Easy Origami Cat

Easy Origami Cat

easy paper origami cat

This is a very cute Easy Origami Cat. You can keep it simple or you can decorate it with eyes, mouth, and whiskers.

easy origami cat
You will need two sheets of square paper. One will be for the head and the other will be for the body. You can use two sheets of the same size, but the proportions are better if you use one larger and one smaller sheet of paper. The paper for the head should be 3/4 the size of the paper for the body. The exact size doesn’t matter too much so as long as one sheet is a bit smaller than the other.





Instructions for the Easy Origami Cat


easy origami cat

Step 1:

Take the smaller sheet of paper and position it in “diamond” orientation (balanced on one of its corners).

If you are using origami paper, place the white-side facing up.

Fold it in half both directions to get creases which we can later use as landmarks. Unfold.


easy origami cat

Step 2:

Fold down the top-corner so it meets the middle of the paper.

easy paper origami cat

Step 3:

Fold down once more along the horizontal creases made in step 1.

easy paper origami cat

Step 4:

Fold down the left and right sides of the model so they meet at the middle.

easy paper origami cat

Step 5:

Fold these flaps back up so the corners protrude beyond the top of the model. These will be the ears of the cat.

easy paper origami cat

Step 6:

Fold down the top corner of the model to make the top of the cat’s head.

easy paper origami cat
Turn the model over.

easy paper origami cat

Step 7:

Fold up the bottom corner of the model to make the chin.

easy paper origami cat

Step 8:

Fold down the tip of the paper; this will be the nose.

easy paper origami cat

The cat’s head is done.

Instructions for the Body


easy paper origami cat

Step 9:

Take the larger sheet of paper and position it in “diamond” orientation (balanced on one of its corners).
If you are using origami paper, place the white-side facing up.

Fold it in half (top to bottom). Unfold.


easy paper origami cat

Step 10:

Fold the top and bottom edge of the paper so they meet at the crease made above. This is sometimes called a Kite Base because it looks like a kite.

easy paper origami cat

Step 11:

Fold in half (top to bottom).

easy paper origami cat
Rotate a little.

easy paper origami cat

Step 12:

Fold up the narrow part of the model so it points up like a tail.

easy paper origami cat
If you are working with young children, it might be good to stop here.

easy paper origami cat
Place the cat’s head over the body and you are done.

easy paper origami cat

Step 13:

Otherwise, continue. Unfold that last fold and make an outside reverse fold.

easy paper origami cat

easy paper origami cat

To do this, turn the paper inside out and flip it back along the existing creases.

easy paper origami cat

easy paper origami cat

Place the head on the body and you’re done. If you like, you can use markers and color pencils to draw in facial features.

easy paper origami cat

easy paper origami cat

You can pry open the layers of papers of the body and stand the cat upright.

easy paper origami cat

easy paper origami cat

Note: image on the right shows how the cat will look if you used paper that was the same size. The head will be a bit large compared to the body, but this is also a nice cat, more like a kitten.

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