Origami Chibi Dragon (Jo Nakashima)

Origami Chibi Dragon (Jo Nakashima)


Fold and unfold along the diagonals Turn over Fold in half Unfold Fold in half vertically Unfold Fold a square base Fold the right corner Fold the left corner Unfold Reverse-fold Fold the point up Turn over Valley-fold the left corner Unfold Squash-fold Valley-fold both sides Unfold Reverse-fold Valley-fold Fold the right corner Unfold Squash-fold Valley-fold both sides Unfold Reverse-fold Valley-fold Valley-fold the point down Fold the tip up (note the reference points) Valley-fold the edges Fold in half Bring the edge to the vertical crease Flatten the model as shown Repeat on the other side Fold the flap down and unfold Fold the top layer on the existing crease and squash-fold Fold and unfold Reverse-fold the little corner Repeat on the other side Open the model Mountain-fold Valley-fold and bring the previous fold under the wings Close the model Bring the wings upwards Valley-fold the edge of the tail Repeat on the other side Bring this edge to inside the tail Repeat on the other side Shape the tail with crimp folds Valley-fold the point (no reference points) Turn it into a mountain-fold and make a pleat fold Repeat the pleat fold on the other side Flatten the head Fold the corners inside to narrow the neck Reverse-fold Repeat on the other side Reverse-fold Reverse-fold Shape the arms Chibi Dragon finished!

100 thoughts on “Origami Chibi Dragon (Jo Nakashima)

  1. ummmm…so you want me to squash fold the reverse folded reverse folded squash folded reverse folds? Only a touch hard. Well explained though.

  2. Thx jo to suggest for this video
    I west many craft papers but I really don't know anyone can Mack dregon from that wasted paper
    " Jo Nakashima " is your real name???

  3. I made this once, and I took the time to memorize it. Amazing piece of work!!! (can't figure out how you design these fellas) I already made 2, and I'm going to make a jumbo one (50cm x 50cm!) Love your videos.

  4. This dragon is so well designed, yet basic to make. I’ve made two so far and absolutely love them, I can’t wait to try out your other ones.

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  6. Wow thanks!
    I am COMPLETELY new to origami, and I stupidly didn't read your blog post correctly and started to try to make the other dragon… That is quite a mess… Tried this and completed! Struggled a bit with the head, but it turned out great (for a first timer) in the end.
    Will definitely keep trying, and test some of your other tutorials!

  7. Thanks, a simplified version of the other dragon! If had known this, I would have started here before maing the harder one. Still, they're both on my desk lookin' handsome. Thanks for these tutorials. 😉 Keep maing them!

  8. I was so proud of myself after I finished it and it looked beautiful! thank you for the amazing method!

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