Figurative


More restrictive types: animal, architecture, astronomy, book, clothes, figurative corrugation, figurative modular, figurative single-sheet, figurative tessellation, flower, food, furniture, IT-related, landscape, leaf, living thing, other natural sciences, natural sciences, origami painting, other object, other organism, other plant, people, plant, religious, periodic figurative tessellation, tree, vehicle

Figurative (representational) models are those which represent some real-world object.

This page lists folding instructions for models of a single type. You might be interested in the models themselves instead.
Apple (CFW 202)

Apple (CFW 202)

Instructions for the model were published in many books by Shuzo Fujimoto, and magazines, including: Twist Origami II, pag...

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Instructions for this model are added to 15 cm packs of Satogami paper. I’ve been using the paper for a few years now but onl...

Cornflower

Cornflower

In print A CP and phototutorial for this design were published in Convention Book of 32nd International Convention of Origami...

Egg Cup II (aka Chalice)

Egg Cup II (aka Chalice)

This model was independently designed by Sam Randlett, who used the name Chalice. You can find instructions for this model in...

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

A crease pattern for this model was published in PCOC 2021 Origami Collection, page 162.

Two Swords / Dwa Miecze

Two Swords / Dwa Miecze

Folding diagrams for this model were published in the 17th/18th Bulletin of Polish Origami Society (2021), page 33.

Rocket

Rocket

This model is very simple to fold. The rocket can stand on its own thanks to the “foot”. You can also say this horizontal ele...

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

In print Folding diagrams for this model were published in: OrigamiUSA Model Collection 2020, page 100 Der Falter 74, pa...

Ladybug 1.1

Ladybug 1.1

There is a videotutorial by Sara Adams for this model as well as a timelapse of the folding without additional instructions.

Dollar Bill Hare

Dollar Bill Hare

There is a phototutorial for the model, published by the author. A number of videotutorials are also available, for example t...

Sunflower Tessellation

Sunflower Tessellation

A crease pattern was published in Origami Box of the Ultimate Origami Convention 2017.

Simple Elephant

Simple Elephant

In Origami Pass app Instructions for this model are available via Origami Pass.

Crane

Crane

Diagrams for the Traditional Crane are available in many places online, for example on Wikimedia Commons and on origami.me. I...

Clematis Tessellation

Clematis Tessellation

This is a relatively simple tessellation which should be suitable even for beginners. Despite the simplicity, with a bit of shaping, it can look quite nice.

Houstonia Box

Houstonia Box

Instructions for my Houstonia Box were published as part of my Interview for The Fold.

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Instructions for the model (CP and pictures of collapse) were published in 18th Outdoor Origami Meeting (2019) Convention Book.

Crane with Colored Wings

Crane with Colored Wings

The model is quite easy to fold: Fold the square’s diagonals, then fold all corners to the center (blintz the square). Y...

DNA Replication

DNA Replication

Instructions for Thoki Yenn’s original DNA model can be found in his Orikata book. I think there are also some tutorials on Y...

Cat

Cat

Diagrams for this model were published in BOS Magazine #234 (published by the British Origami Society), page 34.

Long Story Short (Book)

Long Story Short (Book)

Folding instructions for my Long Story Short (origami book model) were published in The Fold (link does not require membershi...

Penguin

Penguin

Instructions were published in 9th Bulletin of Polish Origami Society (page 38) and in Origami Tanteidan Convention book Vol....

Dachshund

Dachshund

Instructions for this dog model are available in the form of a video tutorial made by Leyla Torres.

Business Card Puppy

Business Card Puppy

Instructions for this model were published in OrigamiUSA Annual Collection 2002.

Master Yoda

Master Yoda

Instructions for the model were published in Artur Biernacki’s book, Polish your Origami.

Ichthys (CLU)

Ichthys (CLU)

Below you can find a CP with folding tips. The CP is quite simple, so even if you have little experience, you should be able ...

Mammoth

Mammoth

Instructions for the model were published in Artur Biernacki’s book, Polish your Origami.

Epiphany II

Epiphany II

Folding this model is about as simple as it gets: Start with a square or rectangular piece of paper. Pleat into 32-nds (if...

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Instructions for the model were published in Artur Biernacki’s book, Polish your Origami.