Origami Happy Santa (John Smith) – Part 1

Origami Happy Santa (John Smith) – Part 1


Hello! Today we will be holding an Origami Happy Santa designed by John Smith. This is a very simple holiday model and it’s perfect for Christmas! This model requires two square sheets of paper with color on one side and white on the other. This model looks best with paper with red on one side and white on the other, but the color is really up to you. So we’re going to first start by folding the head. So let’s take our first piece of paper, and we’re going to make sure that the color side is up. Then we’re just going to fold in half diagonally. So let’s take this left corner and fold it over to this right corner. Align the corners and the edges and then make a crease. And then unfold. Now we’re going to align these two edges with the center crease. So let’s start with this left edge and we’re just going to pull it over towards the center crease. And as you begin to see the white you’re just going to start to align it with the center. So start at the very bottom. Just make sure it aligns, and then work your way up until that whole side aligns with that middle crease. And then you’re going to do the same thing on this side. But this time you have a reference, so you can just look at this white flap here and you can align it with that. Then just make a crease and it’ll look like this. Now we’re going to fold this bottom tip up to where these two flaps and the middle crease intersect. So let’s just pull up the bottom, and try to align it as perfect as possible with that middle crease. And then what we’re going to do is just pinch in the middle. We don’t want to make a crease all the way across. We’re just making a reference point for later. So once we’ve pinched in the middle, then you can just unfold that. And we should just have a little crease right there. Now we’re going to turn the model over. This side should be all white and what we’re going to do is we’re going to take this top point, and we’re just going to fold it down a bit. So let’s take it and we’re going to imagine a line right here, going in between this point and this point. So we’re just going to create a crease where that imaginary line is. So we’re just going to pull it down and basically as far as it can go without pulling up the other layers is where you want to crease. So as soon as you see this edge under here, you just want to crease right on that. So as soon as this flap aligns with those edges underneath, then you just make a crease. So just use them as your references, and then it should turn out looking like this. When you’re done with that then just flip the model over again. Now we’re going to fold these two flaps outward. To do this, we’re going to pretend there’s an imaginary line going from this top left corner down to this little crease that we created before. So that little reference point crease, we’re just going to imagine a crease running like this. So what we’re going to do is take this left flap and we’re going to pull it over as far as it can go at the top. And then we’re just going to drag it down until you hit that little reference point crease that we made down there. As soon as it hits there, then we’re just going to make a crease. And it will look something like that. So now we’re just going to do the same thing over here. So at this top right corner, We’re just going to imagine an imaginary line running down to that reference point there. So to do this we’re just going to pull it outwards. And as soon as it aligns with both of those, then we’re just going to make a crease. And it should look the same on both sides just like this. Now we’re going to align this edge and this edge with the center crease here. So let’s start with this top left edge and we’re just going to bring it over until it’s close to the center crease. As soon as it’s around there, we’re just going to stop and look at it. And you’ll notice that if you brought this corner up to the very top of the middle crease, then it really wouldn’t lie flat or straight with this middle crease here. So what we have to do is offset from the top a bit so that this whole edge aligns nicely with the center crease. So when it’s about here, then you just make a crease. And you see there’s a little space up here, and that’s good. We needed that because the whole edge wouldn’t be aligned with the center crease unless we have that little space there. So now we’ll do the same thing with the top right corner. So just pull it over and we just have to make sure that the whole thing lines up with the center crease again. And it will be offset from the top. Then just make a crease on the side and it’ll look like this. Now we’re going to fold these two flaps outwards to create the eyes. So let’s start with this left flap and we’re just going to fold this top corner down so that aligns with this edge here. As we’re doing that, let’s make sure that this edge reaches the very top corner up there. Or it comes close to it. So it really depends on what size you want the eyes. I would actually go a little bit off from the edge just to make them a bit smaller. And you can crease somewhere about there. So just make sure that this corner aligns there and this edge come somewhere close to that corner up there And you can do the same thing on this side. So it’s really up to you, but you just have to make sure that that tip aligns with the edge, and try to align it with the other eye to make it look best. And it should look something like this. Now we’re going to fold these two flaps upwards. So let’s start with this flap here. And there is no set reference point for this. You’re just pulling it up, and the only thing that will change is the size of the mustache. So just make sure that this edge reaches that corner down there. And you can pull it up as far as you want or as low as you want as long as you make sure that that corner aligns with the edge. So anywhere about there should be fine, and then you just do the same thing on this side. So just pull up the edge and then just try to line up with the other side to make the best result. And when you’re done, it’ll look something like this. This is a completed head. Now we’re going to take the other sheet of paper and we’re going to fold the hat with it.

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