If you are a fan of turtles, then this paper activity is just for you! For this instruction, we are going to make an origami turtle. Turtles are known for their hard round shells that protects them from harm. This paper is easy to form into a turtle and you will only be needing a piece of paper and a pair of scissors to make it. You may use a two toned paper similar to the one illustrated below. That way, it is easier to follow the instruction for this origami activity.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Get a square piece of origami paper and face the colored side down. Rotate the paper into a diamond and then fold the paper lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.
The next step is to fold the paper crosswise in half. Make sure to follow the direction of the arrow.
Bring the left and right corner to the bottom corner. Follow along the dashed lines for guidance.
Fold the front flaps upward along the dashed line. Make sure to fold the outer flaps ONLY.
Diagonally fold the outer layers outward as shown. Make sure to fold the outer flaps ONLY.
Make a slit on the bottom part of the outer layer ONLY.
Repeat step 5 on the bottom part of the origami paper. Fold only the outer layers outward as shown.
Bring the left and right corner to the center. This should form the shell of the turtle origami.
Bring the top corner downwards along the dashed line.
Now bring the top corner from step 9 upwards along the dashed line.
Almost done! Flip the origami turtle to the other side.
Your origami turtle is done! You may decorate the shell if you like.