Video:How to Make an Origami Dinosaurwith Gretchen Siegchrist
Origami dinosaurs make a great craft project for any child fascinated by these prehistoric giants. Follow this step-by-step guide to make an origami dinosaur.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make an Origami Dinosaur
Hi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Parenting, and I am going to show you how to make an origami dinosaur.
For this project you will need one piece of origami paper.
Fold the Paper Into a Triangle for an Origami Dinosaur
Begin by folding the paper into a triangle to form a crease down the center. Open it up, and fold the edges in so that they meet up in the center of the paper.
Turn the paper over, and we will fold it so that this point on the bottom meets up with this point on the top.
Fold the Top Flap Down for an Origami Dinosaur
Turn the paper over and pull these flaps out, and fold in the edge right to the middle. Take this top flap here and fold it down to the bottom.
Now we will flip the paper over and fold it in half. Take these flaps here on the sides and fold them up like so. Do the same thing on the other side.
Make the Origami Dinosaur's Head
Now we will take this top part of the paper, and fold it over like so to form a crease. Fold it back the other way to make the crease even stronger.
Open this up, and we will take this flaps on the side and invert the fold, opening the flaps to give our dinosaur a head.
Take this point here and fold it back in on itself just slightly so his head is not quite so pointy.
Make the Origami Dinosaur's Arms and Tail
So we have the head of the dinosaur and we have the legs, and about halfway between we are going to make a fold just like this to make a crease that will help us make his arms.
Make another fold on the diagonal to form a second crease. Now we will take these two creases that we made and just pull them out to give our dino a little pair of arms that stick out like so.
Finish the Origami Dinosaur
Now, take this end, which is the tail, and invert it, folding it back upon itself. And there you go.
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