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Fold up a diamond with just one square piece of paper

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  • How to fold an origami gem. Origami Diamonds - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this origami fold, we're basically making the traditional water bomb with a few alterations. If you already know how to fold a water bomb, you may want to skip down to the last steps.

    1. Start with paper wrong side up. I took the photo of the paper right side up by accident. Just pretend that top square is white.

    2. Fold paper in half. Your paper should now look like the bottom picture. Fold the paper on dotted lines and unfold.

  • How to fold an origami gem. Origami Diamonds - Step 2
    Step 2

    3. Bring the bottom left corner of the rectangle over to the right bottom corner.

    4. Flatten it down so it looks like the bottom picture. Turn paper over and repeat on opposite side.

  • How to fold an origami gem. Origami Diamonds - Step 3
    Step 3

    5. Your image should now look like the top photo. Fold bottom left and right flaps up and fold on dotted lines.

    6. Your paper should now look like the bottom photo. Turn paper over and repeat on opposite side.

  • How to fold an origami gem. Origami Diamonds - Step 4
    Step 4

    7. Your paper should now look like the top photo. Fold left and right flaps to meet in the center on dotted lines.

    8. Your paper should now look like the bottom photo. Turn over and repeat step 7 on opposite side.

  • How to fold an origami gem. Origami Diamonds - Step 5
    Step 5

    9. Pull down top left and right flaps and tuck them into opening where arrows are pointing to.

    10. Your paper should now look like the image below. Turn paper over and repeat step 9 on opposite side.

  • How to fold an origami gem. Origami Diamonds - Step 6
    Step 6

    At the bottom of your paper is a little hole that you will blow into just like a balloon. Your paper should puff up into the diamond shape. If you have trouble with it blowing up all the way, you can use a toothpick to push out all the corners.

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