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Origami Santa Claus

Santa Claus
Original model created on 21/10/2015 - Published on 06/11/2015

Origami Santa Claus instructions and tutorial

This Santa Claus model is an original model. There are many folds but nothing difficult. Once your origami Santa Claus is folded, you can draw his eyes, nose and mouth if you wish.

Origami Santa Claus video instructions

To make Santa Claus in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Santa Claus

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold Santa Claus (photo diagram and/or video).

Santa Claus - step 1

1. Start with a square sheet of paper, red on one side and white on the other. You can use a white sheet and color one side with pencils or crayons.

Santa Claus - step 2

2. Put the colored side on the bottom. Then turn it.

Santa Claus - step 3

3. Fold along the horizontal diagonal.

Santa Claus - step 4

4. Unfold the fold you just made.

Santa Claus - step 5

5. Fold along the vertical diagonal.

Santa Claus - step 6

6. Unfold the fold you just made.

Santa Claus - step 7

7. Turn the model over to the other side.

Santa Claus - step 8

8. Fold down the top tip. Make the fold at one third of the distance to the center of the square.

Santa Claus - step 9

9. Fold up the bottom tip just a little bit. It will become the pompon of the hat.

Santa Claus - step 10

10. Turn the model over.

Santa Claus - step 11

11. Fold the top right side toward the vertical axis in the middle.

Santa Claus - step 12

12. Fold the top left side toward the vertical axis in the middle.

Santa Claus - step 13

13. Unfold the last two folds.

Santa Claus - step 14

14. Fold the bottom right side toward the vertical axis in the middle.

Santa Claus - step 15

15. Fold the bottom left side towards the vertical axis in the middle.

Santa Claus - step 16

16. Unfold the last two folds.

Santa Claus - step 17

17. Turn the model over.

Santa Claus - step 18

18. Fold the right side to the left. Make the fold at the intersection of the 3 other folds.

Santa Claus - step 19

19. Unfold the fold you just made.

Santa Claus - step 20

20. Fold the left side to the right. Make the fold at the intersection of the 3 other folds.

Santa Claus - step 21

21. Unfold the fold you just made.

Santa Claus - step 22

22. Turn the model over.

Santa Claus - step 23

23. Fold the bottom half towards the top half. The folds you made in the previous steps will help.

Santa Claus - step 24

24. Flatten the bottom half on the top half.

Santa Claus - step 25

25. Turn the model over.

Santa Claus - step 26

26. Fold the bottom a little bit towards the top. There are many layers, so take your time.

Santa Claus - step 27

27. Turn the model over.

Santa Claus - step 28

28. Fold the right side towards the vertical axis in the middle.

Santa Claus - step 29

29. Fold the left side towards the vertical axis in the middle.

Santa Claus - step 30

30. Unfold the last two folds.

Santa Claus - step 31

31. Fold the right tip down. The top edge should align with the fold you just unmade.

Santa Claus - step 32

32. Fold the left tip down.

Santa Claus - step 33

33. Now fold again the folds you had unmade.

Santa Claus - step 34

34. Turn the model over.

Santa Claus - step 35

35. Fold back the top tip.

Santa Claus - step 36

36. And fold back the top of the top tip.

Santa Claus - step 37

37. Fold the feet up.

Santa Claus - step 38

38. To make Santa Claus stand, you can open and squash the folds of the feet.

Santa Claus - step 39

39. And your Santa Claus is done, hopefully in time for Christmas to bring gifts and toys to everyone!

Santa Claus - step 40

40. You can make Santa Claus stand, but it's difficult as he does not have a good sense of balance!

There are already hundreds of different origami Santa Claus models, but we hope you will like this new one and that you will become one of the first persons to fold it! If you fold this Santa Claus origami model, please send us pictures of the result to contact@origami.plus so that we can add them to this page!

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