Paper Crafts – Origami Whale (Paper Narwhal Tutorial)

Paper Crafts – Origami Whale (Paper Narwhal Tutorial)


Hello my crafty friends! Welcome to Origami
Tree. My name is Jenny and today I will show you how to make this paper Narwhal (origami whale)
but before we get started be sure to leave a comment letting me know what you’d
like to see next and I’ll try to get to as many as possible. Let’s jump right in. To make this
cute paper narwhale (whale) where you’re going to need a square sheet of paper and also a
pair of scissors and I will be using a post-it(R) note. This is a World of Color
Miami collection, but you can feel free to use regular origami paper or copy
paper as well. So what I’ve done here is I’ve highlighted the adhesive part so
you can see it better on camera and the first thing you want to do is you want
to fold the entire thing in half so that it forms a triangle shape. So just go ahead
and fold it in half and crease that in. Next you want to unfold, and then repeat the same
thing in opposite directions so again I’m just going to fold it directly in
half and then take one of the side and
align it to one of the diagonal creases so I’m going to fold it diagonally right here make a sharp point on this lower left hand
corner here and then crease it in. Rotate a little bit and repeat the same thing on
the other side. So I’m going to fold it diagonally and crease that in. Unfold and then repeat the same thing on this
side. Fold it diagonally to the crease and crease that in Unfold these two folds. And next you want to place it on a flat
surface and you want to bring in the two sides. So you’re going to give a little pinch on
the right side and then pushed downwards So from the side, it should look like this and
then go ahead repeat the same thing on the left side. So squeeze, give a little pinch
on the left side. Bring it towards the center and push it down. And from the side, it should look like
this. And the next you just want to take these two little flaps and fold it
upwards like this. The next thing you want to do is you want to do a little
book fold, so what that means is that you just fold it directly in half like this and then you
kind of want to open it up a little bit so you can gauge where you want the head.
So the head is going to end right about here so I’m going to move these little
fins away for a little bit so just fold it back this way and give a
little crease like this so you know where to fold. So you see the head right there? So now open it up refold that crease and then
immediately fold it straight back up. So I’m going to fold it back up, so you wanna leave about
you know, maybe half a centimeter very little amount right here. Fold it straight up and then refold it. So now you have that little you know unicorn
tight horn of the narwhal, and I now you want to take these two little fins and you
want to fold it diagonally so you’re going to fold it like that, as much or as
little as you want. Flip it around and do the same thing on the other side. And if you
can, try to make it, you know, around the same dimensions as the other one. Flip it
around and now we’re going to work on the tail. And to make the tail you just
want to open it up a little bit slightly and then take a pair of scissors and cut
along this center crease. Now I’m just cutting quite a little bit maybe you know halfway, and then I’m going to
fold. So now I’m going to take this top flap and fold it diagonally as much or as little as I want, and sort of just angle it a little so then you want to take this top
flap and you want to pry it open a little bit so just like this. And you’re stick your
finger into this opening here so this front flap here, and you’re going to push it sideways a
little bit so that you squish it. Like that. And then after, you want to take this flap
that is directly behind it. Angle it this way so you’re just going to
fold it back and bring it back to the front. And then and you are ready to
decorate! Thank you so much for watching this tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it.
Please leave a comment below letting me know what you’d like to see next. Subscribe
right over there. I post videos all year round and I don’t want you to miss them.
Also be sure to check out this tutorial over here. So I will be teaching the
origami whale. The video description has all the links so go check it out and
then my friend Cinnamon (Art Sherpa) teaches the ,you know, sort of watercolor background. It’s really really cool. It’s a great collab that that we did together. See ya bye! (End of Origami Whale Tutorial)

27 thoughts on “Paper Crafts – Origami Whale (Paper Narwhal Tutorial)

  1. Hey, cut it out! the cutting that is.  Here's a suggestion…. Waterbomb base!  It gives you four flaps, two for the tail, one for the nose and one for the front-side fin (no need for a rear-side fin) and no cutting is necessary.  (Take what I say with a grain of sugar… I've done kirigami videos too, so I'm being a little hypocritical).

  2. It doesn't work at ALL! Do a version with no sticky notes cuz I don't have any. THIS IS HORRIBLE! Don't try it!!

  3. That was fun Jenny, if i have paint brushes (because i think i have watercolor paints somewhere) i may try the collaboration but I am definitely going for the whale … thanks for sharing

  4. Thanks! Easy to follow. We did this for a kindergartener's project on Antarctica. A little tough for the kindergartner but perfect for our second grader and mom. My second grader would like to see a parrot.

  5. I GAVE UP I HATE THIS FOLDING 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pls make it easier no matter how hard I try it won’t work!

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