How to Make a Pineapple Out of Origami

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How to Make a Pineapple Out of Origami
Pineapple is just one of many fruits that can be made using origami folding techniques. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of intricate paper folding, is a great activity to do by yourself on a rainy day or even with a group of friends at a Japanese-themed party. Almost anything can be replicated using the technique of origami such as flowers, animals and even fruits and vegetables. While origami can be intimidating, creating an origami pineapple can be done with a single piece of paper and requires only basic origami skills.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Yellow origami paper
  • Scissors
  • Green marker
  • Brown marker

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  1. 1

    Lay the sheet of origami paper on a flat surface, white side facing up, and rotate it so that it is diamond shaped.

  2. 2

    Fold the paper in half vertically, to form a crease down the centre, and then unfold.

  3. 3

    Fold both the left and right corners of the diamond-shape inward so that they meet at the centre crease.

  4. 4

    Turn over the shape and fold the left and right corners inward so that they meet at the centre crease.

  5. 5

    Fold the bottom corner upwards, approximately 1/4 of the way up the length of the shape.

  6. 6

    Cut approximately 1/3 of the way down the length of the shape along the centre crease, starting at the top corner to create two triangular flaps.

  7. 7

    Fold the flaps outwards. One should be pointing to the left and the other to the right.

  8. 8

    Fold the outer parts of the triangular flaps inward -- use the triangles' peaks as your folding line -- so that the tips overlap each other.

  9. 9

    Fold the overlapping tips upwards to create the stem of the pineapple.

  10. 10

    Colour in the white part of the shape with a green marker to complete the stem and use a brown marker to create diagonal lines across the yellow section, making it appear more like pineapple skin.

Tips and warnings

  • Standard white or coloured paper can be used in place of origami paper--just make sure to cut it into a perfect square.

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