How to Make a Paper Dragon

Paper DragonPaper Dragon
created by Eric Ha
Difficulty: Medium

I searched all over the internet, but could not find a paper dragon that was both easy to make and cool. The nice ones were very difficult and the easy ones were kind of ugly, so I decided to design one myself and I've come away very pleased with it. It is not only easy to fold, but it looks cool and can also flap its wings!

This awesome paper dragon looks a lot better in real life than in the pictures. The flappable bat like wings are easily the dragon's coolest feature and cameras don't do a good job of capturing the awesomeness. The whole model resembles a dragon in mid flight and that's precisely what I wanted to depict.

The whole model is pretty easy to fold, except the wings are a bit tricky, but it's still not difficult. Follow the instructions carefully and you should learn how to make a paper dragon this cool without much trouble.

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 a square sheet.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the top corner to the bottom corner.
Step 3 Step 3: Now fold the triangle in half by taking the left corner and folding it to the right.
Step 4Step 4-2Step 4-3 Step 4: Open and spread the top flap, then crease the left and right sides so you can flatten the flap down.
Step 5 Step 5: Turn the paper over so we can repeat the last step.
Step 6Step 6-2Step 6-3 Step 6: Make the left flap stand vertically, then open and squash down.
Step 7 Step 7: Fold the top layers of both sides to the center.
Step 8 Step 8: Now fold the top triangle down.

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