Easy Origami Fish Tutorial

  • 01 of 07

    Easy Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Origami fish have many uses. For example, you could make a very pretty display, use them as chopstick holders, or stick them onto handmade greetings cards.

    This origami model makes a perfect starting model for adults or a progression from a super easy model like the traditional origami boat model for kids.

    For this model all you will need is one sheet of square origami paper, you could use one colored paper, duel toned or patterned paper.

    If you're looking for water or sea themed origami models, check out these other fishy origami models: 

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  • 02 of 07

    Prep Your Paper and Make Your First Folds

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    First of all, have your paper white side up if your paper has one.

    Now fold the paper in half diagonally and then unfold it again.

    Fold the top and bottom corners to the middle crease as shown.

    Flip the model over to the other side.

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  • 03 of 07

    Continue Folding and Flipping

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Fold the right point over to the left point.

    Flip the model over to the other side.

    Fold the top and bottom corners into the middle crease.

    Unfold the last creases.

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  • 04 of 07

    Pull the Bottom Flap, Flatten, and Repeat With the Top Flap

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Pull the bottom flap out to the right and flatten.

    Repeat this on the top flap.

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  • 05 of 07

    Continue Folding and Flipping

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Bring the layer to the right from behind.

    Flip the model over, left to right.

    Fold the right corner to the central point.

    Flip the model back over to the other side.

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  • 06 of 07

    Fold the Top Half Over and the Fin Backward

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Fold the top half over and behind.

    Fold the fin backwards and repeat on the other side.

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  • 07 of 07

    Finish the Final Touches

    Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Fold the tail upwards and then unfold.

    Reverse fold the tail and flatten the model.

    You should now have a cute little origami fish.

    You can adjust the angle of the fins and tail for different looks.

    Remember it can take a few goes to get an origami model right, so don't worry if yours isn't perfect. Start from the beginning but this time make the creases a little more precise!

    For some more origami fishes, check out this cute origami fish tutorial and this traditional origami fish tutorial.