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How to Make Origami Castles

Updated July 20, 2017

The Japanese art of origami has been around for centuries. It involves creating objects by folding paper, and without making any cuts or adhesives. A castle is just one of the many objects that can be created by using origami paper. You can build a single origami castle, or build multiple castles to create one large medieval origami city. Add objects such as horses and soldiers to you collection to create a cavalry.

Make two diagonal creases in a square sheet of origami paper. Also make a horizontal and vertical crease in the paper.

Keep the paper folded in half. Fold in the two sides of the paper to create a triangle.

Fold the left and right flaps of the triangle up into the centre to create a diamond shape. Repeat the process on the other side of the paper.

Fold the left and right flaps of the triangle down into the bottom corner of the diamond. Open up each folded pocket, and fold each diagonal line toward the middle to square the bottom half of the paper.

Turn the project over, repeating step 4.

Crease the left side of the front side of the object to the right. Flip the object over, turning the left side to the right once again.

Crease the left and right sides in toward the centre line. Do the same thing on the opposite side. Fold the left flap on each side toward the right as you did on step 6.

Open up the pockets on one side of the paper. Fold the top of each pocket in a way that creates a triangle at the top of the pocket. Fold the triangular flap located in the centre of the piece upward.

Things You'll Need

  • Origami paper
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