DIY Origami Paper Fish: 9 Easy Steps

What can be made from a simple square-shaped sheet of paper? Almost everything, if you use the origami technique. In this lesson, you will make origami paper fish.

Materials and tools:

  • square of orange paper;
  • plastic eye;
  • scissors.
Materials for Origami Fish
Materials for Origami Fish
Origami Fish

Origami Paper Fish in 9 steps

Total Time: 20 minutes

  1. Fold the paper sheet
    Start of Craft

    Mark the diagonal fold on the square blank. Bend the sides to the fold at an angle.

  2. Work with the other side
    Inverted Craft

    Turn the sheet to the other side and fold the bottom corner up.

  3. Make a blank according to the sample

    Turn it over again and bend the lower corners of the resulting rhombus to the middle line. So you form the front part of the fish.

  4. Start making fins

    Straighten the curved corner as shown in the photo.

  5. Complete making the fin
    Finished Fin

    Press the corner. So you made one of the fins.

  6. Make a second fin
    The Creation of the Second Fin

    Do this with the other side of the paper sheet.

  7. Turn the fish over
    Fins on the Front Side

    Your fish should look like this from the front side.

  8. Cut out the tail for the fish
    Creating a Fish Tail

    Use a scissors. Cut the workpiece in the back along the middle line by 1 cm. Then bend the sides to the sides to get the tail fin. Make a mouth in the front of the fish, cutting out a small corner.

  9. Decorate the origami craft

    Add a plastic eye. You should get the same orange fish as in the photo.

Make some fish and play fishing with your child. This interesting idea will appeal to every child.

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