Origami Animals

This page is dedicated to instructions for origami animals. There are many kinds of animals and there are many ways to categorize them. Please be patient because some of the links takes you to another page of links. Diagrams listed here are “easy” or “intermediate”. Instructions for “complex” origami animals and crease patterns are not included because they are beyond the range of this audience. Some models like origami tigers are inherently difficult, there’s no way around that. Click onto the A-B-C tabs to find your animal of choice. Enjoy the instructions and be sure to send us a photo of your newest origami creation.


origami animals

Animals Beginning with Letter A





Origami Animals Bull

Origami Animals Bull



origami animals bats

Origami Animals Sparrow Bird

origami animals bears



origami animals cats

origami animals hen chicken

Animals Beginning with Letter C


Origami Animals snake cobra

Origami Animals Bird crane



Origami Animals dolphin

Origami Animals dragon

Animals Beginning with Letter D


origami animals dinosaur

origami animals dog



origami animals elephant

Origami Animals elephant

origami animals elephant

Origami Animals elephant



Origami Animals fox

Origami Animals frog

Animals Beginning with Letter F


origami animals fish



origami animals ram goat

Animals Beginning with Letter G


Origami Animals bird goose

Origami Animals gorilla monkey



origami animals hare rabbit

Origami Animals horse

origami animals hedgehog

Origami Animals bird hummingbird

Animals Beginning with Letter H



origami animals birds ibis

origami animals caterpillar insect bug

Animals Beginning with Letter I, J & K



Origami Animals jellyfish sea animals

Origami Animals koala austrailia



origami animals lion

Origami Animals lobster shrimp prawn sea life

Animals Beginning with Letter L



Origami Animals Bull

origami animals bears Origami Animals Sparrow Bird

Animals Beginning with Letter M, N & O

origami animals bats

Origami Animals Bull

Origami Animals Bull



origami animals pelican birds

Origami Animals pig hog farm

origami animals penguin birds

Animals Beginning with Letter P & Q

Panda Bear:

Polar Bear:



Origami Animals ram goat

origami animals rat mouse

Animals Beginning with Letter R

origami animals rabbit hare



Origami Animals snake reptile

origami animals shark fish

origami animals snail escargot garden bugs

origami swan

Animals Beginning with Letter SScorpion:

Origami Animals swan water fowl

origami animals seahorse sea life

Origami Animals bugs spider



origami turtle tortoise

origami animals turtle tortoise

Origami Animals whale sea mammal

Animals Beginning with Letter T to Z

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    • Easy Origami Animals by John Montroll
    • Origami Animal Friends by Mari Ono
    • Animal Origami for the Enthusiast by John Montroll
    • Origami Animals Kit by Michael G. LaFosse
    • Origami Zoo Kit by Joel Stern
    • Origami Zoo by Robert J. Lang and Stephen Weiss
    • Origami Animal Sculpture by John Szinger and Bob Plotkin


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