17 Tutorials On How To Make An Origami Dinosaur

Dec 11, 2022 | General Crafts, Origami, Paper crafts

To bring back the age of the dinosaurs, all it takes is folding some pieces of paper! Using the ancient and magnificent art of origami, construct an entire prehistoric world of dinos with these tutorials on how to make an origami dinosaur. They may be made of paper but your creatures will have a touch of realism that will take you back to prehistoric times. 

TUTORIALS ON HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI DINOSAUR

 

Dinosaur enthusiasts who are good with their hands can express their love for these prehistoric beasts through the art of origami. There are various paper models to choose from, but it is best to opt for one based on your origami experience and skill level. Come see dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes but instead of skeletons, these are made of paper!


1. Dinosaur Origami T-Rex by Jo Nakashima

Let’s start with this absolutely fantastic T-Rex design. Everthing here looks exactly like a T-Rex would look like in real life, the shaping and everything is fantastic.

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2. How To Make An Origami Dinosaur Tutorial by The Daily Dabble

This tutorial is a beginner to intermediate-level project that can be completed in about ten minutes. Once finished, the dinosaur will stand up on its own.

How To Make An Origami Dinosaur Tutorial by The Daily Dabble

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3. Origami Dinosaur Invitations by Crafts Tutsplus

Many kids seem to go through a dinosaur phase, and often they request a dinosaur birthday cake or party theme. They’ll love these pop-up origami dino invitations, and so will you because they are quite simple to make.

Origami Dinosaur Invitations by Crafts Tutsplus

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4. How To Make An Origami Dinosaur Stegosaurus by Mr. Easy Origami Art

Here’s an awesome paper Stegosaurus. Would you believe it is only made with a single sheet of paper?

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5. Spinosaurus Origami Dinosaur Tutorial by Hoang Tuan Origami Artist

With some balancing, this Spinosaurus Origami can stand on its hind legs and tail.

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6. Origami Triceratops by Easy Origami

Here’s another fantastic design that’s not too complex but again is full of character.

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7. How To Make An Origami Pterodactyl by Easy Origami

Stealthy and fast and with the very evolution-friendly power of flight, Pterodactyl was one badass you did not want to mess with. To learn how to fold this prehistoric bird of the sky, check out this origami tutorial.

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8. Dinosaur Origami Brachiosaurus by Twinkl

Follow these instructions to make your own origami dinosaur which will look great on any bedroom shelf. You don’t need specific origami paper as the instructions guide you through how to make your dinosaur using just a piece of A4 paper.

The easy step-by-step instructions contain photographs at every stage, making it the perfect beginner’s Origami. 

Origami Brachiosaurus by Twinkl

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9. Origami Velociraptor by Jo Nakashima

I love this model. It holds the shape well and it can even stand on his feet without tail support, if you use a good paper. Another great feature is the head: you can make it flat or with a nice 3D shape!

Origami Velociraptor by Jo Nakashima

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10. Origami Canotaurus by Mariano Zavala Origami

Here’s another incredible dinosaur that’s folded from a single sheet of paper. The final result is a real show-stopper!

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11. Origami Dinosaur Diplodocus

I think this little Diplodocus is kind of cute!

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12. How To Make A T-Rex Origami Dinosaur by Natural History Museum

You can create this origami T-rex by following this tutorial. It even has those famous tiny arms. This tutorial also provides PDFs of the patterned paper featured in the images for you to print and cut out, but you can also use plain paper and decorate it at the end.

How To Make A T-Rex Origami Dinosaur by Natural History Museum

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13. How To Make An Origami Dinosaur Ankylosaurus by Easy Origami

The funny spikes and cute head make this one of my favourite dino-gami models.

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14. Origami Coelophysis by Chris Origami

I really like this Coelophysis design. It’s relatively easy to fold and the cool part of this design is you can fold the mouth open or closed.

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15. Origami Dinosaur Deinonychus by Easy Origami

Here’s an awesome and quite ferocious looking Deinonychus.

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16. Easy Tutorial For Origami Elasmosaurus by Lavender Home

This technically isn’t a dinosaur but it is prehistoric and it is awesome. It’s not super complex but I’m still quite impressed how it’s just one sheet of paper with that very long thin neck.

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17. Origami Barosaurus Dinosaur by Origami Cia

Next is probably the longest model I’ve ever seen and I’m quite impressed you can fold such a long neck and tail from one sheet of paper.

Follow the tutorial here

THESE TUTORIALS ON HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI DINOSAUR HAVE A DISTINCTIVE LOOK THAT EXPERIENCED FOLDERS ON THE HUNT FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT WILL ENJOY ATTEMPTING.

Let us know which one of these dinosaurs is your favorite by sharing your finished origami pieces on our Facebook Page.

For more incredible things you can make out of paper, check out our tutorial for origami box, heart, bookmarks, butterfly, and a lot more  paper crafts collection here.

The colorful folding papers and realistic illustrations in these tutorials on how to make an origami dinosaur bring these awesome creatures to life! Happy folding!

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