Learn 2 ways to make a cute origami bunny with our step-by-step tutorial. The first one is a trendy 3d bunny and another is flat origami bunny. To make things easier for beginners we also added a detailed video tutorial.
Hello, craftaholics! Back with some origami fun after some time. We are going to share not one but 2 fun and adorable origami bunny tutorials. Learn how to make origami bunny in both flat and 3d patterns with the help of today’s tutorial.
Depending on your origami folding skills, the difficulty levels of both folding techniques may vary. But, overall, both methods are intermediate and definitely not so hard. If you practice a few times, you can get handy with the folding instructions.
Like any other origami crafts, these origami bunnies don’t require much or cost much. You can use a single A4 size sheet (by dividing it into 2 squares) to make both patterns; which means that the cost shouldn’t be more than a dollar.
Things You’ll Need
- A pair of scissors
Origami crafts don’t usually require tools unless you need to measure and prepare a paper into a square or any required ratio.
- Origami paper
How to Make Origami Bunny (2 Methods)
In today’s tutorial, we will share 2 different origami methods for how to make an origami bunny (rabbit).
Tutorial 1: How to Make 3D Origami Bunny ( Traditional 3D Pattern)
Let’s start with the most beautiful one. Make the 3D origami bunny to amaze everyone.
Step 1: Base Creases and Folds
Prepare a piece of square sheet. We’re using a 15cm x 15cm square sheet. Fold the square sheet in half and then unfold it. This will leave a middle crease.
Fold any one open side of the sheet along the middle crease. Similarly, fold the opposite open side along the middle crease.
Step 2: Folding Corners
Fold and align the right bottom side of the current pattern along the middle. Similarly, fold and align the adjacent side (the left side).
Do the same for the opposite side of the origami pattern. This should form 2 corners on both narrow sides of the current pattern. Now, fold any one corner inside, along its straight side.
Step 3: Creating More Crease Lines
Fold the opposite corner along its straight side as well. Unfold the last 6 folds.
Slightly open the bottom-right square crease of the pattern. Fold that square part along the diagonal creases on both sides.
Step 4: Folding Corners and Layers
After folding the diagonal creases, there should be a triangle flap on the top of the pattern. Flatten the flap part with the base pattern, inside.
One by one, fold and flatten the rest of the flaps. There should be a total of 4 triangle flaps. Now, fold the flaps outside. The pattern should look like picture-4 of this step.
Step 5: Turn the Pattern and Flaps
Turn the origami pattern to the other side. Fold and flatten the corner flap inside the pattern.
Do the same for the opposite corner and then turn the pattern to its previous side again.
Step 6: Forming the Ear Bases
Fold in and align any one diagonal side (right) along the middle (lengthwise) of the origami pattern. Similarly, fold the adjacent diagonal side (left) along the middle part of the base origami pattern.
Fold the narrow corner of the current pattern inside. Join the pointy edge of the narrow corner with the outer crease on the opposite side. Turn the pattern to the other side.
Step 7: Forming the Ears
Fold out the small corner of the current pattern. Fold the small triangle part (small corner) in half.
Turn the pattern to the other side again. Hold the pattern along the middle and start to fold it in half.
Step 8: Forming the Tail/ Backside
Fold and flatten the pattern in half symmetrically. Hold the ears and slightly draw them outwards; this will form the head part and bring the ears facing up.
Place the current pattern on a flat surface. Fold and align the diagonal (backside) edge of the pattern along its adjacent straight edge, along the bottom.
Step 9: Forming the Backsidee and Paws
Unfold the last fold. Open the backside of the origami pattern and notice the 2 joined crease lines.
Fold in the backside along the creases. Fold the backside all the way in and align the edges of the layers along the bottom side.
Step 10: Shaping the Origami Bunny Pattern
Make a small fold on the bottom corner of the origami pattern. Unfold and then fold that part inwards.
Use your fingertips to open up the ear parts from the front side. You can make the origami bunny stand on its feet by making a 2 cm gap between the sides at the bottom. You can use a Sharpie to draw the face of the origami 3d bunny if you want to.
Tutorial 2: How to Make Origami Bunny (Flat Pattern)
Did you like the 3d origami bunny, or did that seem a little hard? Don’t worry we have another pattern. If you are a beginner then try this flat origami bunny.
Step 1: Base Creases and Folds
Prepare a piece of 16 cm x 16 cm square sheet from a lightweight craft paper or origami paper. Fold the square sheet in half, diagonally; and then unfold.
Fold the 2 corners on both sides of the diagonal crease and join them in the center of the square sheet, along the crease. Fold the 2 opposite sides along the middle crease one more time.
Step 2: Forming Crease Lines
Fold the current pattern in half, lengthwise, and then unfold. Fold any one corner inside and join it with the half crease. Unfold it.
Fold and join the corner with the inner corner of the square part on the opposite side.
Step 3: More Creases
Unfold the last fold and similarly, create creases on the other side of the pattern.
To form the ears, we’ll work on any one side of the pattern. Fold the pattern from a side and align it with the middle crease from its outer edge and to the 2 crease. Unfold it.
Step 4: Base Creases for the Ears
Similarly, fold and leave creases along the other side (left and right). Turn the pattern to the other side.
We will work on the creased side. Fold the square part in half by joining its opposite corners (inner and outer corners). Now, fold the edge along the 2nd crease from the outside.
Step 5: Forming the Ear Bases
Fold the top left side along the crease we created in step 3. Flatten the left side.
Similarly, fold the top-right side along the crease. Hold the narrow part/ flap of the current pattern and fold it outwards.
Step 6: Forming the Ears
Fold the flap all the way out and flatten it. Make a thin fold along the outer side.
Unfold it. Slightly open the outer side along the small crease.
Step 7: Forming the Ears (2)
Fold and flatten the top layer on the opposite side; this will form a diagonal side on the outer edge of the ear. Fold the small straight side adjacent to the diagonal edge, to 45 degrees inside. We should now have a pointy edge for the left ear.
Similarly, fold and form the right ear. Fold the opposite diagonal sides along the middle of the base pattern.
Step 8: Forming the Sides and Backside
Align the crease on the backside along the bottom side of the ear parts.
Open up the left side of the fold.
Fold out and flatten the left side with the base pattern. Similarly, fold the right side of the base pattern.
Step 9: Completing the Origami Bunny Flat Pattern
Fold and join the narrow side (corner) of the origami pattern with the bottom edge of the ears. Tuck the narrow side under the ear-pockets.
Turn the pattern to the other side. Use sharpies to draw the face of the origami bunny. And done!
Watch Video Tutorial: How to Make Origami Bunny
Picture tutorials for origami crafts can be difficult sometimes but do not worry. We always try to keep video tutorials for our origami projects. Here’s the 3D origami bunny’s video tutorial and you can find the other tutorial available on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and turn on the notification bell to stay updated.
Tips for Beginners: How to Make Origami Bunny
- Use medium light origami paper for the 3d origami bunny pattern and use light origami paper for the flat origami bunny pattern.
- Follow the base creases and folds as neatly as possible for a perfect pattern.
- Prepare the square paper as neatly as possible. Use a ruler and a pencil to trace a perfect square shape if necessary.
- If this is your first attempt, you might need to try a few times before crafting the pattern perfectly, that is absolutely fine!
- You can use sharpies to add faces to the origami bunny patterns to give them a nice and cuter look.
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These origami bunnies are super easy and fun to make. The best thing about origami crafts is that they’re not only fun but also, therapeutic, educational, creative, and affordable. We’re hopeful that both adults and kids would really enjoy these origami bunny tutorials.
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