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Easy Origami Animals: 18 Origami Tutorials for Paper Animals

These easy origami animals will provide hours of fun for everyone!

By: Krista Childers, Editor,
Easy Origami Animals 18 Origami Tutorials for Paper Animals

Here at AllFreePaperCrafts, we know how intimidating the art of paper folding can seem to someone who has never attempted to learn how to do origami. If you have never tried an origami tutorial because it seemed too difficult, then you will agree. That's why we created Easy Origami Animals: 18 Origami Tutorials for Paper Animals.

The intimidation ends here. It turns out that there are actually many easy origami tutorials, especially origami animals, that newbies can fold without worrying that they won't be able to finish. The origami crane is one of the most popular origami shapes and can be difficult as a first project. However, you can start with an origami cat, origami dog, origami butterfly, and more easy origami animals in different forms, such as origami bookmarks. In no time, you'll be folding hundreds of paper cranes along with a zoo of other paper animals that you can use as decoration, use in everyday life, or give as gifts to show off your new skills.

In this collection, we're going to give you 18 origami projects involving animals that are SUPER EASY. These origami tutorials are perfect for beginners of any age. Step-by-step origami, whether it be in pictures, videos, or in detailed words, is the most helpful way to help you learn these folding techniques. We promise that you will love origami once you've read this group of outstanding origami crafts.

Easy Origami Animals

Origami Tutorial: Origami Cat and Dog

If you have never attempted paper folding animals before, then you should start with Origami Tutorial: Origami Cat and Dog. This step-by-step tutorial is perfect for beginners. Origami cats and origami dogs are both incredibly easy, and this origami tutorial uses pictures and descriptions for each fold. Once you have created those adorable domestic origami animals, move on to some other simple origami animals, such as the cutest origami bunny, giraffe, squirrel, and even Pokemon's Pikachu (he's animal-like anyway). 

Origami Butterfly Projects

Colorful Origami Butterfly Decor

Butterfly origami is a lot like real butterflies. Beautiful and delicate, with a lot of different colors and patterns. Like with other paper butterfly crafts, once you have mastered origami butterflies, you will be able to create the most stunning party decorations, gift wrap, cards, and more. Butterfly origami is so pretty and useful that you will find yourself making more and more. These origami projects are great for both children and adults. It's fun to decorate the finished origami butterflies with markers and glitter, too.

Animal Origami Bookmarks

JAW-some Origami Shark Bookmark

DIY bookmarks are still really popular for those of us who love reading the real page turners. Making an origami bookmark is awesome because it's fun to make and then becomes incredibly useful. These origami tutorials teach you how to make all sorts of easy animal origami for books. Learn how to make origami bookmarks in the shape of penguins, tigers, and more. These cool bookmarks also make wonderful gifts for book lovers, so make all of these and keep going!

Origami Cranes and Other Birds

Puffy Body Origami Crane

Here we are. Now that you have experimented with other easy animal origami, you are ready to try the most popular paper folding animals, the origami crane. Not only will you learn how to make origami cranes in two different ways, you will also learn how to make other origami bird projects. For example, there is an origami phoenix that is absolutely stunning and will impress all of your friends. You can do it with these step-by-step origami instructions.

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