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Origami Ocean Friends
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The sea anemone is one of the wondrous creatures of the oceans. Spectacularly colored, they nestle themselves on rocks in the ocean, letting their tendrils waft in the current to collect food. Eight identical, connected pieces make up this origami model, which can then be displayed either way up to show an anemone either feeding or at rest.

OCEAN INSIGHT
You can find over 1,000 different species of sea anemone at the bottom of oceans and rock pools all over the world.

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© 2018 Mari Ono / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · Origami Ocean Friends by Mari Ono, published by CICO Books (£12.99). Photography by Geoff Dann © CICO Books
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  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut both sheets of paper into quarters so that you have eight identical pieces of paper.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take one of the squares and fold it in half through the design to make a crease.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open it out and fold the two left-hand edges over so that they meet in the center, then turn the right-hand point over the edges of these flaps to form a crease.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 4
    Step 4

    Open out the paper and fold over the left-hand corner so that the point now sits on the vertical crease just made.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the paper over and fold it in half from bottom to top,

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 6
    Step 6

    then turn the right-hand point back across the vertical crease and tuck it behind the diagonal flap.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold down the upper sheet from the top at an angle, so that the corner of the flap now sits on the bottom right-hand corner.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn the paper over and fold the top point over at an angle to the bottom left corner.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the bottom right corner of paper over the edge of the flap just made to form a crease,

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 10
    Step 10

    then lift up the paper and open it out slightly to let you push the corner back inside the model.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn the paper in your hands...

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 12
    Step 12

    and open out the front of the model before pressing it back down onto the table.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold down the tip of the front flap to create a horizontal crease, then lift up the paper, opening it out again before pressing the two sides of the front tip together.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 14
    Step 14

    Push this tip backward, reversing the direction of the crease made in the last step.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Origami Sea Anemone - Step 15
    Step 15

    Make up the other seven pieces of paper in the same way then use the paper glue to stick them together in a circle to form the sea anemone.

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