Origami Goldfish :: Pez Dorado

Origami Goldfish :: Pez Dorado


In this video you’ll learn how to make an origami goldfish. This is Leyla Torres of OrigamiSpirit.com For ideas on what paper to use and how to color the paper visit our related blog post at OrigamiSpirit.com To make this fish we need a rectangular piece of paper. Cut a square in half to get two perfect rectangles for this fish. It’s better to use a paper that is somewhat thick. Office paper is ideal, same color on both sides. Make one fold at the center, but not quite to the end. Match edges and fold about three quarters. We make a fold here. Staring about a third of this distance. Just to blunt the corner. Unfold. Press from here and reverse that fold. We are going to mark the central point here. Fold this like so. Match the edges here. And mark the center. Turn it over. Hold the finger right there. We are going to make a fold starting at that point, to this edge. First folding like so -Do not mark the crease yet. We make sure to see a 90˚ angle here. Then we move and open that angle a little bit. Once there we hold and make the crease. This is a close-up view. Notice the obtuse angle. Unfold. We bring this edge to the center. Mark this [lateral] distance. over here… …plus a little more. Rotate and repeat. Now we make a fold from here… …to the corner. Same here. Now we make a fold along here, going through these two intersections. We reinforce these folds… through all layers. And we extend the central fold all the way to the folded edge. Unfold. Pinch the corners, using existing folds. We bring this edge toward the center. We already have the fold. Press flat only on this area. Repeat on the left side. We hold both corners and collapse. Notice that I don’t have any mark here. We hold it like this. We are going to make a fold starting a little to the left of the center. To about here. This is a close-up view. The diagram shows where the folds should go. About there. Same here. Rotate and turn it over. We fold at the center. On this side it’s a mountain fold. Flatten at the back. Hold the two layers together. There is an existing crease. Bring the tail down like so. Inside-reverse fold at the corner, following existing creases. We are going to curl the tail. We can do it with our fingers. This top part can be curled to one side. We can separate the two layers of the tail. For variation, the tail can be curled to one side or the other. Also, The layers of the tail can be curled to the same side, but each one individually. For ideas on how to color the paper visit our related blog post at OrigamiSpirit.com

17 thoughts on “Origami Goldfish :: Pez Dorado

  1. very very great but, you need to lose the stick it's just not needed use your finger instead. Other than that it was so cute and super awesome love it!!!

  2. This is freakin ridiculous. I was trying out another origami fish but it was a disaster, so I decided to try out this one and it’s still a disaster.
    Ugh! I thought this one would be freakin easy because it looks easy, and normally I do excellent at doing origami but for some unknown reason I am getting impatient and frustrated with the fish origami’s.

    The reason to why I am struggling with this one is because my orange construction paper constantly keeps ripping…ugh. 😑
    It’s so annoying. It keeps getting shorter and shorter and I do not know what to do. I have to have this before I go home, which will be on the 30th of Dec. 2017 because it is for a gift.
    If you do not mind me asking, do you have any solutions for me that may help me complete this project?

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