Origami Project #13: A Snake – The Ultimate Origami Crash Course with Images
In this project, we will especially focus on the Valley and Mountain Folds. Although we have done them a bit in prior projects, we haven’t focused on them specifically since the introduction, so this will be good practice!
For this piece, you will want to use a regular, square piece of Kami paper. Before starting the steps, place this paper pattern-side down on a flat surface like a table or countertop. Place the paper in a diamond shape.
*Tip: If you so choose, it could be fun to use plastic a plastic “googlie” eye or a black marker to make the snake’s eye once the folding is finished.
To begin, take the top corner of the diamond and fold it down to match the bottom one. This will mean you are folding you paper perfectly in half. Make this crease nice and crisp and then unfold it. Now, take the same top and bottom corners and fold them into the center crease that you just made. Your paper should now look like a sideways kite or ice-cream cone. For the third step, take the two corners on the bottom and top and fold them into the center once again. This will make your sideways kite (or ice-cream cone) into a skinner version. Now take the two new top and bottom corners and fold them into the center line. Now your paper should be completely one color. Now, starting towards the right end of your paper, begin folding your paper into a Valley Fold. Immediately following this fold, make a Mountain Fold. Continue in this pattern until you have used 3/4 of your piece of paper up. It should now remind you of an accordion. Now take the tip of the part of the paper you didn’t fold and fold it down, to make the snakes head. Finally, fold the very tip of the head of the snake backward and you are finished!