How To Make An Easy Origami Turtle

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Origami Turtle

Level: Easy

Copyright: Traditional ?

Time Needed: Approx. 5 Minutes

Tools: None

Supplies: 1 Sheet of Square Paper

Learn how to make a simple origami turtle. This traditional origami turtle or tortoise is made from one sheet of square paper, and is easy enough for young kids to learn.

Like a few traditional origami models, this origami turtle requires a single cut to complete the back legs.

Contrary to popular belief, a single cut (or even more than one) doesn’t turn this into Kirigami (the art of paper cutting). This is because traditional Japanese origami has no such rules like no cutting or even no glue.

Only very recently is the idea of only using one square sheet, no cuts and no glue been popular, to learn more about this, read our page about Pure Origami.

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