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How to fold an Origami Dragon

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I uploaded a video a few days go, on how to make an origami dragon, and here are the requested instructions.
 
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Step 1: Fold the Base

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If you already know how to fold the bird base, go ahead and do that, and you can skip this step.
Otherwise; for future origami reference, this that we're folding is called the bird base, and is used as the base for many origami animals.

Step 2: The Body

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If you ever get confused during these steps, you can refer to my video.

Step 3: Head and Tail 1

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If you ever get confused during these steps, you can refer to my video.

Step 4: The Wings & Legs

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If you ever get confused during these steps, you can refer to my video.

Step 6: RAWWR!!!

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Now go out and ravage some villages

Step 7: The Video

Heres a full video of the process

bramblebee1006 months ago
The coolest dragon I've ever seen bro!!! And easy to make too, Nice instructables btw... :)
chicadoo1232 years ago
hey is there a easy way to make a dragon???????????? please help
aruablade2 years ago
Can you pleass make a clear video. it was hard for me to follow this. I really want to make one.
instruct393 years ago
dang from this point on it gets hard. I have the most expieriance with origami in my family and i still think this is a harder model to fold.
this is easy and im only a teen ager
well almost im 12 and this is easy
LOL, Grinder your a teenager when you turn 13, and, same, im 12 and this was EASY.
i posted that a while ago wen i first tried it. im much better at origami now and it is much easier for me now.
i agree!
Vzip2 years ago
Hey that's the best dragon Ive found so far! but do u need more than one piece of paper? the second to last frame on step four says you do the same thing for the other side, and i cant figure it out!
I think he explained how to do a sink fold nicely actually. There is only so much one can show and tell. Most of the time you just have to see how it should look and work with it until it's how it should be.
sichase963 years ago
wtf, how do you get past picture 17 to 20!! good instructible though!
grinder78963 years ago
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i like origami woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
w1l50n14044 years ago
Well, I say IT IS hard to desccribe a sink fold!
well u take top and tighly crease downward then u do so on other side than u open the shape push on the square and then refold
i can not do it then also!
xwx MAANNIK4 years ago
I despise Sink Folds with all my being...
grinder7896 xwx3 years ago
freak sink folds are fun
corndawg49 xwx4 years ago
 yes, we should have gotten a better explanation for the sink folds 
corndawg49 xwx4 years ago
 yes, we should have gotten a better explanation for the sink folds 
 my sister is being weird, she just said zhuzhu pets can break your chair zhuzhu pets will eat your hair etc
chamster3 years ago
AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't make it past the step where u make the dog eared thingies on the kite shaped thing! >:(
instruct393 years ago
hey guys, if u like this model u might also like this one

http://www.youtube.com/user/jonakashima#p/search/0/BF1MRVQQpzs
I can not for the life of me figure out how you got picture 4 in step three....
jabapyth (author)  xGoldenHeartsx3 years ago
Which part? You turn the model sideways, pull the side flap up, out, and squash it once it reaches a right angle. I hope that helped; if not, check out the video that accompanies this.
great model. u got anything more complex u could share?

jabapyth (author)  bobthebuilder653 years ago
 yeah...the question is whether I have the time to put it up here =)
I'll see what I can do.
PetBennett3 years ago
i got bored so i went and made a foot tall one of these. the paper before folding was about 3' by 3'. my first (bright red) one came out horrible so i gave it to one of my friends but my second one (navy blue) was one of the best peices of oragami i've ever done. i got a little crazy with the folds in the neck though.
Lil Sushi4 years ago
YOU FORGOT TO SAY "Fold the tail as well as the head" ON THE LAST ONE! jk, i'm just so excited to find a really cool origami dragon that I can make by heart. THANKS A LOT! xD
jabapyth (author)  Lil Sushi4 years ago
You're very welcome =) This is one of my favorite models.
 you ROCK. I made the dragon and i love the way it looks

 i can make a dragon without wings so this one is a pretty big change which makes it a lot harder for me to make
i dont understand the 6th instruction of step 3
weeehoo!
corndawg494 years ago
well, actually, after a while they become easy
darman124 years ago
 Pretty sweet...I've made 3 just whenever I feel like it since learning how yesterday!
jabapyth (author)  darman124 years ago
that's the way of it =) i've got like a hundred in my desk
1333jm4 years ago
This is amazing I think I can make 1,000,000 of them now.
aakarsh19974 years ago
 I didn't understood how you did the step. please make it clear

jabapyth (author)  aakarsh19974 years ago
Thanks for your feedback! Could you specify what about the step you didn't understand? Perhaps the picture number that you found confusing?

thanks,
Jared
 Hi Jabapyth!
Actually I didn't understood the images after the third row.
Please Help ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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