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Make your own origami fox

Paper folding has long been part of Japan's culture, dating back to the Edo period where folded paper creation were used as part of Shintō rituals to wrap offerings to their gods. In Japan today, they continue to use paper to pass on well wishes, just as we would send a greeting card in the western world.

We speak with Cyril Illustration and get her top tips on how to make this simple but oh so sweet fox origami.  Grab yourself a square piece of paper (at least 15x15cm), a marker pen and have a go...

Cyril is an illustrator inspired by bright colours and the great outdoors.  Find them on Instagram: @cyril_illustration

1. Take your paper and fold it diagonally to make a triangle. If your paper has one coloured side and one white side, fold the paper so that white side is on the inside and not visible.

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

 

2. Fold the right corner to meet the top point of the triangle.

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

 

3. Do the same with the left-hand corner to make a square shape.

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

 

4. Turn the square 90 degrees and turn the paper over. Fold in half to form a triangle by folding the bottom point to meet the top point. 

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

5. Turn the triangle so that the middle point faces down

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

6. Make the ear by folding the top right flat slightly over to the left. 

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

7. Make the head of the fox by creasing the bottom section of the middle flap along the same fold you made to create the ear, whilst folding the top section of the flap downward to make the head.

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

8. Make the tail by folding the left corner inward.

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

9. You should now be able to stand your fox up!

Make an Origami Fox | Cyril Illustration | Quill London

10. Add a little nose and eyes with a marker pen if you wish.

 

Cyril is an illustrator inspired by bright colours and the great outdoors.

Find them on Instagram: cyril_illustration