Origami Stingray Folding Easy Tutorial

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Origami Stingray Folding Easy Tutorial

Introduction:

There are plenty of ways of making various aquatic animals with a piece of paper. One of them is this stingray origami which is fairly easy to do.  You only need a piece of paper and this step-by-step instruction, and you can have your own 3D origami stingray.

Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 1Get a piece of square origami paper. To follow this origami stingray better,  use a paper that has color on one side. Face the colored side down and then fold the paper upwards in half as shown. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Whale - Step 2Bring the top and bottom corner to the middle crease made in step 1. Do so by folding along the dashed line as shown.

The origami paper should look like this. The folds you have made in step 2 have formed into a “pocket.”  Fold the left corner up to where the pocket is, then crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 4Insert the left corner inside the “pockets.” It is now easier to insert the origami paper because of the crease made in step 3.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 5

Make an inside reverse fold along the dotted lines. To make an inside reverse fold, crease the paper along the dotted lines. Pry open on each corner and push the corners inward to the center.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 6Your origami stingray should now look like this. The right side will be the stingray’s tail. Fold the right corner across.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 7Bring the tail of the stingray back to the right side. Follow the dashed line as shown.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 8Slim down the tail of the origami stingray by folding the tail’s sides along the dashed lines.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 9Make two diagonal folds along the dashed lines. Fold the top layer only.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 10It is now an actual shape of the stingray. Now fold the paper origami crosswise in half.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Step 11

Make a small diagonal fold as shown below. Crease well and unfold. Repeat the same step at the backside.

Unfold the body of the stingray origami. It should now look like the illustration above. Repeat the creases on the diagonal folds made in step 11. This will make the body of the stingray more three-dimensional.

How to fold an Origami Stingray - Finish

Your origami stingray is done! Why not make it some sea friends such as the fishes, dolphins, and turtles. You can find more instructions on our origami catalog!

Explore new ways to make sea creature out of an origami paper here!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Wow so nice 😍👍

  2. This was so amazing I got confused on how to do the tail but other than that this tutorial was amazing!!

  3. worked out perfectly! thank you!

  4. So cool and easy

    itsss also 3D

    • Woah the spine tail thing is 3d! cool right!

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