Making a dragon using origami paper is quite challenging at times if you do not pay attention while making the folds. However, today is would like to teach an Origami dragon tutorial for beginners. 

In this blog, you will find steps very simple and easy but make sure you are following the instructions carefully. 

To make an origami dragon you only need one god quality origami paper and then you are good to go.

How to make easy origami dragon

Origami Dragon Tutorial for Beginners Easy to Make

Have you ever thought of making a dragon using origami paper? However, there are different types of dragons that are there according to level. But today I will be sharing with you the easiest way to make it.

If you love to make origami crafts on your own then you will surely love my collections on the same.

I have created a step by step video on how to make origami dragons. You will surely like it and also learn instantly.

Basic Supplies Required to Make Origami Dragon

1. Origami paper

Make use of any colour of origami paper

2. Regular Black Pencils or Sketch / Black Pencil

Take any pencil or pen just for the curling process

Let’s Follow Simple Steps to Make Dragon Using Origami Paper

These origami dragons can be made in any colour and size. However, I would recommend you as a beginner you should use large-sized paper that will make your craft easier. Just follow these simple steps as given below carefully.

By the way, if you would like your kids to make more origami crafts then you can have a look at fish koi made of origami paper.

Step 1: Make Use of Origami Paper to Create a Dragon

First of all, take one sheet of origami paper and then fold the paper diagonally as you can see in the image below. Further, make a proper crease by putting finger pressure on.

First folding - Dragon

Step 2: Fold the Paper Diagonally

After the first fold, open the paper and similarly fold it from the other side and then make a proper crease on the folding.

Step 3: Fold the Paper Until the Center Line from Both Sides

After the diagonal fold, you have to open the paper and here you can see a center crease. However, following the centerline fold both sides one by one and make a proper crease on it. 

Step 4: Fold the Paper from Sides 

Here again, you have to fold the sides of the paper. However, open the first fold and turn the paper around and fold the paper according to the centerline. And then make a proper crease on the folding.

Step 5: Fold the Paper from the Center

Now hold the paper from the sides and fold it towards the center as you can see in the image.

Step 6: Flip the Paper and Overlap it from the Back Side

Once the top folding is done then you can see the center part is popping up. However, fold the center paper on one side and flatten it properly as shown in the image below.

Then flip the paper and overlap the fold towards the other side as shown below. 

Step 7: Fold the Paper from the Center

Now just fold the paper from the center slowly and then flatten it properly.

Step 8: Create a Fins Of Dragon

Now you can see two small fins popping out on both sides. However, you have to fold those small fins into equal half as shown in the image.

Step 9: Creating Front Part of a Dragon

Further, once all folding is done crease the paper properly. And now take the fold in hand and then slowly fold it from the downside using your thumb. Then fold the paper properly and put a crease on it. As you can see in the image given below.

Step 10: Creating Dragon Beak

Now you can see one small piece of paper popping out. However, you have to do two folds to make a proper beak of a dragon. First of all, fold it towards the inside and then flatten the fold properly.

Step 11: Creating Tail Of a Dragon

To create a tail you have to fold as folded above and then flatten it well with the proper crease of all the foldings.

Step 12: Curl The Tail Of a Dragon

Now take any pencil or sketch pen and curl the tail. Keep the pencil at the starting part of the tail and roll it. Similarly, do it 2 – 3 times and then leave it. You will see the beautiful natural curl of the dragon.

Also, if you want you can highlight the tail by putting some cutouts at the edge of it.

Adorable Origami Dragon Is Ready to Decorate

Make sure that all folding is done properly.  Finally, your beautiful origami dragon is ready. Make this paper dragon along with your kid and share some of your childhood stories.

Therefore, this will be the perfect origami craft to start with. It’s very easy and simple to make.

Easy Origami Dragon Is Ready

 Try out these super easy 12 steps and make your own origami paper dragon at home. Making origami is really fun. I am sure you will love making this origami dragon on your own. Therefore, I hope you will find the given instructions easy and helpful. 

Get Connected With Me On Social Media

Connect with me on social media. If you’re active on Instagram and YouTube, feel free to get more ideas from me. I’ve also created a sample number of videos, on my Instagram and YouTube. Therefore, you can watch the video and learn instantly. 

Can Young Kids Make Origami Dragon?

Yes, young kids can definitely make these dragon crafts. I doubt they need any assistance. If you encourage your child they will love making these crafts.

Origami arts and crafts are super easy and cute to make your own. It helps kids to be more creative and a problem thinker. Origami crafts are the best way to develop fine motor skills.

These Origami fish are cute and best for kids. It’s always better to make crafts with your kids and loved ones. Kids love making origami crafts. 

Beneficial Tips While Making This Adorable and Cute Origami Dragon

Before I wrap up this blog on making a dragon using Origami paper, I would like to share 13 simple tips with all of you, which I have experienced while making this. I hope these tips will definitely help you.

1.You can also use waste newspaper to learn these folding at the start.
2. If you want to create an eye then make use of a black coloured sketch pen or googly eyes to create an eye for fish.
3. Decorate your dragon using a colourful sketch pen to enhance the beauty of the dragon.
4. You can also use some type of decoration by putting glitter or some cutout.
5. Always use good quality origami paper. Since good quality plays an important role in making crafts.
6. Origami craft is an awesome way to do it, but make sure you are patient enough while folding as it’s most important.
7. Keep all your craft materials ready before you start. Also, make a note of steps and then make crafts.
8. You can also use glue, in case you want to stick the fish from the backside.
9. In case you don’t have origami paper, you can also try making this fish with regular white paper.
10. I highly recommend you to use a bigger size paper if you are a beginner.
11. If you make a mistake then don’t worry or panic. Take a fresh piece of paper and start fresh. The more you practice, the more perfect you will be.
12. Play some mild music of your choice and make origami craft, it will soothe your mind and take all your stress away.
13. Try to invent your own design by continuing to fold and you will be amazed seeing your own creations.

In case you get stuck anywhere, feel free to leave your queries in the comments section after the blog. I will surely get back to you with answers to your queries and guide you on the same.

Now it’s your turn to create origami dragons. Go and try out making this easy Origami Dragon. Therefore, please let me know how it came out and your experience in the comments section below.

Happy Crafting:)