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I designed this a year or so ago while being bored in Geometry class. Be warned, it's not for the beginner! You should at least be able to fold a frog base (preferably from memory) before attempting this model.
1. Begin with a square.
2. Fold a frog base in the color you want the finished model to be.
3. Sink one of the small flaps. Repeat on an adjacent flap.
4. Step 3 completed with the middle flattened.
5. Now flip to a remaining flap...
6. And valley fold the side like so. Repeat behind.
7. Step 6 completed. Repeat on the other flap side (it should be adjacent to this one).
8. Steps 6 and 7 completed.
9. Flatten the middle part.
10. And valley fold the side flaps like so. This is vaguely similar to making a kite base.
11. Open out the side and pull out the small flap as far as it will comfortably go. Repeat on the other side.
12. Step 11 completed. These are the arms.
13. Fold the bottom point up like so.
14. Flip the model over.
15. Valley fold to one side.
16. And valley fold the side again. Repeat on the other side.
17. Step 16 completed on both sides.
18. Turn the model over again and fold the top point down 1/3 of the way to the tip of the belly flap. Crease well.
19. Now the hard part begins. Open out the tail flaps folded in step 16 as well as the back leg flaps.
20. And begin to open up the model! It helps to stick a finger up into the model.
21. Flatten out the top along the creases formed in step 18. This will become the head.
22. Collapse the model back to its previous shape, except for the top point which is squashed down. The model will now lie flat.
23. Now focus on a side. Reverse fold the first two layers as shown (I apologize for blurriness!). Repeat on the other side.
24. Step 23 completed on both sides.
25. Flip the model over.
26. Fold the top bit down. Note the reference points.
27. Swivel fold like so. Repeat on the other side.
28. Step 27 completed on both sides.
29. Turn the model back over and fold the top corner down. Note the reference points.
30. Fold the corner back up to pleat. Repeat on the other side.
31. Step 30 completed on both sides. These are the ears.
32. Now open up the belly flap....
33. And fold both corners to meet the center line! Then fold the tip of the belly flap to the edge of the two folded corners.
34. Step 33 completed.
35. Reverse fold the feet and mountain fold the sides to narrow them.
36. Open the feet up and fold the tip inside to shorten them.
37. Step 36 completed. The tips of the feet have also been reverse folded.
38. Turn the model over and rabbit-ear the tail.
39. Mountain fold the sides of the back.
40. Open up the tip of the tail, curve it, valley fold the feet forward and you have....
The adorable finished Mew!
WOWWWERRR.. this like advance origami, but kawaiii
ITS AN ORIGAMI MEW!! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me at first but it is the mew pokemon!
I love this! It looks way to complicated for me to do though, I'll see if my boyfriend can make me one, his origami skills are better than mine
wow. that cool! ^__^ I think I need to practice my origami first
cool but not easy at all ><
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! I LOVE MEW!!!! I INSTANTLY RECOGNIZED HIM! Its so cute!
I always wondered HOW people just MADE UP an entirely new creature with origami. Are you just fooling around and it ended up making something, or do you actually set out to do a certain thing?
Wow nice. Pretty good origami model for having designed it yourself. I love Mew. :3
Well, I'm sure it's not too easy to explain, but no matter what, I have -no- idea how to get from the picture at step 6 to the one at step 7. Maybe you could name the sides or just add left-right-descriptions....
@___@ This is going to take a few tries.... Thank you for the how-to