Make a Paper Fish: Easy Origami Fish Instructions and Diagram

Origami FishFollow the instructions below to make this Easy Origami Fish
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will have lots of fun folding this easy origami fish and drawing in its eyes and stripes. I doubt they need help at all, but if they do, it would be to collapse the paper into a triangle and folding the fins perfectly. To center the fins perfectly, first place one over the other without creasing. Then kind of roll it up or down till they're centered, and crease when they are.

If this easy origami fish doesn't satisfy you, you can try the more challenging origami fish. It's not an angelfish like this one, but leans towards more of the traditional fish figure. It's not too hard, but definitely "showoffable".

Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make it into a square sheet.
Step 2Step 2-2 Step 2: Fold the the upper left corner to the lower right corner, then unfold.
Step 3Step 3-2 Step 3: Fold the upper right corner to the lower left corner, then unfold.
Step 4Step 4-2 Step 4: Fold the top half back, then unfold.
Step 5 Step 5: Poke the center with your finger so that the center pops in.
Step 6Step 6-2 Step 6: Bring the left and right sides together so that the paper collapses into a triangle.
Step 7 Step 7: Rotate the triangle left 90° (counter-clockwise).
Step 8 Step 8: Fold the bottom corner up a little above the center as shown.
Step 9 Step 9: Fold the top flap over the bottom one as shown.
Step 10 Step 10: Turn the fish over and you're done. Draw the eye and some stripes to make it look nice!

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