How to Make an Origami Lion Head

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How to Make an Origami Lion Head
Origami is the art of folding paper. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

Although it is under debate, many speculate that the art of folding paper, known as origami, originated in China in the early first century AD. Since that time, origami has risen to an established and respected art form in many parts of the world. Origami is suitable for people of nearly any age, as origami sculptures run the gamut from simple to painstakingly complex. A common motif in origami is animals, such as the well-known crane, frogs, and even lion's heads.

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Things you need

  • Orange origami paper
  • Black marker

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  1. 1

    Place a piece of orange origami paper on a flat surface, so that it looks like a square in front of you with the colour side up.

  2. 2

    Fold the bottom left corner to the top right corner, make a crease, and then unfold it.

  3. 3

    Fold the bottom right corner to the top left corner, make a crease, and then unfold it.

  4. 4

    Turn the paper to your left to make it look like a diamond.

  5. 5

    Fold the bottom corner up to the top corner an inch.

  6. 6

    Fold the left and right corner towards the middle crease, leaving an inch between the crease and the corners.

  7. 7

    Flip the paper over and fold it in half lengthwise.

  8. 8

    Flip the paper over and draw two eyes, a nose and three whiskers on each side of the nose.

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