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« on: March 23, 2007 11:54:14 PM »

My name is Tohnia. And I make origami.  This is a tutorial for an origami turtle.  This is the way I make turtles, so feel free to modify steps if you feel that you can make it another way.  This is just the way that I find it works best.  All the lines that are dark are your FOLD lines.  It makes it easier to follow.



This is a picture of all the folds you need to do.  Broken down...

Fold:

A) Halfway length & width wise
B) Diagonally both ways
C) Cupboard door to the center length & width wise (basically halfway from your halfway fold in A
D) Fold each corner into the center







You next need to make a waterbomb base.  To do this, press the middle of two opposite sides into the center to achieve a waterbomb base.






Next, bring the bottom edge to the tip of your base and then press the two BOTTOM diagonal edges into the center.  This will give you your turtle base.  Repeat on the other side.



Now, fold the TOP part of your base (the one side that doesn't split into two, those are your legs) to the middle.  Repeat on the other side.

NOTE:  this next step is completely voluntary.  I only included it because this is the way that I find makes the best legs without having to guess at what would look best.  You can skip this step if you wish.  This is just the way I find it works best.





You will notice that the bottom of your model has 2 sides.  fold ONE of these sides to the middle line. Use this "guideline" to fold your leg to the guideline.  Repeat for all 4 legs.









Next, fold all the legs up from the middle line.  Repeat on all sides.  Next, fold the sides into the center.  Repeat on the other side.







Now, turn the sides of your model so the 2 sides with all the folds showing together, so that your now left with 2 legs on either side, and 2 long points.  These will turn into your tail and head.  Fold one side to become your head (fold down the tip of one side, I often use the more "ugly" side and press the two sides together to make a head).  Press the two sides of your tail and head together to show all your folds show again. (notice the cup & Benylin & spoon?  I'm sick  Sad and I took some medicine before I took the photos and forgot to remove it!  So just ignore that part!)





At this point, you will notice that there is a nice little "pocket" on each side between your legs.  The easiest way to puff up your turtle is to insert your index fingers (one on each side!) and GENTLY pull them down.



Your finished product!
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007 03:31:16 AM »

I have to try this! My kids love stuff like this. Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007 05:06:29 AM »

your turtle looks great! so cute *-* thank you for the tutorial! gotta try this, too >_<
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007 07:07:00 AM »

Thank you so much!  I think if I just saw this on it's own there are parts I'd be confused about but since I've been trying to make the turtles already I know exactly what to do =)  You are the best and I hope you feel better!
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007 08:57:30 AM »

Omygosh! That's just too cute!  Cheesy Thanks for the tut.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007 10:06:11 AM »

As soon as I saw this tutorial, I whipped out my burnisher and some green paper (even though I'm at work :-P) and I got thru all of it except for the very last step....maybe I did something wrong, but I cant for the life of me figure out how to puff the turtle up!
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2007 03:47:21 PM »

As soon as I saw this tutorial, I whipped out my burnisher and some green paper (even though I'm at work :-P) and I got thru all of it except for the very last step....maybe I did something wrong, but I cant for the life of me figure out how to puff the turtle up!

If you look closely, you'll notice that there is a nice little "pocket" between the turtle's legs (dirty image!).  Insert one index finger on each side, and place your thumb BENEATH that side.  Then gently pull the two sides apart.  Hope that helps!
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