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Origami Rabbit

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Origami Rabbit

This origami rabbit is actually two simple origami patterns.  One pattern to make the rabbit's head and then a second pattern that is done twice to make the two ears.
 

Materials:


TERMINOLOGY -- MOUNTAIN FOLD:

fold the paper under -- see how it looks like a mountain?

origami instructions

TERMINOLOGY -- VALLEY FOLD:

fold the paper to the front

origami instructions

TECHNIQUE:

To make a square piece of paper, valley fold diagonally and cut off the excess

origami instructions

Instructions:

To make the rabbit ears:

 

  • Valley fold paper from edge to edge , making a rectangle.  Crease well and then unfold.
     
fold edge to edge 
  • Valley fold the triangle from the other edge to edge, crease and unfold.  You'll now have a square with a creased plus sign splitting it into 4 quarters.
     
fold edge to edge 
  • Valley fold paper from corner to corner , making a triangle.  Crease well and then unfold.
     
fold corner to corner 
  • and you end up with a square of paper with creases like this.
     
creased paepr 
  • Rotate your paper so one of the creased points is facing you.
     
  • Valley fold the left hand point to the center of the paper (where the creases cross).
     
  • Crease well!
fold point to center 
  • Valley fold the right hand point to the center of the paper (where the creases cross).
     
  • Crease well!
fold point to center 
  • Valley fold bottom left side point to touch the center crease
     
  • Crease well!
fold left side to center line 
  • Valley fold bottom right side point to touch the center crease
     
  • Crease well!
right side to crease
  • And you have a petal!  You can see that if you're using double sided paper, you get a cute pattern with the two colours.
     

 

Repeat these steps to make the second ear for your rabbit.

completed petal 

To make the face of the rabbit:

 

  • valley fold the paper in half diagonally  (so you have a triangle)
origami instructions
  • turn the triangle so the point is facing toward you.
     
  • valley fold a little more than an inch of one corner over and crease it well
     
  • repeat with the opposite corner
Fold the corners of the triangle over.
  • undo the last two folds and then fold them backwards pushing the fold inside the triangle
     
  • this will leave you with a five sided shape.
     
Final shape of the rabbit's face.
  • Glue the ears to the back of the face.
     
  • Glue the wiggly eyes on the face.
     
  • Glue the pom pom or cotton ball nose to the face.
     
Final steps.

 

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