Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 2

Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 2


Hello! Today we will be folding an Origami Bear by John Montroll. Now we’re going to make another squash fold. So in order to do this, we’re going to have to extend this crease. So just fold along the upper crease where we had made before, and just align the edge with these center layers here. And unfold. Now we can make our squash fold. So start by making, well this should be a mountain fold anyway, but we’re basically just going to push over on this edge here. So you can put your finger inside the model here, and you’re just going to push over and squash down. And it should lay nicely on the layers on the other side. And now on this vertical crease was going to fold it over to the right. And once again, we’re going to fold along this vertical crease over to the right. And now we should have the same thing on the left and right of the model. As you may have noticed, this triangle does not line up with this edge down here. That’s okay, and it should be like that. So now what we’re going to do is fold the crease that folds this whole bottom part up. So we’re going to imagine a line starting at the bottom of this big triangle that goes off in either direction. So to make that crease, start by folding up. Start with the crease right there, right in the middle where there’s two triangles intersect, and just fold the whole bottom edge up. And try to align these two white triangles on the bottom with the big triangle that’s here already. And then you’ll know that you have made a perfect crease just like that. Now what we’re going to do is fold these little triangles inwards. So what we do is pick a triangle, either one, and on the outer edge, we’re basically just going to fold it in. So how we do this is you’re basically trying to keep this edge aligned with itself. And you’re just going to fold this up and make sure it’s not off to the side like that or off like that. So just make sure it lines up with itself, and you should notice it stops once it reaches a certain point. And that’s where you make your crease. So make sure it’s lined up on the side here, and make sure it stops there. And you’re going to do the same thing over here. Now what you have to do is fold this whole region down here that we just folded up, basically just down. So this whole part down here, we’re just going to fold it all down, so it looked like it did before. Just like that. So now we flip over the model, and it should look like this. The lines, as you can see, are just creases that you’ve made elsewhere. And you should have the same as I do now. No what we’re going to do is, if you can see this crease here, we’re basically going to just fold that inside. So just push that crease in all the way across. And just squash that back down. And once you’re done with that, you can flip the model over again. This next step can be a bit tricky, so you may have to try to a couple times before you get it right. Okay, so now what we’re going to do is examine the square up here. Basically if you can imagine it cut in half along this crease and this edge here, we’re going to fold along there. So fold the left edge over to the right, and it should look like that. Now as you can see, there’s a crease right here. And what you’re going to do is pull up along that crease, but you’ll notice that the model doesn’t lie flat. So what you do is, this paper up in the top region, you’re basically just going to push it in towards center. And you’ll notice from there you can basically squash the model down to look something like this. It won’t fully squash. It will be flat except for over here. But now what you’re going to do is, along this crease here, you’re basically just going to push it in so that it lines up with that center crease. And you should have something like this. Now along this crease and this edge here, you’re going to fold that top layer down like that. And then along this vertical crease here, you’re going to fold it over to the left. So the top should look the same as the other side, but the bottom is a bit different. So now we’re going to do the same thing on the right side. We’re going to take the right part of the square and fold it over to the left. And along this horizontal crease, you’re basically just going to make that a valley fold, and you’re just going to pull it up towards the top of the model. Again it doesn’t lie flat, so what you have to do is, in this top region, you just have to push in towards the center along an existing crease there. And then you can once again push out a bit, and like I said before, it will lie flat except for over here. And again, what you do is just push the remaining paper over so that it lines up with the center crease. And now, just like we did before, we’re going to, along this crease and this edge here, we’re just going to fold that down. And then along this vertical crease, we’re just going to fold it over to the right. And it should look the same on both sides, just like this. Now what we’re going to do is fold these two flaps up. So just take each one and fold it up to the top of the model. And it should look something like this. Now what we’re going to do is create a crease running here diagonally. So to do that, we’re going to align this bottom edge, just half of the bottom edge, with this vertical crease. So what we’re going to do is start right here, where they intersect, and we’re just going to make sure they line up as far as that flap goes. And it should look like that. And now you just do the same thing on the other side. So just align this edge here with this here and crease. So it should look like that, and then unfold. Now you should have a crease here and a crease here.

30 thoughts on “Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 2

  1. Thanks so much for this! I was following the description in the book but got stuck, and in desperation searched youtube for help.
    Very much appreciated!

  2. @A0Jonny0A I was stuck too, all you need to do is never to force to much the paper and just push the paper or just play with it for a wile and soon you'll find that its well… possible.

  3. @A0Jonny0A yeah dude, what xynox136 said is true, it took me forever but i finally did it and the funny thing is the video made it look like i was meant to do something a bit different…

  4. Hahaha I finally got that impossible fold at 11:19 at night 🙂 I figured that if some 12-year-old could do it, I could! It's really hard to explain though. I really like this tutorial!

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