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Origami Snowman

Original model created on 01/11/2015 - Published on 11/11/2015

Origami Snowman instructions and tutorial

This Snowman model is an original model. It is easy to fold, and you can flatten it or give it a slight 3D form to make it stand up. Once your origami Snowman is folded, you can stick little bits of colored paper to make its nose (usually a orange carrot), eyes and mouth. You will be able to keep your Snowman for very long as it will not melt! ☃

Origami Snowman video instructions

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

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How to make an origami Snowman

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

Snowman - step 1

1. Start with a square sheet of paper: white on both sides, or with a colored side.

Snowman - step 2

2. Put the colored side up if you want the Snowman body to be colored. Turn the paper.

Snowman - step 3

3. Fold along the vertical diagonal.

Snowman - step 4

4. Unfold the fold you just made.

Snowman - step 5

5. Fold along the horizontal diagonal.

Snowman - step 6

6. Unfold the fold you just made.

Snowman - step 7

7. Fold the right corner to the center.

Snowman - step 8

8. Fold the left corner to the center.

Snowman - step 9

9. Fold the bottom corner to the center.

Snowman - step 10

10. Turn the model over.

Snowman - step 11

11. Fold the top tip to the bottom of the model.

Snowman - step 12

12. Turn the model over.

Snowman - step 13

13. Unfold the bottom corner.

Snowman - step 14

14. Fold the right side to the center.

Snowman - step 15

15. Fold the left side to the center.

Snowman - step 16

16. Open the top right corner, fold and flatten it to the right.

Snowman - step 17

17. Open the top left corner, fold and flatten it to the left.

Snowman - step 18

18. Fold back the right tip.

Snowman - step 19

19. Fold back the left tip.

Snowman - step 20

20. Fold up the bottom tip.

Snowman - step 21

21. Fold the bottom part of the model as up as possible.

Snowman - step 22

22. Fold up the bottom tip.

Snowman - step 23

23. Turn the model over.

Snowman - step 24

24. Fold down the top part of the model, at the already marked fold.

Snowman - step 25

25. Turn the model over.

Snowman - step 26

26. Fold the top right corner.

Snowman - step 27

27. Fold the top left corner.

Snowman - step 28

28. Turn the model over. Your Snowman is almost done!

Snowman - step 29

29. Draw eyes and a nose, or stick small pieces of paper on your Snowman.

Snowman - step 30

30. You can also fold your Snowman in the middle and on his sides to make him stand.

We hope you like this original paper Snowman model! You can also add paper buttons, or make sticks out of paper to give him arms. It would be nice to also make him a paper hat and a paper scarf so that he does not catch cold! :-)

If you fold this Snowman origami model, please send us pictures of the result to contact@origami.plus so that we can add them to this page! 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!

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