How to Fold an Origami Whale

Ready for another cute origami animal? How about a friendly Mr. Whale? Follow along our simple to step by step instructions for folding an origami whale, the friendliest giant of the sea! Be sure to check out our downloadable instructions as well!

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Step 1: Start with a square piece of
paper and fold it in half
diagonally.

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Step 2: Open the paper. Fold corners
into the centre.

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Step 3: Unfold the paper.Fold corners
into the centre again.

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Step 4: Unfold the paper.

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Step 5: Fold in half diagonally.

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Step 6: Unfold the paper. Now, you
should have six crease lines.
Fold along the lines to get our
base.

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Step 7: Fold up two flaps. This is
so-called “fish base”.

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Step 8: Fold upper tip along the line in
the middle of the distance from
the tip to the flops.

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Step 9: Turn the model over.

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Step 10: Do two vertical folds.

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Step 11: Fold in half to hide all corners
inside.

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Step 12: Rotate the model by 90 degrees
and fold along the line to get
first fin.

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Step 13: Turn the model over and fold
along the lines.

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Your origami whale is completed!

For a free printable PDF of this page, click here: Origami Whale PDF

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