An Origami Fox

Foxes are depicted as a symbol of cunning and trickery, making them a nuisance to the story, a misunderstood hero, or a devious villain. In Chinese folklore, literature, and mythology, in which, depending on the tale, they can be a sign of good or a bad omen.

Today I will show you how to make an origami fox, step-by-step, with pictures!

Materials Needed

  • A Square piece of paper
  • Pen or Pencil for decoration (optional)

If you don't have any origami paper laying around, you can always cut regular sized paper into a square. For easy folds, it's best to use soft paper, none of those construction paper.

Step 1
Step 1

Step One

Step one is to fold one corner to the opposite corner, this is call a diaper fold. Be sure to flatten the paper by pressing down the top part.

Step 2
Step 2

Step Two

Bring down the first top edge so that it align with the bottom corner.

Step 3
Step 3

Step Three

Do the same on to the other side. Bring the second top edge and align it with the bottom edge.


Step Four

Now fold the center back.

Step 5
Step 5

Step Five

Once step four is complete, this is what it should look like. Maybe I should rename this to step four-in-a-half...

Step 6
Step 6

Step Six

Now fold back the side I show you in the previous step. It's best to fold it about a quarter of the way.

Step 7
Step 7

Step Seven

I now pull back just one piece of the right corner back. We can now start seeing the shape of the fox.

Step 8
Step 8

Step Eight

Pull down the middle edge to give the fox his head.

Step 9
Step 9

Step Nine

Last step, fold back a small amount on the left edge, giving the fox his tail.

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The video up top I found to be helpful.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me for future origami tutorials.

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