How to Make an Origami Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas TreeFollow the steps below to make this Origami Christmas Tree.
Difficulty: Medium

Learn how to make an origami Christmas tree with these easy and helpful instructions. The most difficult steps require you to perform squash folds which should be an easy task once you get the hang of it. After the first squash fold, you'll coast through the rest of the steps because this origami Christmas tree is made almost entirely of squash folds.

Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper, but if you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half so that the top corner meets the bottom corner.
Step 3 Step 3: Fold in half again so the left corner meets the right corner.
Step 4Step 4-2Step 4-3 Step 4: We will now perform a squash fold. Do this by opening the top flap and bringing the right corner to the bottom corner, creasing the sides as you go.
Step 5 Step 5: Turn over the figure over.
Step 6Step 6-2Step 6-3 Step 6: Now perform another squash fold on the left flap. Do this by lifting the left flap up vertically and opening it until its corner meets the bottom corner.
Step 7Step 7-2Step 7-3 Step 7: Ready for another squash fold? Lift the right flap up vertically and squash down.
Step 8 Step 8: Fold the squashed left flap over to the right.

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