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Origami Clam Shell

We really like the looks of this origami clam shell. It really looks amazing when folded with a white pearlescent origami paper!

 

Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page!

 

 

Origami Clam Shell Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15 cm x 15 cm) square origami paper, color side down.

Fold paper in half on both diagonal axis. Crease well and unfold.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 2: Fold both the top and bottom tips to meet in the center.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 3: Flip paper over. Fold both sides to the center. Crease well and unfold.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 4: Flip paper over again. Fold both the right and left tips where indicated.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 5: Fold the bottom part up where indicated. Crease well.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 6: Now fold it back down. Crease well.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 on the top half so that both sides are now symmetric.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 8: Fold the paper in half, bringing the right side over to the left. Crease well.

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Origami Clam Shell Step 9: Watch the video below to see how you can transform your flat piece of paper into an awesome clam shell!

Origami Clam Shell Video

 

 

and your origami clam shell is complete!

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