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The original diagram (that you can find on the attachment) belongs to Jim Cowling, and was folded on a U$1 bill.
It was found on Yahoo's "moneyfolders_unite" (Yakoo groups). As I don't have dollar bills to fold, I used a recycled sheet of paper the same size of a bank note.
The armadillo is not as rich as his american cousin, but... nobody's perfect (o:




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  1. Step 1 1

    I used a 7x15cm piece of recycled paper.

  2. Step 2 2

    Follow the creases on the picture...

  3. Step 3 3

    ... folding like this

  4. Step 4 4

    Fold down one of the sides till de central (vertical) line

  5. Step 5 5

    Now flatten this last fold. (See that the creases stay aligned)
    Turn it (as a book page) and repeat the step with the other side.

  6. Step 6 6

    That's the appearence after both sides have been folded

  7. Step 7 7

    Turn all these "pages" to one side, and fold up to the central line the lower edge of both sides (see the picture) just to crease

  8. Step 8 8

    Unfold step "7" and now make the lower vertex together with the upper one. This is a little critical, but the creases will help you to fold in the right place

  9. Step 9 9

    That's the appearence after step "8".
    Remember you'll have to turn these folds aside (as a book) and repeat the same with the other side

  10. Step 10 10

    You'll obtain something like this

  11. Step 11 11

    Another difficult step. The little triangle that appeared on last step will be refolded inwards

  12. Step 12 12

    Take a breath... It's easier from now on.
    Make a "z" fold, respecting the proportion |_2/3_|1/3|

  13. Step 13 13

    Fold down to the central line both sides. (that's the same fold we had on the first project "Rochen/Stingray")

    You'll have to adjust the paper (see the picture)

    We have now armadillo's head and long ears

  14. Step 14 14

    Now, the tail...

    As you can see, it's the same fold of step "12" applied to the lower part of the paper

  15. Step 15 15

    Now it'a a piece of cake.

    Make parallel superimposed folds, like a concertina... See the picture

  16. Step 16 16

    Bend down the edge of both sides. (The better way to do this is using a ruller) This will help to mantain the folds done on step "15"

    (*Note that I turned it upside down for you to see what I describe on this step)

  17. Step 17 17

    Fold the whole piece down on the central axis.
    Hold the snout and open its ears (pressing)
    Hold the lower part and stretch carefully the upper part, bending the body (carapace) of the armadillo.
    Ins't it cute??

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And you're done!



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