Introduction: Origami Christmas Tree

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Have fun this Christmas season by folding a paper Christmas tree.


Scissors, printer, tape

Step 1: Print

Print the fold pattern onto a piece of paper.

Step 2: Cut Out

Cut along the outer edges of the Christmas tree pattern.

Step 3: Crease the Pattern

Following the guidelines for mountain/valley folds, crease the pattern. Start at the edges and move toward the middle.

Solid line = Mountain fold

Dashed line = Valley fold

Step 4: Fold the Pattern and Tape

Fold the pattern completely and tape the edges together.