Step 1: What You'll Need...
Here's a list of things you will need to make an Ooplie...
-Standard sized piece of paper: 81/2 by 11" (you can use different sizes to get different sized Ooplies, but make sure it has a rectangular shape)
-Ruler (for measuring)
-Scissors (for cutting...what else?)
-Pencil (if you're a neat freak)
Step 2: Let's Get Started!
Step 3: Next:
Step 4: Cut:
Take the ruler and pencil and measure about half way across the bottom of the trapezoid, which should be about 41/4"across. Flip it over and do the same thing on the other side. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT! If you are a cm away from the right place, that's OK. Take the scissors and make a cut, that goes about an inch into the bottom of the trapezoid, starting at the pencil line. Go through both layers, so they are even.
Step 5: Fold the Lip
From the cut, fold the paper up, and gradually shorten the height of the fold as it goes down. (see picture) This creates the effect of it having a real beak, and it gives it the ability to move easier. Fold it four more times to create the upper and lower jaw.
Step 6: Close It!
Open it up, and bend it down the long way. It may feel wrong, but it's right
Now you're done! Make a paper ball and have a catch, or make a family of Ooplies!