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

Picture of 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.
owengulick1 year ago
I made one with a sticky note
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ljbaxley013 years ago
awesome!!! sooooo cute
schubertt4 years ago
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!
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zjschafer (author)  schubertt4 years ago
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
zjschafer (author)  schubertt4 years ago
Woah! Thats Awesome! Thanks for making it, im gonna have to try and make one small as yours!
ZyZZyvette4 years ago
For some reason I find it funny that an elephant is made with a bird base. :) He looks really good, though.
zjschafer (author)  ZyZZyvette4 years ago
Very true, Horton Hears a Who. :D
ChrysN4 years ago
Cute elephant! Can't wait to see more of your origami tutorials.
zjschafer (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thankyou! I will be making more soon.