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A paper version of the famous Pokemon!

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.

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  1. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 1 1

    1. Begin with a square.

  2. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 2 2

    2. Fold a frog base in the color you want the
    finished model to be.

  3. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 3 3

    3. Sink one of the small flaps. Repeat on an
    adjacent flap.

  4. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 4 4

    4. Step 3 completed with the middle
    flattened.

  5. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 5 5

    5. Now flip to a remaining flap...

  6. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 6 6

    6. And valley fold the side like so. Repeat
    behind.

  7. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 7 7

    7. Step 6 completed. Repeat on the other
    flap side (it should be adjacent to this one).

  8. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 8 8

    8. Steps 6 and 7 completed.

  9. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 9 9

    9. Flatten the middle part.

  10. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 10 10

    10. And valley fold the side flaps like so. This
    is vaguely similar to making a kite base.

  11. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 11 11

    11. Open out the side and pull out the small
    flap as far as it will comfortably go. Repeat
    on the other side.

  12. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 12 12

    12. Step 11 completed. These are the arms.

  13. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 13 13

    13. Fold the bottom point up like so.

  14. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 14 14

    14. Flip the model over.

  15. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 15 15

    15. Valley fold to one side.

  16. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 16 16

    16. And valley fold the side again. Repeat on
    the other side.

  17. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 17 17

    17. Step 16 completed on both sides.

  18. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 18 18

    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. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 19 19

    19. Now the hard part begins. Open out the
    tail flaps folded in step 16 as well as the
    back leg flaps.

  20. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 20 20

    20. And begin to open up the model! It helps
    to stick a finger up into the model.

  21. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 21 21

    21. Flatten out the top along the creases
    formed in step 18. This will become the
    head.




  22. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 22 22

    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. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 23 23

    23. Now focus on a side. Reverse fold the
    first two layers as shown (I apologize for
    blurriness!). Repeat on the other side.

  24. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 24 24

    24. Step 23 completed on both sides.

  25. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 25 25

    25. Flip the model over.

  26. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 26 26

    26. Fold the top bit down. Note the reference
    points.

  27. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 27 27

    27. Swivel fold like so. Repeat on the other
    side.

  28. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 28 28

    28. Step 27 completed on both sides.

  29. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 29 29

    29. Turn the model back over and fold the
    top corner down. Note the reference points.

  30. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 30 30

    30. Fold the corner back up to pleat. Repeat
    on the other side.

  31. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 31 31

    31. Step 30 completed on both sides. These
    are the ears.

  32. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 32 32

    32. Now open up the belly flap....

  33. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 33 33

    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. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 34 34

    34. Step 33 completed.

  35. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 35 35

    35. Reverse fold the feet and mountain fold
    the sides to narrow them.

  36. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 36 36

    36. Open the feet up and fold the tip inside
    to shorten them.

  37. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 37 37

    37. Step 36 completed. The tips of the feet
    have also been reverse folded.

  38. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 38 38

    38. Turn the model over and rabbit-ear the
    tail.

  39. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 39 39

    39. Mountain fold the sides of the back.

  40. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 40 40

    40. Open up the tip of the tail, curve it, valley
    fold the feet forward and you have....

  41. How to fold an origami animal. Origami Mew - Step 41 41

    The adorable finished Mew!

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