How to make a traditional origami dragon

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traditional origami dragon


Level Beginner
Copyright Traditional

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


The origami dragon is based on so-called "bird base". So you will learn what this bird base is and how it is related to the dragon. Also you will learn what "outside reverse-fold" is from this origami dragon.


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 dragon.


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 dragon. 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 20cm x 20cm square one. It is a good size for those who are not expereienced in paper folding. If you are become familiar with this model. Then you can try smaller size paper.

 traditional origami dragon: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

 traditional origami dragon: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.


Keep in your mind that the front side is the shinier one.



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