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How to Make an Easy Origami Fox

traditional origami fox
Updated on 11/16/23

In this guide, we are going to learn how to fold the traditional origami fox using a single piece of origami paper.

This design is very simple and can be done within 2-3 minutes, and is one of our many easy origami guides.

Let’s get folding!

In this guide, I’ll be using a multicolor piece of origami paper, with color on one side and white on the other. However, you can use single-colored paper as well!

1. Flip the paper white side up

origami fox step 1

Begin by flipping your multicolor origami paper over to expose the white side up. If you are using a single colored piece of paper, skip this step.

2. Fold the paper in half diagonally

origami fox step 2

Next, fold the paper in half diagonally from corner to corner.

3. Fold bottom corners to the top

origami fox step 3

Next, rotate your triangle so that the long end is down, and then fold the two bottom corners to the top point.

Origami 101: You have now the origami helmet base, one of the main origami base folds! Learn more about origami bases here.

4. Flip the paper over

origami fox step 4

Next, flip the paper over, ensuring that the flaps face up.

5. Fold the right corner over to the left

origami fox step 5

Fold the right corner over to the left to create a triangle.

6. Fold the three flaps over

origami fox step 6

Next, find the corner with three flaps, and with that corner pointed up, fold the edge with the flaps over to the middle of the paper.

7. Spread the middle flap and push it down

origami fox step 7

After folding the three flaps over, spread open the middle flap and fold it down to form a little square. This is the fox’s face!

8. Slightly pull out on the last fold to complete the face.

origami fox step 8

To complete the face, slightly pull out on the previous fold.

9. Create the tail by folding the bottom left corner inward

origami fox step 9

To finish the fold, bend the left corner inward about an inch, or halfway to the right edge.

Using a marker, add a nose and two eyes and there you have it, a traditional origami fox!

origami fox complete

I hope you liked this little origami fox! If you liked the style of this guide, consider checking out our full collection of origami guides—which includes a variety of other fuzzy creatures to make from paper!

Thanks for reading and happy folding!