Introduction: Gryphon Origami

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Well this is my first instructables. Many complains about this one is too hard. So I try to fix it and make it more simple. And this is the result. I think this one is better than the previous. Some steps are the same, but i remove the big open-sink fold.

Step 1: : Materials

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All you need is just a square sheet of paper. I recommended 21 x 21 cm papers. Colors doesn't matter. In this model, I use plain paper.

Step 2: : Preliminary Base

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First fold the paper to half. Then, fold the paper half again. Lift one of it's layer and squash fold. Do the same on the other side. And you're done with the Preliminary Base.

Step 3: : Model's Base

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Fold up the layer of the Preliminary Base. Do the same on the other 3 sides. So it's looks like a Waterbomb Base. Then lift one of it's layer and do a squash fold. Do on the other side ( Not all of them)

Step 4: : the Hardest Part

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Pull a layer down. Well, this is the hardest part, I hope you have a lot of patience. Pull it gently. When it's half-pulled, tuck the corner. The fold it down. (This is really confusing, honestly).

Step 5: : Repeat

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Fold down the leg. Then lift up the leg, fold down again and fold back. Do it on the other sides. ( This will take a few minutes, I hope you have a lot of patient )

Step 6: : Making the Legs

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After you finish them, now fold up (just like when you're trying to fold a bird base). Then gently pull the legs (as shown in picture) and let it spread. Then valley fold to the right. Do it on the other three legs.

Step 7: : the Main Base

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Fold to the left, then squash-fold. Petal-fold up then fold down. fold to the right. repeat on the other side. Fold down then valley fold.

Step 8: : Wings, Limbs & Legs

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Do this only for the fore legs. Fold the leg up, then mountain fold like the picture. Then valley fold the leg. If you open the back of the leg, there should be three layers on it.  You the second and the third and do a crimp-fold.  Then inside crimp-fold the legs. Repeat on the other side. Squash fold to form the wings. The rear legs are quiet the same with the fore legs, just without the crimp-fold. Well, you can balance it later, but if you want to it doesn't matter.

Step 9: : Head, Tail and You're Done!

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Inside reverse fold the head, the, crimp-fold the head and the beak. For the tail, well it's the same as the old one. So you open the tail, crimp-fold the edge, kite-fold then close it. Fold the wings if you want to but I don't seem to like it. Balance the legs and that's it! You're done! I rather say this one is better and easier


AkhilA44 (author)2017-11-13

I'm confused on step 3. What do you mean by other 3 sides?

LiveCrafts (author)2015-09-27

Hi w1l50n1404!

I am a huge fan of your 'ibles, but I'm not sure if you're on anymore....well, that's no what I'm asking. I'm asking if you could maybe add a video of the folding process. That would make things so much easier for me, and I would really appreciate it! Thanks for reading!


lee.leyang.50 (author)2015-02-15

'Can you please tell me how to do the hardest part? I don't know what you'r saying.Can you please tell me how to do the hardest part? I don't know what you'r saying.'

Arceus Master Elemental (author)2010-01-22

here's some advice: use origami paper or color one side of the paper, It make it easier to see what you're doing.

 Yeah, those double sided paper are rare too find in my country. So i must go to another country to buy it. Hey! You play Pokemon? Me too! I'm playing the new Pokemon Melee Scramble on Wii

Thergox (author)w1l50n14042012-06-24

Hey, I'm from Indonesia too! Except I'm terrible at bahasa. . . Well, anyway, why don't you just color one of the sides? It should be able to establish some sort of clarity between the two sides.

spark16 (author)w1l50n14042011-09-02

hi guys you might find it weird but i have all the pokemon ds games and i am an only child.oh,i'm a girl fyi.

Thergox (author)2012-06-24

I think I did it right. . .

Addampapper (author)2012-04-30

someone who can made it, can d a video or anything else to the others?

eulaliaaaa! (author)2009-07-13

Nice! I could make this thing easily. Of course, I have been doing origami for years. Great job!

Addampapper (author)eulaliaaaa!2012-04-30

dude your awesome, can make a video?

w1l50n1404 (author)eulaliaaaa!2009-07-15

Wow, that's great! You know people usually can't make this origami cause it's too complex! Haha!

Addampapper (author)2012-04-26

Have a video?

Gabriel Mequer (author)2011-11-13

Why didn't you upload photos with a little better pixels :( it'd be easier with high quality pics.. But thank you anyway :D

paco5678 (author)2009-02-20

man you make it hard to under stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are really bad!!!!

spark16 (author)paco56782011-09-02

you shouldn't say that! don't you think it'll make him feel bad?
don't you have a heart?!

w1l50n1404 (author)spark162011-09-03

That's okay, I'm getting used to it, lol

w1l50n1404 (author)paco56782009-02-22

*sigh* I guess this IS a really hard project! I guess I must need more training on my project to make it easier.. Sorry, if this project's to hard for you. Je regrette, monsieur!

hrodriguez7 (author)2011-09-02

I'm prety good at origami(i'd hat to be a @#$%) but I don't relly get it.

hrodriguez7 (author)2011-09-02

is step 4 realy necesary?

bobbubbles (author)2011-01-09

this step is harder than the hardest step :(

spark16 (author)bobbubbles2011-09-02

you are so right

cornrun (author)2009-07-23

you could make the instructions clearer. im normally really good at following instructions.

spark16 (author)cornrun2011-09-02

I'm good at following them too. usually.

spark16 (author)2011-09-02

yayyy!i actually got through the hardest part!

dseville (author)2011-06-29

It is so hard

dseville (author)dseville2011-07-02

Oh wait it is easy in step 4 or 5 anyway thanks

omgcutie2 (author)2011-06-10

Awwww... I couldn't get it :(

w1l50n1404 (author)2011-06-06

Okay, since everybody's complaining, I bought a new SLR camera, so I'm gonna revise all of my projects, please be patience

tom978 (author)2011-06-05

i don't understand the second picture of step 4 can you change it? please

жманолов (author)2011-04-15

Really bad-qualitypictures...can't see what I need to do...

Considering that it looks as though the author is trying to fold with one hand and hold a camera steady with the other, these really aren't bad at all in terms of _quality_. It would be nice if they were a bit bigger so that the details were clearer, but for their size they're pretty sharp.

bobbubbles (author)2011-01-09

yay i did it
its kind of like...
just foldit downwards outwards and work from there :D

trker (author)2010-12-15

Maybe you could add a video? pls

origamimaker123 (author)2010-09-18

can you make a better illustration of step 6 please?

Im trying to find a easier way though it's going to use creases

origamimaker123 (author)2010-09-18

thhis step is rly hard

ldkv (author)2009-05-21

cheap man

origamimaker123 (author)ldkv2010-09-18

w1l50n1404 is not a cheap man

ked1997 (author)2010-08-22

Ive made it before but it was really hard

luxrey24 (author)2010-08-14

I don't know how to do page 2

w1l50n1404 (author)2010-06-06

I've made it more easier, well I think it's better than the old one.

kristian bandage (author)2010-03-01

what a good origami

OrigamiGurl (author)2010-01-09

what is a squash fold?

w1l50n1404 (author)OrigamiGurl2010-01-25

This may help you out!

chaitanyak (author)2009-11-27

 its really tough.. cant figure out some of the folds :(

NInja99 (author)2009-11-01

sorry but wut i got was a crumple of paper and alot of  rage
how long does the vid take?

erykdesign (author)2009-09-27

woow could you do it slowly maybe a video thanks for the tut.

w1l50n1404 (author)erykdesign2009-09-28

Yes! I'm working on the video, as it is recommend by inergy. The problem is now, i must practice folding my own origami. So I don't have to cut the video line when I'm stuck with the origami! Thanks for reminding me! I was playing Air soft Gun with my friends so I merely forget about it!

bomb voyajue (author)2009-05-25

too hard too hard MUAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!!!!!!!!

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Bio: Hi! I'm Wilson, I'm from Indonesia but I'm studying in Australia for now.
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