How to make a traditional origami turtle

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traditional origami turtle


Level Beginner
Copyright Traditional

This page is for those who want the instruction to fold an origami turtle.


The origami turtle is based on so-called "balloon base". However, you need to apply "gate fold" and "cushion fold" before making "balloon base". One advanced folding technique that you will learn from this origami turtle is "expansion fold".


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 turtle.


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 turtle. 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 experienced in paper folding. If you are become familiar with this model. Then you can try smaller size paper.

traditional origami turtle: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

traditional origami turtle: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper which is the same color as the front side.



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