How to make a traditional origami camera

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traditional origami camera


Level Beginner
Copyright Traditional

This page is for those who want the instruction to fold a traditional origami camera.


This traditional origami camera is very similar to traditional origami pants. You will need to apply a cushion-fold for three times after turning the paper over for each cushion-fold. Unlike other origami models, this model doesn't try to simulate the shape of a camera. Instead it simulates the clicking sound of taking a picture.


Before working on this model, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. If you know these two folding techniques, then you will have no problem in making origami camera.


If you are ready, then let's get started.


If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email to HyoAhn's email.


You may use any kind of paper to fold the origami camera. It is a little easier if the front and the back side of the paper are slightly different whether it be in texture or color.

Make sure the paper that you use is a square (all sides are equal and all the angles equal 90 degrees). The paper I am using here is a typical 15cm x 15cm origami paper.

traditional origami camera: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

traditional origami camera: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.



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How To Make A Traditional Origami Camera

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