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Origami Reindeer head

Original model created on 20/11/2015 - Published on 05/12/2015

Origami Reindeer head instructions and tutorial

This reindeer 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 reindeer head, you first have to fold a lily. Then with a few more folds, you can transform the lily flower into a beautiful reindeer!

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How to make an origami reindeer head

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

reindeer head - step 1

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

reindeer head - step 2

2. Slightly open the lily flower.

reindeer head - step 3

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

reindeer head - step 4

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

reindeer head - step 5

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

reindeer head - step 6

6. You can now flatten the model.

reindeer head - step 7

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

reindeer head - step 8

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

reindeer head - step 9

9. Repeat the last two folds on the left tip to bring it to the center and to flatten it.

reindeer head - step 10

10. Fold the outer tips (the ears of the reindeer).

reindeer head - step 11

11. Turn the model over.

reindeer head - step 12

12. Fold up the bottom of the bottom tip.

reindeer head - step 13

13. Turn the model over.

reindeer head - step 14

14. Fold the right side of the right tip towards its center to form the horn.

reindeer head - step 15

15. Fold the left side of the right tip towards the center.

reindeer head - step 16

16. Repeat the last two folds to form the left horn.

reindeer head - step 17

17. Fold down the top of the head (one layer).

reindeer head - step 18

18. Fold the right ear towards the center.

reindeer head - step 19

19. Fold the right ear in the middle, towards the right.

reindeer head - step 20

20. Fold the left ear towards the center.

reindeer head - step 21

21. Fold the left ear in the middle, towards the left.

reindeer head - step 22

22. Turn the model over.

reindeer head - step 23

23. Fold back the top of the head.

reindeer head - step 24

24. This is optional: if your paper has two colors, you can open the horn to change its color.

reindeer head - step 25

25. Turn the model over and invert the folds of the horn.

reindeer head - step 26

26. Turn the model over.

reindeer head - step 27

27. Make an inside fold at the top of the horn.

reindeer head - step 28

28. Repeat the folds for the other horn. Your reindeer is complete!

Who would have guessed that you could start with a lily flower and get a reindeer? You can create a big reindeer face to put on your wall, or many reindeers for Santa's sleigh!

I hope you liked this original paper reindeer 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 and create an reindeer heard! Thank you!

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!

Origami reindeer head video instructions

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

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