Making an origami fugu -- or blowfish -- is a creative way to demonstrate your passion for sea creatures. The art of origami involves folding single pieces of paper to create two and three-dimensional ornaments. The ornaments often represent life-like animals, people or objects. Mastered by Buddhist monks during the sixth century, according to the Origami Resource Center, origami, in modern times, is a craft celebrated by people of all cultures around the world. Once your fugu is created display it for family, friends or fellow sea life-enthusiasts.
Place a 10-by-10-inch sheet of paper onto a flat surface. Arrange the paper so one of the 10-inch edges is facing you.
Bend the left half over the right half. Crease and unfold the bend. Always crease bends and folds.
Bend the bottom left corner to the right edge at center. Crease and unfold the bend. Repeat for the top left corner.
Tuck the bottom left corner under the top flap of paper. Pull the corner up to the right edge at center. Repeat for the top left corner. The paper now resembles a triangle pointed to the left.
Fold the top tip on the upper flap of the triangle one-third of the way down. The top tip on the upper flap is now pointed down. Bend the top tip on the upper flap half way back up so the current left edge of the downward tip is flush with the horizontal top edge. Crease and unfold the bend.
Pull the top tip back up to its original triangular position as at the end of step four. Tuck the top tip -- and its creased sections -- down and in between the two flaps to create the blowfish tail.
Fold the lower half of the triangle on the upper flap all the way up. Fold the top tip on the upper flap down and to the left until the left edge on the upper flap is flush on the horizontal center line. Fold the bottom tip on the upper flap up and to the left until the left edge on the upper flap is also flush on the horizontal center line.
Bend the bottom tip of the lower triangle half way up. Crease and unfold the bend. Tuck the bottom tip in between the two flaps so the bottom right corner of the fish body has a 90 degree angle.
Tuck the top two triangular tips down in between the flaps. The top right corner of the body is now a 90 degree angle. Tuck the bottom right corner in between the flaps. The bottom of the fish body now has two 45 degree angles on its right and left sides.
Tuck the two 90 degree angle tips on the top right corner in between the flaps. The top of the fish body now has two 45 degree angles on its right and left sides.
Cut a 1/8-inch deep letter "V" shape from the right side of the fish on its middle edge to create a mouth. The blowfish is now complete.
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