One of the biggest animals on earth has just been reduced to the size of a piece of paper? This Instructable will show you how to make your very own origami elephant using origami paper or a piece of 8x10 cut to square.

Step 1: Getting the right paper

You need origami paper or a manually cut square from a 8x10 sheet of paper like I did.
To begin lets make the basic folds first, fold the paper in halfs both diagnol and horizontal, vertical.
I made one with a sticky note
awesome!!! sooooo cute
I made this from a 2inch square piece of origami paper...it ended up tiny tiny and I definitely didn't have space for a tail or two bends in the trunk!
Heres my extra small one, i used 2inch this time like you did but with notepad paper! I got the tail and the trunk, try this type of paper its easier to fold and better creases so it wont be so thick. Try it! :) I FORGOT THE EYES :O He is momentarly blind lol
Woah! Thats Awesome! Thanks for making it, im gonna have to try and make one small as yours!
For some reason I find it funny that an elephant is made with a bird base. :) He looks really good, though.
Very true, Horton Hears a Who. :D
Cute elephant! Can't wait to see more of your origami tutorials.
Thankyou! I will be making more soon.

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