[old] Easter Origami Instructions: Rabbit (Jun Maekawa)

[old] Easter Origami Instructions: Rabbit (Jun Maekawa)


In this video I am going to
show you how to fold an origami rabbit Jun Maekawa. Diagrams can be found in the book
“Genuine Origami”. It includes 43 fantastic models
with very clear diagrams. Jun Maekawa also rates
the complexity of the designs and gives paper recommendations. Now, this wonderful rabbit
is an intermediate model. Jun Maekawa suggests
folding it from 15cm square of standard origami paper, so that’s what I’m
going to use in this video. In inches, that’s a square with
a side length of 6in. The resulting model then has a height of about 6cm, a width of about 5cm, and a depth of about 3cm. In inches, that’s
2.5in by 2in by 1.25in. So, let’s get started. With the color side up,
we’re going to crease the diagonals. Then take each of the corners and fold it to the central intersection. Now we’re going to form
three rabbit ear folds. by taking this edge and
creasing it to that edge. You only need to crease
up to this point where you can see the diagonal
crease we prepared as the first step. Unfold. You can see the crease
only needs to go up to that point. Same thing on the other side. And then fold in both, so that we have this rabbit ear
popping up and fold it to one side. And do that on two more sides. Incidentally,
none of these rabbit ears will actually form an ear
of the rabbit. It doesn’t matter in which direction
you fold that tip in the end. We’re actually going to crease
it in both directions. Just once in this direction and once in that direction on each of the corners. And then we’re going to align these two opposites to the right and this one like that. Now, this is the head section. For that we’re going to fold the tip to the top. Then we’re going to take
this edge and align it with that edge to create a crease
only going up to where this extra layer starts. So you can see: you don’t need to
go any further than this. Then we’re going to take
this small edge and start a crease in the center
of that edge right here. We’re going to make a crease that goes from that point
up to this point about there. It’s shaping the head, actually, which will be revealed
in the very last step, but it’s much easier
to make these creases right now rather than in the end. It’s only shaping, so if you’re not 100% on the reference,
then it’s not entirely bad. But I think you’ll manage fine anyways. Now we can take this whole section
and fold it behind. And fold the model in half. Now we’re going to take this corner and align it with that point,
making a diagonal crease. A sharp crease. Then inside reverse fold by pushing in the paper
on both sides. Be careful to align it like this,
so that both sides look the same. Now, here in the bottom, there are a lot of extra layers of paper. We’re going to fold the paper along those extra layers of paper and then again inside reverse fold. Now we can take one layer and fold it up, making a crease. Fold it up as far as it will go
on one side. And the other side. For the other side
you can align these two edges with those two edges to make it a bit easier. Now we’re going to take this section down here and we’re going to reverse it, so that it’s colored. For that we’re just going to open it and we’re going to push
on this point right here to push it to the top and then close the model again. Just like that. Next we’re going to take this edge right here and align it with that edge,
making a crease. For that I open the model a bit here and crease right there. Then make a mountain fold right along this edge here. Then collapse the model, making a new crease right there. Same thing on the other side. First fold in, then add the mountain fold, and collapse. Then let’s take this layer right here and fold it down
as far as it goes. And up again. Same thing on the other side. Then we have this small corner here. We’re going to fold it to the back and then bring that edge up to the crease we just created, creasing through both layers. Make a strong crease,
there’s lots of layers here. Then we’re going to make
a spread-squash. For this we’re going to separate
these two layers, right there. This is going to be a mountain fold So we’re going to go inside
these layers here. And we’re going to make
a nice mountain fold out of it on both sides. From the inside push to get a nice mountain fold
on the precreasing right here, too. So you have this rectangle here. Now once you have the rectangle we can start collapsing this
by pushing this flat. And that will give you a nice,
precise spread-squash. Next we’re going to take
this rabbit ear remainder and we’re going to squash it. So open up with your finger here and then push. Ensure that you get a nice corner
right here. Then make it a symmetrical squash by turning over and ensuring that that central crease is in alignment with the parting you can see right there. Then fold in half and here we’re going to take
that one layer and push it inside
while collapsing this down to incorporate
an inside reverse fold. Next we’re going to make
a small, hidden fold. For that we open the model and we’re going to take
this layer right here and we’re going to fold it to one side, so that the crease basically starts right inside here and it ends where you can see these
rabbit ears from the beginning ending. It doesn’t have to be 100% precise and it basically goes where
you want it to, but that’s the reference. So you push that layer up a bit and then you check –
“How far do you want to go?” About that far. And then you can push it flat. And that will give a nice lock and get rid of some paper
that’s in the way. Then we can close this again. Now we’re going to
open these layers, basically making a crease between
this point and that point. But when you open it up
as far as it will go that will happen automatically. Then we make a petal fold
on existing creases by bringing in this side, bringing in that side, and then pushing up and flattening the model, making a new crease
in these both locations. To form the tail
we’re going to fold in a corner. You can fold this up to that tip or a bit farther or a bit less. It just depends
what you want the tail to look like. Then we can fold this in half and that’s your small tail already. Next we’re going to form
the hind legs. We’re folding along
an existing crease here. And also in the back. Then make a crease, a precrease for an inside reverse fold, going from this point down here up to right there, where this layers meets a crease
we have right here. This is just a rough reference. Well, it’s an exact reference, but it’s a reference so you get
a specific shape of the leg. Repeat that on the other side, making it symmetrical. Then make an inside reverse fold
out of it. So you go in here, make that small valley fold here
into a mountain fold, bring that inside. Then we’re going to
fold up in another inside reverse fold. So we’re going to push this
to the top, starting a crease in
this point right here. Then push from the left
to the right to close the model. This will give you
a small, white corner here. That’s intended. Same thing on the other side. First make that inside reverse fold. And then another
inside reverse fold. Like that. Then we can fold down
this layer right here. Same thing on the other side. Now the hind legs are done. Now, for the front legs,
we’re going to fold one layer over
and then align this edge with that crease right there. Same thing on the other side. And the front legs are also done. Now all that remains is the head. For the head we’re going to
start a crease in this point, getting a right angle on this edge. So we’re going to take one layer, start a crease here, and then align edge with edge. And make a crease. Same thing on the other side. Then unfold and make
an inside reverse fold out of it to get a color change. So we don’t have that
small, white corner. Next, we’ll take one layer. Start a crease in this point
and go up to as far as you can go,
which is up to that point right there. And fold. Same thing on the other side. And then we’re going to
take the ears and fold them down a bit. This is mostly a judgement fold. I prefer not to crease all the way, but just perhaps halfway to give
the ear a softer look. But you can also crease it all the way if you like. Then we have this corner up here. We’re going to fold it down in a precrease. Then open this up, make a mountain fold on those crease lines
and then push that inside, a bit like
an open sink. So you first have this box and then you push that box together. Then take that head fold it down a bit,
just to give it a bit of shape on each side. Then on one side perhaps add a crease here
to give the neck a tilt. There are many layers of paper here,
but it’s just a small change of posture. And then finally
we’re going to open here and we’re going to get out the head – the paper for the head. The creases from the beginning already give it a nice shape. We want to round it a bit and pop out the paper completely
carefully. Then check that the top
of the head still looks nice. And finally we’re going to
pull apart the legs to make the rabbit a bit more 3D. Go inside on each side
and push out. And then your rabbit
designed by Jun Maekawa is all done.
It stands stably and I love this model
and hope you enjoyed it, too.

100 thoughts on “[old] Easter Origami Instructions: Rabbit (Jun Maekawa)

  1. As a non-dogmatic origami enthusiast I believe this cute little bunny and I have a meeting with Mr. Glue Stick. Hopefully his sidekick Mr. Paperclip will drop in for a minute or two.

  2. Shame on all the rude, mean people and your offensive language. You have no entitlement to this instructor's effort. Even if you don't like this video what's the big deal? You're no worse off than when you started.

  3. je suis desoler mais je trouve que tu va trop vite, que la qualité d image n est pas bonne et que tu bouge trop l origami .. je n ai pas du tout le résultat que tu as réussie a avoir .. mais bravo tu sais très bien faire les lapins ^^

  4. She's making folds inside with her hands completely covering it so all I have to go on is: "make a fold here, like that, then make a fold here,like that…." Like what??????

  5. eigentlich gut erklärt, aber durch das ständige drehen des Modells und die Geschwindigkeit verliert man die Orientierung, ich musste mir irgendwann (sehr frustrierd) die Frequenzen immer und immer wieder angucken und dann das Modell mit drehen, um dran zu bleiben. Ich werde das Modell dadurch nicht nochmal falten…

  6. Thanks! It's a tricky fold for someone without much origami experience- like me 😉 – but your instructions were really helpful.

  7. I gave up at 7.29 the camera is not close enough and some of the folds are done too quickly and not shown clearly enough,
    even rewinding endless times does does reveal exactly how the folds should go. Shame it looks like a good one, this is the first time I have had to give up.

  8. Got lost at the head part.. but otherwise nice video and a lovely model! ^^
    Update: I literally made 3rabbits and none of them have good-looking heads.. I can't get that part right even thought I tried different paper sizes.. oh well..

  9. I finally MADE IT. I did lose my mind twice during the process though. My bunny resembles a turd at the same time, so I hope that counts for something at least.

  10. At some points way to fast . And the instructions like a 9 year old. Fold it like that and that "?? Like what the shit ? Explain what you are doing !!!

  11. It was made in 2012. Y'all expect it to be fuckin high quality shit. Too bad. 🤓🤗🙄💩👎🏻😾🙅🏻

  12. Good news, everyone! I've made a new, much higher-quality tutorial of this origami rabbit for you to enjoy here: https://youtu.be/kOeX5kuW2gQ

  13. #myfirst – i'm pretty sure this might have been one of the first videos i've watched from your channel, because i definitely attempted to fold this back in high school, haha. i folded it out of printer paper but i don't think the head turned out as well as i had hoped or the head ended up having too few layers than the main part of the body, so it just looked really thin, especially since i used printer paper. hopefully, i'll be able to attempt a better do-over in the near future.

  14. #myfirst This was my first video I've seen from you! And not because of "To The Moon", I knew the game later (which became very memorable to me). The case I watched your tutorial was Easter, I want to fold something special to my Mom. Most of the commenters said they can't make the bunny because of many things, but I thought the instructions were clear, so I folded it quite nice even for the first time! 🙂

  15. #myfirst im not really sure anymore which of your videos i watched first but i think it was this one. i was looking for a easter bunny model for easter and i saw this one which seemed to be a little more complex then all the others. after that i began to scroll through your videos and at some point in time I subscribed 🙂

  16. #myfirst I love this model by Jun Maekawa and this video by Sara Adams which introduced me to happyfolding.com

  17. No! This is not what my father stood for. He did not create this for monogamy use. The art of folding died with his infected soul! Shame on all of you. THIS IS NOT WHAT HE STOOD FOR!!

  18. that annoying voice, always those hands between, skipping steps like crazy…definitely worst moment of my life trying this

  19. thanks for showing us but i could have followed better if
    – you wouldn't fast forward, (even though the steps where you did have been a repetition of previous ones) because
    – I prefer fold-along-with-me-videos
    – you would put your hands aside after diffucult steps, i could hardly see the lines
    – you'd use a better quality, i could hardly see the lines

    anyway thank you

  20. It would be helpful if you would show a picture of what you've done after each step, so we can see what ours should look like & if we've done it right. You go a little too fast from step to step, and your hands are in the way. Then you proceed to the next fold before we can see what you've done. A clear shot of each step would be an improvement to your video. Thanks for sharing. It's fun to try! :O)

  21. You are doing an excellent job at explaining and folding but would be best if you slow down a bit and show each fold after—. Thank you kindly, you are talented and a beautiful soul 🌷

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