Instructions on how to fold the turtle (Part 1)

Instructions on how to fold the turtle (Part 2)
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines  characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. “Turtle” may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines (British English).

The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known members of this group date from 157 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than snakes or crocodilians. Of the 327 known species alive today, some are highly endangered.

Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called cold-blooded—meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water.

Turtles are classified as amniotes, along with other reptiles, birds, and mammals. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water.

Green turtle swimming over coral reefs

Green turtle swimming over coral reefs

Now we will guide you to create a beautiful turtle paper

instructions on how to fold the turtle

instructions on how to fold the turtle

Note: Blue line is mountain crease, Red line is valley crease.

Part 1

Step 1 : Start with a rectangle origami, the ratio of length and breadth is not important.

Step 1

Step 1

Step 2, 3: Fold and unfold to make valley-crease


Step 4: Fold and unfold two corners to red crease which was created in step 2.

Step 4

Step 4

Step 5: Create 2 valley creases which is bisector of the angles. Repeat bottom.

Step 5

Step 5

Step 6: Cut the black line to make a hexagon.

Step 6

Step 6

Step 7, 8: Create valley creases as shown.

Step 9, 10, 11, 12: Create valley-creases, and repeat with other side.

Step 13: Valley fold the top corner down.

Note: distance between the red line and the grey line is 2 rows.

Step 14: Fold the corners to gray line to make the valley crease.

Note: Distance between 2 gray lines is 4 rows.

Step 15: Unfold the paper and created there creases as shown

Note: black line is pivot of hexagon

Step 16: Fold there crease which create in step 15.

Behind view:

Step 17: Repeat structure from step 16 with selected areas.


Flip the paper.

Step 18: Fold as shown

Step 19: Put the top point down.



Step 20: Open as shown

Step 21: create there creases and fold.

Step 22: Fold the right layer left.

Step 23: Fold as shown


Step 24: Open

Step 25: create there creases, then fold as shown.

Step 26: fold the layer down.

Step 27: fold this point up then fold the layer up.

Step 28: repeat with the left of this model

Step 29: create valley crease then fold follow this crease


Step 30: open the top of model

Step 31: create mountain crease

Step 32: create creases then fold.


Step 33: Fold down this layer, repeat left

Step 34: push this layer inside. Close sink, repeat left

Step 35: fold this layer right, repeat left

Step 36: push this layer inside (close sink), repeat left

Step 37: fold one layer up

Step 38: push this layer down (close sink)


Step 39: Open

Step 40: Create there creases then fold.

Step 41: fold this layer right

Step 42: fold as shown

Step 43: Repeat step 42 on the left

Step 44: work on the left. Open and create there creases then fold

Step 45: unfold as shown

The steps you follow are light and the rest of their process will be sent to you in the next part

Instructions on how to fold the turtle (Part 2)