Origami Panda (Román Díaz) – Part 1

Origami Panda (Román Díaz) – Part 1


Hello! Today we will be folding an
Origami Panda designed by Roman Diaz. This is one of the many fantastic models
included in his new book Origami Essence. This model requires one square sheet of
paper with color on one side and white on the other. We’re going to start with the colored side
up, and we’re going to fold in half diagonally. So let’s take this left point and
fold it over to this right point. Make a crease and then unfold. And then we’re going to fold in half diagonally in the other direction. So let’s rotate the paper, and then again
fold this left point over to this right point. Make a crease and then unfold. Now we’re going to fold these three
corners into the center where these two creases intersect. So let’s start with this top corner, and
we’re just going to pull it down until it reaches that point where those two
creases intersect. Then make our crease and then move on to this left side. We’re doing the same thing, so we’re just
going to pull this into the center. And then make a crease and it should look
like this. And now you’re going to do the same
thing on the right side. So just pull that into the center as well, make your
crease, and then it should look like this. Now we’re going to take this point on
the top flap that we just folded down, and we’re going to bring that point up to
the top where this edge and this crease intersect. So just pull up this point until it
reaches the top edge where that crease and the edge intersect, and make your
crease. And it should look like this. Then you want to turn the model over. Now we’re going to fold these two
corners into the center where these two creases intersect. So let’s start with this top left corner,
and we’re just going to pull it down until it reaches where those two
creases intersect. Make your crease and then do the same thing on the right side. So just pull this one down, and then make your crease. Once you’re done, it should look like
this. Now we’re going to do two squash folds. But before we do that, we’re going to look at each of these two flaps. Now each flap has two individual pockets
on it, and we’re going to be focusing on these two. So let’s start with this right
side, and we’re going to focus on this pocket here. You’ll notice that you can
put your finger inside it, just at the middle here. So you can put your finger
inside it, and then once we do that, we’re just going to pull this out towards this
side and just squash it down. And we’re going to squash it as soon as this
crease aligns with this edge here. So just pull it over as soon as the edges
align and just make your crease. And it should look like this. Now we’re going to do the same thing on
this side. So we’re going to be focusing on this pocket here. So you’re just going to put your finger
inside it to open it up. Once it’s opened up, then we’re just going to pull it out
to the side. And as soon as this crease aligns with this edge, then you can make
your squash fold. And just squash it down, and it should look like this. Now we’re going to fold these two edges
into the center where this crease is. So we’re going to start with this left
side, and we’re just going to pull this whole edge and all of its layers over to
the middle. But you have to make sure that when you’re doing this you let the layer underneath out. Because
you’ll notice there’s a trapped layer under there (which is this layer) and you just
want that to come out. So now that it came out, we’re just going
to align this edge with that center crease. So just pull it over, align it as
best as you can, and then just make your crease. And then we’re going to do the
same thing on this side. So we’re just going to pull the entire edge in, making
sure you let that little extra flap out. And just pull it into the center, and
make your crease. And once you’re done it should look like this. Now we’re going to take this bottom point
and we’re going to fold it up to this top point. So just take this and pull it all
the way up till it reaches the top, and then make your crease. Once you’ve done that then you can
unfold. Now we’re going to make two creases in
the middle of the model So to make our first crease, we’re going
to take this point here, right there (not the bottom) right here, and we’re going to
pull that point over to this point here. So we’ll just pull this over until that point
reaches this point. And it’s not going to lie flat yet, so we’re just going to sort
of squish it down. But don’t crease all of it just yet. We’re only going to crease this whole bottom part here, but we’re only going to crease until
you hit this other crease right here. You don’t go all the way to the
edge, just stop when you reach that crease. And
once you’ve done that then you can unfold. And you’ll see that you’ve made a
crease just like this. And we don’t really want an extra crease over here,
which is why I said not to fold it all the way to the edge. So you just try to keep it as close to
that crease as you possibly can, but it’s really no big deal if you go over. So now
we’re going to do the same thing on the other side. So we’re going to pull this
point over to this point. So just take this point, pull it over, and try to squish it down a
little bit. And again we’re just going to crease the
whole thing until we hit that little crease right here. So just go all the way
until you hit that crease, and then you can unfold. Now you should have a little X in the
middle. Now I switched to a larger version of this
model so you can see the details a bit easier. Now what we’re going to do with this next
step is basically pull this point up to this point, and then we’re going to
collapse a little waterbomb base in the center. So we’re not going to pull all of
these layers in to create the waterbomb base. We’re just using this top
layer here. So we’re going to start by doing that. Now the creases should
already be set up and ready for you to collapse, so you don’t have to change any creases
from mountain to valley or valley to mountain or anything. So we’re just going to pull these two
into the center, and then we’re just going to squash this top part down, which
will bring this point to the top just like we wanted. And it will end up
looking like this. And that’s exactly what we want. So if
you didn’t catch that, all we’re doing is creating a waterbomb
base in the center so we’re just pulling these two together, and we’re just going
to pull this up to the top at the same time. So we’re just going to collapse. Bring it down and then just squash that
down and bring it to the top. And then when you’re done it’ll look like this. Now you’ll notice that there’s three
layers on the top here. There’s one, two, and three. But for this next step, all we’re going to do
is take the two top layers. So leave this one down here. So we’re just going to
take these two top layers, and we’re going to pull them down to here. So just
take these points and fold them down to these points, just like this. Now we’re going to turn the model over. And once it’s turned over, we’re just going to make a little crease
extending from this point here to this point here. So basically we’re just going to take
this top point and fold it down to that point right there. So we’re just going to pull this down,
just like this, and then we’ll make our crease. And then you can unfold it. Once
you have unfolded it, then you can turn the model back over. Now we’re going to fold this top layer
up. Now there’s no exact reference point for this, but we’re just going to fold it
about halfway between this crease and the top of the model here. So we’re just
going to pull this top layer up, make sure you don’t have the layer
underneath. And again, just try to get it as close to the center between that
crease in the top as you possibly can. And it doesn’t have to be perfect, but
just try to get it as close as you can. And once you’re done, it should look like
this.

100 thoughts on “Origami Panda (Román Díaz) – Part 1

  1. lol my nouse thing is too short so my panda will always have it's mouth open xD Thank you anyway for the tutorial hope I'll make it next time ^^

  2. mm no te entiendo nada de lo q dices pero te entiendo lo que estas diciendo muy bonito el panda por cierto !!

  3. can u just stop talking and show us cuz i was like hurry up idk why ur talkin i got really bord after a while :/

  4. That's 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back. 🙁 I <3 pandas and so does by bff. I am trying to make it for her christmas present. AND I WASTED MY TIME WATCHING LIKE 5 MINUTES OF THIS!!!!!!

  5. Anyone else come into an origami vid and think of i can do this!!! Easy!! And then 5 minutes later you trash ur crapy piece of paper

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