Step by Step Easy Paper Crab | Origami Folding Instructions

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Step by Step Easy Paper Crab | Origami Folding Instructions

Introduction:

There are many ways to make a paper sculpture of a crab. One way is by forming the crab’s body by making a waterbomb base from a piece of paper. A waterbomb base is a type of paper fold that is commonly used to make various origami crafts. If you’re not familiar with the square base fold, then that’s okay. This origami frog instruction will teach you how to make a square base fold.

Step 1

Make a waterbomb base

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 01

You will be needing a square piece of origami paper to make this paper crab. Fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 02

Flip the paper to the other side and then diagonally fold the origami paper along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 03

These crease marks will help you form the waterbomb base. Start pushing the paper from both sides as shown by the arrows. See the next step for guidance.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 04

As you push the sides in, the background triangle should form. Hold it down as you continue to bring both sides together. Follow the arrows for guidance.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 05

Squash the paper down to flatten. We have now made a waterbomb base for the origami crab!

Step 2

Build the origami crab's body

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 06

Rotate the paper by turning it 180 degrees to make the body! Make 2 mountain folds along the dashed lines. Make sure to fold to the inside of the top layer only and that both sides should meet at the center.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 07

Turn the paper to the other side.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 08

Bring the bottom corner upward. Fold it along the dashed line as shown. Once done, we've finished making the body of the crab! The last step is to form the legs.

Step 3

Form the legs of the paper crab

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 09

Fold the right corner down. The edges should be parallel to the center of the paper.

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Step 010

Do the same on the other side.

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Flip it over and we're done!

How to Make an Easy Origami Crab - Finish

The easy origami paper crab is done!

Extra Tips

  • You may draw some eyes and mouth if you want!
  • Stick some googly eyes to bring it to life!
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5 COMMENTS

  1. I love it it’s so cute thank you!😊

  2. awww so cute!! i would make one of these in every color and make a rainbow crab army haha

    • wahahaha cool a crab army!

  3. My son loves this, he loves crab

  4. I have finished this craft of crab and I am happy 😃😃😃 and it’s amazing work!

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