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Origami Play Icon

Play Icon
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Original model created on 06/01/2016 - Published on 13/01/2016

Origami Play Icon instructions and tutorial

Do you remember the Play icon on old tape players from the 1980s? Today you find Play buttons everywhere, especially on videos on the Internet. And now it's also an origami model that I created for the Origami Plus YouTube channel. If you make a red and white Play icon, it will look like the YouTube logo / icon.

Origami Play Icon video instructions

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

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How to make an origami Play Icon

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

Play Icon - step 1

1. Start with a square piece of duo paper (a different color on each side). Use red and white to make a YouTube icon.

Play Icon - step 2

2. Turn the paper to put the white side on top (for a white Play arrow).

Play Icon - step 3

3. Fold along the vertical diagonal.

Play Icon - step 4

4. Unfold.

Play Icon - step 5

5. Put the top tip on the bottom tip, and mark the middle of the paper. Do not fold the horizontal diagonal completely.

Play Icon - step 6

6. Unfold.

Play Icon - step 7

7. Fold the top tip to the center.

Play Icon - step 8

8. Fold the bottom tip to the center.

Play Icon - step 9

9. Fold the left tip a little bit past the center.

Play Icon - step 10

10. Fold the right tip to the left of the model.

Play Icon - step 11

11. Turn the model over.

Play Icon - step 12

12. Fold the top towards the center but not all the way.

Play Icon - step 13

13. Fold the bottom towards the center but not all the way.

Play Icon - step 14

14. Fold the 4 corners a little bit to round the rectangle.

Play Icon - step 15

15. Turn the model over.

Play Icon - step 16

16. Fold the left tip towards the right to make the play icon.

I hope you enjoyed this origami Play icon tutorial. You can watch it on YouTube above. :-)

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Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

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