There are many ways of making an origami dog and one of them is this cute Scottie Dog. A great origami activity for kids, beginners and dog lovers. This dog origami is very easy to do. You only need to follow these simple instructions and use a piece of origami paper to make this Scottie dog origami.
Create the base of the Scottie dog
To make this origami Scottie dog, you need to get a piece of square origami paper. Fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold. Then, rotate the square into a diamond.
Fold the origami paper lengthwise in half. Then, crease the paper well and unfold
Bring the left and right corners to the center. Use the intersecting crease lines and the dashed lines as a guide.
We have now made the base of this paper dog! Unfold the right triangle flap of the origami paper to proceed to the next step!
Build the dog's body
Fold the right corner to the vertical crease line on the right side. Follow the dashed line as a guide.
Fold the right side of the origami paper to the left. Follow the dashed line and the direction the arrow lands on.
Make the tail of the origami Scottie dog by folding the corner of the triangle flap to the left.
Fold the origami paper downwards in half.
The left part of your origami Scottie dog is the finished tail. Now fold along the diagonal dashed fold as shown. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.
Your paper origami should look like this. Turn the piece around.
Again, fold diagonally the bottom part of the origami paper upwards. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.
Now fold along the dashed line of the top layer downwards. Make sure to fold the outer layer ONLY.
Your origami Scottie dog should now look like this. You can see the tail peeking through. Turn the origami paper around.
Form the chin of the little schnauzer
Almost done! Fold along the dashed line of the paper downwards. Makes sure to fold the outer layer ONLY.
The final step is to make the Scottie dog’s beard. The beard is hidden inside the dog’s chin. Pull the hidden flap outside.
Woof! Woof! Your origami Scottie dog is done! Why not draw some eyes to bring it to life!
- Customize it however you like by drawing its eyes or put some designs on its fur.
- Use different kinds of paper to make variety of dog. Experiment on color, textures and various materials!
- To make various breeds of dogs, use a specific color of paper. Example, make a dalmatian by using a white paper with black polka dots.