Introduction: How to Make an Origami Whale

The big whale is a very easy origami to make so its a great starter for beginners.

An actual whale is the biggest animal in the world and it spends its life cruising gently through the oceans as it travels vast distances across the world each individual whale is very valuable as a crucial part of the cycle of nature. If you make this instructable please take a photo and post it in the comments as i would love to see it.

Step 1: What You Need

You will need :

- A square of paper ( if you don't have one you can use an A4 sheet )

- A pair of scissors

- A black pen

Step 2:

If you have a square sheet of paper you can skip the next couple of steps and go on to step 6.

Take your A4 sheet of paper and fold over the top left corner so that it reaches the other side in a triangular shape. Crease along the folded line with your thumb nail or a bone knife if you have one.

Step 3:

Underneath the triangle there should be a rectangle pull it up so that the bottom of the rectangle is in line with the bottom of the triangle. Crease along the fold line.

Step 4:

Unfold all of the sheet until your left with an A4 piece of paper with 2 creases on it.

Step 5:

Cut off the rectangle shape at the bottom of the page so you have a square.

Step 6:

( If you made the square out of the A4 paper you will already have this crease line )

Fold the paper in half and open out.

Step 7:

Fold in the top and bottom points so that the edges meet along the central crease.

Step 8:

Fold back the left hand point to the folded edge.

Step 9:

Fold over the short diagonal edges from the ends of the left hand triangle as shown in picture.

Step 10:

Fold forward the top of the model along the central crease.

Step 11:

turn over the tail at a sharp angle and make a crease, then open out the body, fold the tail inside and reverse the creases.

Step 12:

Now you can see the shape of the whale.

Step 13:

Now you can draw a face and designs on your whale.

Step 14:

Now you have finished you whale and it should be able to stand up like in the picture. I would love to see your creations so take a picture and post it in the comments. Thanks for looking at my instructable and hopefully making. :-)