Making an origami horse can be a bit tricky, but this 11-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 kirigami. It is also better to use single-sided colored paper or a patterned paper such as the paper illustrated below. That way, the instructions are a lot easier to follow.
This is an intermediate level origami so have patience and follow the guide closely. That said, have fun!
Create a square base to make the origami horse
To make this origami horse, start with a square piece of origami paper. Diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. After that, crease the paper well and unfold.
The second step is to make crease lines horizontally and vertically. Mountain fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.
Follow the crease marks made in steps 1 and 2 to form a square base. Collapse the paper along the crease marks made.
After that, flatten it to form a square to form the origami horse's base.
Make the legs of the origami horse
Orientate the square base into a diamond. Fold along the dashed lines as shown. Crease the origami paper well and unfold.
Snip along the dashed line as shown. Make sure to cut only the outer layer of the paper ONLY.
You now have made 2 separate flaps. Fold them upward along the dashed lines.
Fold both flaps in half as shown. These flaps will be the legs of the paper horse.
Repeat the previous two steps at the back side of the paper.
Nice, you have made the legs of the origami horse. Rotate the paper 180 degrees counterclockwise for the next step.
Make the tail and head of the origami horse
Make the head (left) and tail (right) by folding along the dashed lines. Crease the origami paper well and unfold.
Lastly, 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
Your origami horse is done! Make it flip over by tapping its head. Create other animals on our catalog here!
- Make sure to follow the steps closely. Focus but don't forget to have fun.
- Make sure to make straight folds, and apply enough pressure all the way when folding.
- Apply enough pressure when making crease lines and make your lines straight.