Origami is a good pastime for a rainy day or when you have few supplies on hand. It requires only a single square sheet of paper. Although origami paper is ideal, any type of paper can be substituted. Origami patterns can range from very basic, simple folds, to extremely complex crease patterns requiring hundreds of different complicated folds and steps. The moose is a good intermediate project for origami artists. It has a few complicated folds, but it creates a realistic and adorable creature.
Place a sheet on a flat surface, white side facing up. Orient your square so that it looks like a diamond.
Fold in half along the diagonal. Crease well and unfold. Fold the bottom and top points in to meet the centre line. Fold what are now the new top and bottom points in to meet the centre line.
Unfold the pockets in the left half and flatten them both. Fold the project in half.
Pocket fold the left point of the project, a little less than halfway from the left end. You should now have what will be the neck of the moose. Pocket fold the top of the neck again, creating the head. Hood fold the tip of the head.
Fold down the top and bottom layers of the head. Fold the flaps on the body of the moose from right to left. Mountain fold back these same flaps about one-third of the distance. This will create the front legs of the moose.
Hood fold the right point a little less than halfway from the right end. Hood fold in half again, forming the back legs.
Cut along the back of the neck of the moose. Fold these flaps upward, creating the antlers.
Things you need
- Square sheet of paper