Are you ready for an exciting paper challenge? Let’s make an origami angel! This origami is perfect for older kids during quiet hours since it will keep them busy for hours on end as they focus on getting every crease nice and crispy. Let’s get started!

Because of the complexity of this project, we recommend this origami tutorial for older kids and adults. If you want a simple origami for younger kids, give this origami ghost a try.

## Steps To Make an Origami Angel

### Step 2:

We’re starting by setting the main creases before making the origami angel! So fold in half lengthwise.

Open.

### Step 4:

Fold in half in the opposite direction.

Open again.

### Step 6:

Fold diagonally.

### Step 7:

Take the left and right corners and fold to the middle line.

### Step 8:

Open the last two folds.

### Step 9:

Cross-fold the right corner to the left side.

### Step 10:

Open and repeat on the left side cross-folding to the right side. Open again.

### Step 11:

Accordion fold one time on the right side towards the middle line.

### Step 12:

Repeat on the left side. Your figure should look something like this.

### Step 13:

Unfold so your origami angel will have these new creases.

### Step 14:

Accordion fold the left and right sides again, this time making sure there’s a space not-too-far between the two.

### Step 15:

Fold the right side toward the left side, until it meets the first crease on the left. Then, accordion-fold it.

### Step 16:

Repeat on the left side as well, until it looks similar to a paper plane with more layers.

### Step 17:

Extend the last few creases on both sides.

### Step 18:

Lift the right and left sides up, to create triangles on each side.

### Step 19:

Fold each triangle halfway down.

### Step 20:

Undo the last step.

### Step 21:

Fold the right and left sides inward, up until the middle crease.

### Step 22:

Undo the last step.

### Step 23:

Take the right side and squash-fold it inwards.

### Step 24:

Repeat on the other side.

### Step 25:

After pressing down to crease, open both sides.

Flip over.

### Step 27:

Using the last crease on the right side as a guide, fold down the top part of your paper.

### Step 28:

Repeat on the left side.

Flip it over.

### Step 30:

Fold the right side upwards.

### Step 31:

Fold the left side upwards.

### Step 32:

Squash fold the right corner inwards.

### Step 33:

Repeat the squash fold on the left side.

Flip over.

### Step 35:

Turn upside down and fold the right upper layer inwards.

### Step 36:

Take the same-side tip and fold outwards.

### Step 37:

Repeat the last two steps on the left side.

### Step 38:

Open the right side upper flap and push down.

### Step 39:

Repeat on the left side.

Flip over.

### Step 41:

Take the right side and flip the bottom part to the middle line and crease.

### Step 42:

Repeat on the left side, your figure will look like a tie at this point.

### Step 43:

Flip it over. Take the right flap and fold it down, behind the shorter upper layers.

### Step 44:

Repeat on the left side.

### Step 45:

Using your index finger and thumb, open the top corner and slightly push down, so the tip will take a more circular shape.

Phew, that was a lot of steps â€“ but wasn’t it worth it too? This origami angel is ready to adorn your Christmas tree, dinner table, or bedroom!

Yield: 1 origami angel

# How To Make An Origami Angel

Make an origami angel for your Christmas tree, dinner table, or to decorate your bedroom!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost \$1

## Materials

• 1 square piece of paper

## Instructions

2. We’re starting by setting the main creases before making the origami angel! So fold in half lengthwise.
3. Open.
4. Fold in half in the opposite direction (note that the paper here is rotated, but you can see the previous step's crease so you know it's in the other direction).
5. Open again.
6. Fold diagonally.
7. Take the left and right corners and fold to the middle line.

8. Open the last two folds.
9. Cross-fold the right corner to the left side, and open.
10. Open and repeat on the left side cross-folding to the right side. Open again.
11. Accordion fold one time on the right side towards the middle line.
12. Repeat on the left side. Your figure should look something like this.
13. Unfold so your origami angel will have these new creases.
14. Accordion fold the left and right sides again, this time making sure there’s a space not-too-far between the two.

15. Fold the right side toward the left side, until it meets the first crease on the left. Then, accordion-fold it.

16. Repeat on the left side as well, until it looks similar to a paper plane with more layers.

17. Extend the last few creases on both sides.
18. Lift the right and left sides up, to create triangles on each side.

19. Fold each triangle halfway down.

20. Undo the last step.
21. Fold the right and left sides inward, up until the middle crease.

22. Undo the last step.
23. Take the right side and squash-fold it inwards.

24. Repeat on the other side.
25. After pressing down to crease, open both sides.
26. Flip over.
27. Using the last crease on the right side as a guide, fold down the top part of your paper.
28. Repeat on the left side.
29. Flip it over.
30. Fold the right side upwards.
31. Fold the left side upwards.
32. Squash fold the right corner inwards.
33. Repeat the squash fold on the left side.
34. Flip over.
35. Turn upside down and fold the right upper layer inwards.
36. Take the same-side tip and fold outwards.
37. Repeat the last two steps on the left side.
38. Open the right side upper flap and push down.

39. Repeat on the left side.
40. Flip over.
41. Take the right side and flip the bottom part to the middle line and crease.
42. Repeat on the left side, your figure will look like a tie at this point.
43. Flip it over. Take the right flap and fold it down, behind the shorter upper layers.
44. Repeat on the left side.
45. Using your index finger and thumb, open the top corner and slightly push down, so the tip will take a more circular shape.

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