Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, I tried my hand at creating two origami cats. The first is simple and the second is intermediate. Of course being who I am, I immediately wanted to jump into the advanced cat, but it was just a bit too frustrating, especially given the fact that I have done very little origami in my life.
I did find it to be a fun project and am looking forward to becoming more proficient and making some great paper art. I have a sneaking suspicion this is just the beginning for me.
Simple Origami Cat
Step 1: Start with a black piece of origami paper or a very thin equivalent.
Step 2: Fold down the top half of the paper and crease.
Step 3: Fold the paper in half once more so it is fourth of the original piece. Re-open the last fold.
Step 4: Using the middle line as a guide, fold over the two opposite corners to create the ears of the cat.Step 5: Hold down and crease the top triangle to create a flat top of the head.
: Embellish your cat face with eyes, a nose and whiskers. I used googlie eyes, a small piece of pink ribbon for the nose, and thin paper strips for the whiskers.
This cat is more complicated, so I have also included a video showing you how to fold the piece. Since I am new to origami, I am not sure yet of all of the technical folding terms, so this video also helped me out a lot.
Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half.
Step 3: Unfold the paper and refold in the other direction.
Step 14: Your project should resemble this.
Step 15: Fold down the top point of the head to create a flat top for the head.
Step 16: Crease and tuck in the top fold. It will fit under one of the ears.
Step 17: Flip the cat over and fold the bottom triangle (nose) up.
Step 21: Take the tip of the tail and fold it back half ways and crease.
Happy Crafting, Sandra