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Origami Giraffe head

giraffe head
Original model created on 21/11/2015 - Published on 08/12/2015

Origami Giraffe head instructions and tutorial

Do you know "Lily the Giraffe"? This giraffe head is an original model that I created for a origami creation challenge on the French origami site Pliage de papier. The theme was "Hijacking the Lilly Flower". To create this giraffe head, you first have to fold a lily flower. Then all it takes is a few more folds to transform the lily flower into a beautiful giraffe!

Origami giraffe head video instructions

To make a giraffe head in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami giraffe head

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a giraffe head (photo diagram and/or video).

giraffe head - step 1

1. To fold the giraffe head, you first have to fold a lily flower. See the lily flower instructions.

giraffe head - step 2

2. Slightly open the lily flower.

giraffe head - step 3

3. Fold the right inside flap of the small tip towards the edge and flatten it.

giraffe head - step 4

4. Fold the left inside flap in the same way.

giraffe head - step 5

5. Turn the model and repeat the last two folds for the opposite small tip.

giraffe head - step 6

6. You can now flatten the model.

giraffe head - step 7

7. Make a valley fold to bring the right tip towards the center.

giraffe head - step 8

8. Make another valley fold below the right of the right tip to flatten it.

giraffe head - step 9

9. Make a valley fold to bring the left tip towards the center.

giraffe head - step 10

10. Make another valley fold below the left of the left tip to flatten it.

giraffe head - step 11

11. Turn the model to the other side.

giraffe head - step 12

12. Fold the bottom of the bottom tip.

giraffe head - step 13

13. Turn the model to the other side.

giraffe head - step 14

14. Fold the right of the right inner tip towards its center.

giraffe head - step 15

15. Fold the left of the right inner tip towards its center.

giraffe head - step 16

16. Repeat the last two folds on the left inner tip.

giraffe head - step 17

17. Fold the right outer tip in two towards the center.

giraffe head - step 18

18. Fold the right outer tip in the middle and flatten it a bit to form the ear.

giraffe head - step 19

19. Fold the left outer tip in two towards the center.

giraffe head - step 20

20. Fold the left outer tip in the middle and flatten it a bit to form the ear.

giraffe head - step 21

21. Fold back the two layers at the top of the head.

giraffe head - step 22

22. Fold back the tips of the two ears.

giraffe head - step 23

23. Fold back the tips of the two horns.

giraffe head - step 24

24. Turn the model to the other side. Your giraffe head is complete!

An elephant, a reindeer, and now a giraffe! The lily flower is a very interesting base to create other origami models.

I hope you liked this original paper giraffe head model. If you fold it, please send us pictures of the result to contact@origami.plus so that we can add them to this page! Thank you!

You can try to fold the giraffe with spotted paper, or to create your own spotted paper.

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