Easy Origami

Let the fun unfold with this paper-folding project.

Easy Origami, pg. 1

Dove (steps 1 to 3)

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    1. Begin with patterned (or colored) side up. Turn over.

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    2. Fold in half, top to bottom.

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      3. Fold in half, left to right; unfold.

        Easy Origami, pg. 2

        Dove (steps 4 to 6)

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        4. Fold a little less than one-third of the bottom edge up (as indicated by the line). Turn over.

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        5. Fold only the top layer down at the dotted line.

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          6. Rotate entire piece, left to right.

            Easy Origami, pg. 3

            Dove (steps 7 to 9)

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            7. Fold in half, top to bottom.

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            8. Fold the bottom tip up at a slight angle to form a wing. Repeat on the other side.

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              9. Fold the left tip over, crease, open, and fold inward to form the head.

                Easy Origami, pg. 4

                Penguin (steps 1 to 3)

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                1. Fold sides in half diagonally so they meet in the center.

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                2. Fold back bottom half of lower triangle.

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                3. Fold inner tips of flaps under. Hint: Fold toward front, crease, then fold under.

                Easy Origami, pg. 5

                Penguin (steps 4 to 6)

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                4. Fold top flap down (about halfway), crease, and unfold.

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                  5. Make shorter fold with tip.

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                    6. Fold tip up.

                      Easy Origami, pg. 6

                      Penguin (steps 7 to 9)

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                      7. Fold top portion down along existing crease (created from step 5).

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                        8. Fold piece in half vertically toward back.

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                          9. Hold the piece at 1, and pull piece 2 up, then flatten.

                            Easy Origami, pg. 7

                            Penguin (steps 10 to 11)

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                            10. Fold bottom-right section inside. Repeat on opposite side.

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                              11. Fold tip down slightly.

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