Origami Tiger!

I’d originally posted this on my other blog, Epic Stoofz, about a year ago. I was scrolling through my old posts earlier when I realized two things: 1. I hadn’t posted on this blog in a month (Oh no!), and 2. Tigers are cats. So I thought this would fit right in with this blog’s theme:

An origami tiger!

 

We start with a bird base. Of course, then we need to start a square base….

Fold and unfold the (square) paper in both ways (horizontal and vertical).Then, turn it and fold it down. Turn it back and it should look like this.

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Turn the paper over and collapse the model inwards.

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Fold and unfold the side flaps to the center and the top flap down. Repeat on the other side.

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Raise the bottom point of the top side and fold both sides inward. Fold it down, flatten it, raise it up, and flatten it again. Repeat on other side.

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It should look like this when you’re done.

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Fold the bottom flaps to the side.

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Fold it in half vertically and turn it.

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Fold the tip up with a reverse fold, folding the middle over the top edge of the flap. (Sounds hard to understand but that’s the best I can do–sorry)

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Fold the tip down.

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Fold the bottom tip underneath the ‘head’.

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Turn it over, use scissors to cut diagonally through ONLY the first layer, then fold them up and turn it back over.

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Pleat-fold the ‘legs’.

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This is what it should look like.

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Now take a new sheet of square paper for the back half of the tiger. We start with the same base.

Fold it in half vertically and horizontally. Then, turn and flip over the paper. Fold it in half horizontally, then turn it over to check that it looks like this. If it does, turn it over again.

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After you turn it over again, collapse it just like in the front half.

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It should look like this.

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Fold and unfold the flaps inward so that when you unfold it, it should look like this. Repeat on the other side.

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Raise the bottom point of the top side and fold both sides inward. Fold it down, flatten it, raise it up, and flatten it again. Repeat on other side. It should look like this when you are done. To help, the blue paper in the second picture is from the front, to show you how I did it.

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Fold the bottom flaps to the side.

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Fold the top down.

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Fold the side flaps of that flap folded down in to the middle. The edges should fold in, so in the end it should look like this.

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Fold the tip down.

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Fold it in half vertically and turn it sideways.

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Flip it over. Pleat fold the legs just like the front half’s front legs. Again, the blue is from the front, to show how I did it.

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Now, take the Tiger Head from before. Slide the back into the front so that it looks like this.

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Of course, I, as I’m terrible with origami, had trouble holding it together with my right hand long enough to take the picture with my phone. If you too are like this, you might need to use a considerable amount of tape. I, unfortunately, didn’t have any at the time, so I had to go with stretching my fingers to the limit.

The final step is to draw a face on it and give it a name! Enjoy. 🙂

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Fun fact: Tigers are the strongest and largest cats, even bigger and stronger than lions, the second-biggest.

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