Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 1

Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 1

Hello! Today we will be folding an Origami Bear by John Montroll. Start with a square sheet of paper color
on one side white on the other. So to start folding this model, we’re
going to start with the white side up. Start by folding the left edge over to
the right edge. Make a crease and unfold. Now fold from top to bottom. Crease, and again unfold. Now take the top edge and fold it down to this horizontal crease. Line up perfectly and crease. Now we are going to align the left part
of this top edge with this vertical crease. In order to do that, you start here and
start aligning that edge. And continue down, and make a crease. And do the same thing on the right side. Just line it up with the flap that you
just folded over. And unfold both of those. Now we’re going to align the left and right edges with this vertical
crease. So start by folding over this left edge and align it from top to
bottom with that vertical crease. Make a crease and unfold. And do the same on the right side. And unfold. Now we are going to do a squash fold. By using this crease and this
crease we’re going to squash the paper. So start
by making this crease a valley fold. And sort of pull the paper up around it. And
this crease here, on the top of this layer. Make that mountain fold. And push
it all over to the right. And just squash down that layer so it looks like this. Now we’re going to make this a valley
fold. So pull the paper up towards the top. And as you do that,as you bring this
edge towards the top, you have to push in the left edge towards the center crease. And this paper that is standing up in the middle, you just squash that down. And you should have something like this. Now as you can see, we have a white
little square here. What you’re going to do is take the top
corner,top loose corner, and fold it down to this corner of the square, like so. Now what we’re going to do is align this
edge with this crease and this edge here. So what we do is take both layers that
you see here, and you’re just going to start at the very top and align those
two points, and continue down until it gets to about here. Now you’ll see it goes off the line and
it doesn’t match up anymore, but what you do is just squash. So you should have something like this.
Now once you’ve done that, you unfold. Now what we’re going to do is unfold the
model a bit. So start by pulling this left side over
and pushing the top layer on the top down. So just like this, but be careful. And
make sure that you have this this flap that we folded the square in half with,
keep that folded down. And just pull this edge over and this edge down, and just
squash that down. Now we are going to do another squash fodl. To do the squash fold, we will be using
this crease here and this crease here. So start by making this crease
valley-fold, and just fold the whole layer over, and it makes that a valley
fold. Now as you can see, this crease here
stops at a certain point, right about there. So you should probably extend that
crease. So fold along this crease once again, but this time just run your finger
down the edge there and unfold. And you’ll see that the crease extends down
here. Now to do the squash fold. Again, as this is a valley fold here. Sort of put
your finger inside the model a bit. And what you’re going to do is push it over
to the right and squash it down. You should have something like this. And now once
you have this, you’ll see a vertical crease running up and down like this. So just fold this edge over, just like
that, and now once it looks like this. Again,
along this vertical crease, you’re going to just fold this flap over
to the side. Now we have completed the left side.
However the right side is incomplete. So basically we’re going to do the same
thing on the right side that we did to the left. So start by squash folding, and this
crease is going to start off a mountain fold. And we’re going to use this crease
up top her. So take the top crease and as that’s a mountain fold, sort of
push it over towards the other side. And it’ll easily squash down just like that. Now we’re going to take this horizontal
crease and pull it upwards. And you’ll notice that this right edge wants to go
into the center. And that’s exactly what we want it to do. So just push it right
into the center so it aligns with the other side. Once again, you’ll see we have that white
square. So what we do is take this top corner
and fold it over to the bottom corner just like we did before. Now again, like we did before, we’re going
to align this edge here with the edge running down the center. So start at the very top and work your
way down. Once you have that you can unfold. Now that we have made a crease here,
we’re going to unfold the model a bit just like we did before. So start by opening up this right edge
and pushing it over to the right. And then you’re going to let this top layer
at the top go down, and you should end up with something like that.

38 thoughts on “Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 1

  1. this video is VERY informative, you're very patient unlike most people who rush through everything.

    however, you're too much like AdamsSara, which is kinda weird. "angle bisector", the whole description…


    other than that, best origami video ive seen yet.

  2. this tutorial is better then de rest because it's more slowly 🙂
    Most of it just make people nerveus. This time it actually calmes me!

  3. i basically could not do this model basically because one fold was basically to basically Hard and i basically wasted 5 pieces of paper trying to get it to work

  4. sweet, i am trying to replicate the shoebox from heavy rain, i am glad that you are teaching origami on youtube to help me

  5. Nice, I was able to get it after one try. I'm sure to do it again to get it neat and right.

    Thanks for your efforts in putting this up, and getting Montroll's permission to do so!

  6. I LOVE these origami tutorials. They're a great intro to origami with very great, very basic explanations for those of us who do not know the advanced terminology. Keep up the great work!

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