How do I make an origami unicorn

Instructions for making an origami unicorn

Material:

  • 2 sheets of colored paper (ideally silver or white)
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pen
  • Glue

You will need about 16 minutes for the unicorn.

Step 1, part 1:

Take a plain, square piece of paper. In the case of an A4 sheet, this can be cut into a square piece measuring 21x21 cm, for example, with the help of a ruler, pen and scissors.
Lay the paper diagonally towards you and fold it in half. The straight, long edge is on top. Now fold it in half from left to right.

Unfold the last step again. Bend the left side apart to make an opening.

Fold the side down so that there is a small diagonal square on the rest of the figure.

Turn the paper over once. Now fold the left side to the right.

Fold the right side apart too, creating an opening. Fold the side down. You now have a small diagonal square.

Step 1, part 2:

Fold the top right layer inward to the center line. Now fold the left side inwards as well up to the middle line.

Turn the paper over. Now fold the top right layer inwards to the middle line. The same thing happens on the left. Fold the tip down from this side (up to the edge) and up again (the line created by the crease serves as a guide).

Step 1, part 3:

Turn the paper over once. Unfold the two bent halves again. A square is created again.

Lift the top layer up at the bottom of the tip. A cavity is created. Use one finger to reach the inside of the top tip to make the next step easier to fold. Fold the sides inwards on the left and right until you get the shape of a kite.

Turn the paper over. Repeat the steps from above: Unfold the two bent halves again. A square is created. Lift the top layer up at the bottom of the tip to create a cavity. Go back to the inside of the top tip with one finger and use this to fold the sides inwards on the left and right. Here, too, the shape of a kite is created.

Now fold the lower part up.

Turn the paper over. Again, fold the bottom part up. The lower part now contains two freely movable parts.

Step 1, part 4:

Now the top left side is folded to the middle (only the top layer of paper!). However, only press down firmly on the part that still contains paper underneath. The "free floating" part is not pressed.

Turn the paper over. Go to the center with the top left part. Then crease it to the left on the bottom piece so that they are on top of each other. Now press firmly on the top piece as well.

Turn the paper over again. In the middle you can see the small triangle drawn a little longer at the top. Go under the paper of the small triangle with one finger from the top right. Create a cavity and push the paper down.

You do the same on the other side.

Step 1, part 5:

Turn the paper over again. The upper tips point to the right. Fold the top outer corner down about halfway. Use the tip of the triangle below as a guide. The small tip of the bent piece is now bent up into the paper. To do this, open both sides, bend the point upwards and close the sides again. The unicorn's head is created.

Now take the paper from the table in your hands. Fold the entire upper left side up, the lower left side down. Don't press it. Just fold it so that one side is perpendicular to you and the other backwards. Then fold the tip down from the top to the left to the middle (not all the way down).

Crease the right and left sides and the paper up. Press the sides.

Unfold the pages again, crease the left and right sides and press the paper together.

Step 1, part 6:

In the next step, fold the sides of the resulting point apart again and push the point inwards into the paper up to the edge at the back. Then press the sides together.

Now fold the lower right point along the edge to the right back.

Turn the paper over and do the same with the other point so that they are on top of each other. Repeat the process with both tips to make them shorter and pointing down again.

Step 2, part 1:

(The first steps are the same as above and can be read again in detail there.)
Take the second sheet of paper (the same size as in part 1). Lay it diagonally and fold it in half. Fold the left side over to the right. Fold the left side apart to create an opening (as in the first few steps above). Fold the side down so that there is a small diagonal square on the rest of the figure. Turn the paper over. Again, fold the left side to the right and bend the right side apart to create an opening. Fold the side down. You now have a small diagonal square.

Step 2, part 2:

In the next step, fold the upper right layer over to the center line. Do the same with the other side.

Turn the paper over and repeat the steps on this side. The result is the figure of a dragon. Bend the tip down to the edge once and then apart again. Unfold the two bent halves at the bottom again. A square is created again.

Lift the top layer up at the bottom of the tip. A cavity is created. Use one finger to reach the inside of the top tip to make the next step easier to fold. Fold the left and right sides inwards until you get the shape of a kite.

Turn the paper over. Repeat the steps from above: Unfold the two bent halves again. A square is created. Lift the top layer up at the bottom of the tip to create a cavity. Go back to the inside of the top tip with one finger and use this to fold the sides inwards on the left and right. Here, too, the shape of a kite is created.

Now fold the lower part up.

Turn the paper over. Again, fold the bottom part up.

Step 2, part 3:

(New steps follow from here.)
Pull the entire paper apart again.

Now comes a complicated step: Place one finger of your left hand on the top field on the left, one finger of your left hand on the bottom field and pull both fingers inward. The line in the middle goes away to the back, the fields fit together. Guide the paper on the left side completely perpendicular to the middle, fold the sides towards the figure and press everything together.

Thanks to the lines that were bent before, everything goes by itself. If something is difficult or has to be bent again, you are wrong! (In that case, unfold the last few steps and repeat them again; pay attention to the photos.)

Step 2, part 4:

Now unfold the page a little on the left, take out the tip and fold it up again.

In the next step you take the paper in your hand. Fold the entire left side to the right. Bring the right side to the left. The same thing happens with the back layer of paper. Put the paper back on the tabletop and press down firmly on all sides.

Now fold the back two layers backwards to the right, so that you come back to the starting position, only that the open tips are now at the bottom.

Next, fold the top left corner to the right so it goes horizontally to the center line.

Now you take this back again and fold the right corner exactly as you did just now, only now to the left and back again. It's all about the kinked guidelines for the next steps. Fold the tip down from the top to the middle, then pinch the pre-creased sides together.

Step 2, part 5:

Now take the paper from the table in your hand. Fold the entire upper left side up, the lower left side down. Don't press it. Just fold it so that one side is perpendicular to you and the other backwards. Then fold the point up to the left down to the middle (not all the way down). Crease the right and left sides and the paper up. Press the sides.

Now fold in the corner at the top of the resulting point inwards. Same with the back layer.

On the opposite side, the tip is bent downwards.

Step 3: putting it together

Now take both parts and bring them together. Take the first folded piece of paper and unfold the top left side slightly. Put a small dollop of glue in it and slide the second piece into the opening. Squeeze everything together.

Finally, cut out a small triangle from the scraps of paper. Twist it together elongated. The horn is created. Now stick it to the head with the glue. The unicorn is ready.

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