Gryphon Origami




About: Hi! I'm Wilson, I'm from Indonesia but I'm studying in Australia for now.

Well this is my first instructables. Many complains about this one is too hard. So I try to fix it and make it more simple. And this is the result. I think this one is better than the previous. Some steps are the same, but i remove the big open-sink fold.

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Step 1: : Materials

All you need is just a square sheet of paper. I recommended 21 x 21 cm papers. Colors doesn't matter. In this model, I use plain paper.

Step 2: : Preliminary Base

First fold the paper to half. Then, fold the paper half again. Lift one of it's layer and squash fold. Do the same on the other side. And you're done with the Preliminary Base.

Step 3: : Model's Base

Fold up the layer of the Preliminary Base. Do the same on the other 3 sides. So it's looks like a Waterbomb Base. Then lift one of it's layer and do a squash fold. Do on the other side ( Not all of them)

Step 4: : the Hardest Part

Pull a layer down. Well, this is the hardest part, I hope you have a lot of patience. Pull it gently. When it's half-pulled, tuck the corner. The fold it down. (This is really confusing, honestly).

Step 5: : Repeat

Fold down the leg. Then lift up the leg, fold down again and fold back. Do it on the other sides. ( This will take a few minutes, I hope you have a lot of patient )

Step 6: : Making the Legs

After you finish them, now fold up (just like when you're trying to fold a bird base). Then gently pull the legs (as shown in picture) and let it spread. Then valley fold to the right. Do it on the other three legs.

Step 7: : the Main Base

Fold to the left, then squash-fold. Petal-fold up then fold down. fold to the right. repeat on the other side. Fold down then valley fold.

Step 8: : Wings, Limbs & Legs

Do this only for the fore legs. Fold the leg up, then mountain fold like the picture. Then valley fold the leg. If you open the back of the leg, there should be three layers on it.  You the second and the third and do a crimp-fold.  Then inside crimp-fold the legs. Repeat on the other side. Squash fold to form the wings. The rear legs are quiet the same with the fore legs, just without the crimp-fold. Well, you can balance it later, but if you want to it doesn't matter.

Step 9: : Head, Tail and You're Done!

Inside reverse fold the head, the, crimp-fold the head and the beak. For the tail, well it's the same as the old one. So you open the tail, crimp-fold the edge, kite-fold then close it. Fold the wings if you want to but I don't seem to like it. Balance the legs and that's it! You're done! I rather say this one is better and easier

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    1 year ago

    I'm confused on step 3. What do you mean by other 3 sides?


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Hi w1l50n1404!

    I am a huge fan of your 'ibles, but I'm not sure if you're on anymore....well, that's no what I'm asking. I'm asking if you could maybe add a video of the folding process. That would make things so much easier for me, and I would really appreciate it! Thanks for reading!



    'Can you please tell me how to do the hardest part? I don't know what you'r saying.Can you please tell me how to do the hardest part? I don't know what you'r saying.'

     Yeah, those double sided paper are rare too find in my country. So i must go to another country to buy it. Hey! You play Pokemon? Me too! I'm playing the new Pokemon Melee Scramble on Wii


    Reply 7 years ago on Step 5

    Hey, I'm from Indonesia too! Except I'm terrible at bahasa. . . Well, anyway, why don't you just color one of the sides? It should be able to establish some sort of clarity between the two sides.


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 5

    hi guys you might find it weird but i have all the pokemon ds games and i am an only child.oh,i'm a girl fyi.


    7 years ago on Step 4

    I think I did it right. . .


    7 years ago on Introduction

    someone who can made it, can d a video or anything else to the others?

    Gabriel Mequer

    7 years ago on Step 6

    Why didn't you upload photos with a little better pixels :( it'd be easier with high quality pics.. But thank you anyway :D


    10 years ago on Step 5

    man you make it hard to under stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are really bad!!!!

    3 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 5

    you shouldn't say that! don't you think it'll make him feel bad?
    don't you have a heart?!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    *sigh* I guess this IS a really hard project! I guess I must need more training on my project to make it easier.. Sorry, if this project's to hard for you. Je regrette, monsieur!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm prety good at origami(i'd hat to be a @#$%) but I don't relly get it.