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Origami is a fun a creative hobby that is perfect for children and adults alike. A fox is a perfect origami project because it is adorable and easy to make. Whether you choose to make a seated fox or just a fox head, you'll have a blast making this cute little creature.
Part 1 of 3:Making a Seated Origami Fox
1Fold the square in half. Start by folding the lower left corner of your square up to meet the upper right corner of your square. You should be left with a triangle. X Research source
- Make sure the corners meet up perfectly. Your fox will look much more polished if your folds are precise.
- To avoid confusing yourself, don't change the orientation of your paper.
2Fold two corners in to make a square. Next, fold the left corner of your triangle in to meet the upper right corner (the right angle). Do the same with the lower corner of your triangle.
- You should be left with a small square with a crease diagonally down the middle where the two triangles meet.
3Flip your square over. Flip your square over so that all of the folds are facing away from you. Be sure to turn it over horizontally, not vertically.
- To confirm that you flipped the paper the right way, check to make sure that seam between the two triangles on the back of your square goes from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. If it doesn't, reposition the square so that it is oriented the correct way.
4Fold the square in half. Keeping your square in the same position, fold the upper right corner down to meet the lower left corner. Be sure to match the corners up precisely before creasing your fold. .
- You should now have a right triangle, with the right angle on the lower left side.
5Fold the left side over. Fold the entire left side of your triangle over to the right. Try to fold it so that the straight edge will intersect the remaining triangle in half. (It does not need to be precise.)
- At this point, you should have a skinny rectangle (that has a point on the upper right hand side) on the left of your piece. There should be a small triangle protruding from behind the rectangle on the right.
6Unfold the rectangle. You will notice that the rectangle on the left side of your piece is comprised of two folds. Starting at the bottom of the rectangle, separate these two sections. Fold the top fold to the right and the bottom fold to the left.
- As you do this, you should notice a triangle that begins to emerge near the top. This is the fox's head.
7Finish up your fox. To finish your fox, encourage the head to fold down by running your fingers along the crease. You can also fold the tail out to help it stand up. Lastly, you may decorate your fox's face in whatever way you choose.
- You can draw on a nose and eyes, or use googly eyes to give your fox its expression.
Part 2 of 3:Making an Origami Fox Head
1Fold your paper in half. Starting with the colored side of your paper facing down, fold your square in half diagonally. Make sure that the corners line up nicely and that you run your finger along the fold to make a good crease. X Research source
- If you are using construction paper or printer paper, both sides will be colored, so it doesn't matter which side is facing down.
2Fold your paper in half a second time. Keeping the first fold in place, fold your paper in half diagonally a second time. Once you have creased this fold, you can immediately unfold it. The purpose is to create a crease, but not to leave this fold in place.
- Be sure to leave the first fold in place. After this step, you should have a square that has been folded into a triangle once and has a crease down the middle.
3Fold the point of the triangle down. Position your triangle so that the long side is facing towards you. Then fold the top point of the triangle down so that it just barely meets the long side of the triangle.
4Fold the ears up. Keep the paper positioned so that the long side is facing towards you. Then fold up one of the bottom corners so that the point sticks up over the top of your paper. Do the same with the second bottom corner, trying to make sure the shape symmetrical. This will create the fox's ears.
- The higher you place your folds, the larger the ears will be. You can make them whatever size you want, but do your best make sure the two sides are the same size.
5Create the face. Flip the paper over, and you should see the beginnings of a fox face. You should have a large triangle at the bottom (which is the face) and two triangles sticking up on the top from behind (which are the ears). To make it look more like a fox, draw on a face.
- Color in the bottom of the triangle with a black pen or marker to make the nose.
- Experiment with different expressions. The way you draw the eyes can make your fox look happy, sad, or angry.
- You can also put some googly eyes on your fox.
Part 3 of 3:Creating a Square from a Standard Sheet of Paper
1Decide what kind of paper you will use. Regardless of which kind of fox you want to make, you will need to start with a perfectly square piece of paper. Origami paper comes in perfect squares, so so won't have to worry about cutting it. If you don't have a square piece of paper, you can start with a standard 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet of paper and use a simple folding technique to turn it into the perfect square. X Research source
- You can use any color paper you want, but orange is a popular choice for foxes, since it is close to the color of a fox's hair.
2Fold the left corner in. If your paper is not already a square, start by folding the upper left corner of your paper down to the right side, making sure that the upper right corner is creased perfectly in half.
- You should be left with a skinny rectangle at the bottom of the page.
- It's very important that your edges all line up. If they don't you won't have a perfect square.
3Fold the right corner in. Next, fold the upper right corner of your paper so that it meets the bottom corner of your previous fold.
- At this point, you should have a triangle at the top and a skinny rectangle at the bottom.
4Fold the rectangle. Fold the rectangle on the bottom under your triangle. Run your finger along this fold to make a very good crease.
- At this point, you should have a large triangle with two smaller triangles protruding from behind it (one on each side).
5Unfold and cut. Lastly, unfold your piece of paper and cut the rectangle off of the bottom. This will leave you with a perfectly square piece of paper that you can use for any origami project.
- If you created a really solid crease, you may also be able to tear the rectangle off, but be careful to do it cleanly.
QuestionCan I use sellotape for eyes?Community AnswerCutting out masking tape circles can be an alternative to traditional googly eyes, as well as cutting out paper and sticking it on or drawing directly on the origami paper itself.
QuestionWhy does method one look like the simple origami wolf?Community AnswerMethod one for the origami fox is similar, but not quite the same as the the simple origami wolf. The fox's tail is sticking straight out, while the wolf's tail is curved in. Some origami looks the same because the animals look somewhat alike.
QuestionIs there a video that shows how to make this?Community AnswerYes. Go onto YouTube, search "origami fox," and there should be several results, most are easy to fold.
- The firmer the crease, the better and more defined the image.
- Thinner paper can be torn easily.