY!

  3. me: oh this says easy tutorial

    5 minutes later i somehow managed to set the house on fire

    kidding!, this is a unique way to make a horse XD

  4. great job! Keep it up 😊👍

  5. Nice! reminds me of am armed horse from a fictional medieval world!

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