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Origami Turtle

Tag: Origami
Start with a sheet of paper.
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Crease it diagonally.
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Both ways.
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Now crease it the opposite way vertically (or horizontally if you tilt your head).
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This looks hard, but with the creases in place, it should naturally take this shape if you ask it nicely.
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Creaese the two ends up to meet the top.
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It was just a crease.
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With those creases, invert the thingy like so and fold it up.
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It should look like this.
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I took two pictures. I don't know why.
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Open the flap up and fold it along the already existing crease.
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And it'll look like this.
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Be sure to do it to the other side as well.
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Fold the top flap (behind the two loose flaps in front) down such that the top point meets the half way.
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Fold the two thingies to look like this.
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Now fold the lower edges inward to the center.
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Flip it over.
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And do it all over again from step 5.
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Fold the two lower branches up. Like a crane.
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A head.
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Fold the four legs down.
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Inflate from the bottom and pull it apart into the 3rd dimension.
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