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How to fold an Easy Origami Dinosaur

Use a piece of paper to make a cool and cute origami dinosaur that children will definitely love. It’s very simple, just follow the steps and you can do it successfully.

I love this shape with long neck and long tails.

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We provide step-by-step diagram instructions and beginner-friendly videos. Check both for quicker learning.

If you are new to origami, start here from our beginner guide to know the basics and how to read the step-by-step instructions.

  • Folding time: 5 minutes
  • Paper: 15×15 cm
  • Difficulty: Easy, Beginner friendly

Material

Prepare a 15×15 cm origami square paper, with one blue and one white side, to create an 11.2×12.5 cm dinosaur. Different dinosaurs can be made using various colors and sizes of square paper.

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Easy Origami Dinosaur Video

You can refer to the video and follow along to finish or follow our step-by-step picture tutorial.

Easy Origami Dinosaur Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Start with the white side of the paper facing up and fold it in half diagonally, crease it well and unfold it.

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Step 2

Fold the left and right edges to the center to meet the crease you just made.

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Step 3

Similarly, fold the left and right edges to the center.

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Step 4

Unfold the paper completely.

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Step 5

Fold the right edge to the left along the crease shown by the dotted line.

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Step 6

Then fold it back to the right along the crease shown by the dotted line.

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Step 7

Fold it to the left again to meet the middle crease.

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Step 8

Now fold the left edge to the right along the crease shown by the dotted line.

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Step 9

Then fold it back to the left along the black dotted line.

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Step 10

Finally, fold it to the right again to meet the middle crease.

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Step 11

Take the bottom edge of the top right triangle, and fold it to the left along the black dotted line to meet the middle line, crease it well then unfold.

Repeat this for the left side.

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Step 12

Fold the bottom point up along the black dotted line, crease it well then unfold.

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Step 13

Slightly open the corner from the bottom along the crease you just made, push the right corner to the center, forming a small standing triangle, and finally fold the triangle up and flatten it.

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Step 14

Repeat this for the left side.

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Step 15

Fold both top corners of these two top triangles down along the black dotted line.

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Step 16

Fold the bottom left and right edges to the center to meet the middle crease, crease it well then unfold.

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Step 17

Fold the bottom point up along the black dotted line, crease well then unfold.

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Step 18

Open the right corner, squash it from right to left along the crease you just made, getting a standing small triangle, finally fold this triangle up and flatten it.

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Step 19

Repeat this for the left corner.

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Step 20

Use the same manner as in step 15, fold these two triangles along the dotted line.

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Step 21

Fold it in half backward.

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Step 22

Rotate it 90 degrees clockwise.

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Step 23

Fold the right part up from the front, crease well then unfold.

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Step 24

Open the paper from the top, push the middle crease of the right part upwards, then close and flatten the paper along the crease you just made in the previous step. Now you get the dinosaur’s neck.

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Step 25

Select a small part of the top of the neck, open and press it down to form a head.

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Step 26

Press this corner down.

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Step 27

Then fold the right corner of the head a little backward.

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Step 28

OK! such a cool and lovely dinosaur is done!

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