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More Origami For Children
These friendly little finger puppets will make every playtime fun. First enjoy making them then have hours of fun acting out scenes with the happy animals. Remember to use the glue sparingly—just enough to hold the model together but not so much that the paper becomes too stiff.

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© 2021 Mari Ono / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · More Origami for Children by Mari Ono, published by CICO Books (£12.99). Photography by Terry Benson and Emma Mitchell. Step-by-step photography by Geoff Dann
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  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 1
    Step 1

    With the design side down, fold the paper in half from corner to corner through the design to make a crease.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Open out then fold in half the other way before folding the outer corners down to the bottom point.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold up the flaps just made at an angle, creating the crease line from the outer corners to a point approximately one third of the way down the center line.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold up the bottom point, making a crease between the two outer points, and release.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the bottom point of the upper flap inside the model then...

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 6
    Step 6

    repeat with the lower flap.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold in the outer points so that they meet on the center line.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold down the top point, making a horizontal fold between the model’s ears.

  • How to fold an origami animal. Puppet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stick down the two flaps made in step 5 using paper glue.

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