The 3D Origami Penguin is an easy modular origami model that is suitable for beginners and can be done with a total of just 147 units!
How to make a 3D Origami Penguin:
We will need a total of 147 units comprising of –
101 Black units
45 White units
1 Orange(/Yellow) unit
Start by making the first two rows of the model. Two triangular units are connected together making connector units.
Keep linking connector units together. As it can be seen, Row 1 uses 5 Black units and 7 White units. Row 2 uses 6 Black and 6 white units.
Row 3 inserted – 7 Black and 5 White units.
Row 4 made using 4 White and 8 Black units.
Row 5 inserted using 3 White units and 9 Black units.
Row 6 inserted using 2 White units and 10 Black units.
Invert the model.
Now insert the next row (Row 7). Invert each unit and insert the next row.
Inverted units (3 White and 9 Black units) are inserted to form Row 7.
Row 8 is now made by inserting units in the usual way (not in the inverted manner) with 4 White and 8 Black units.
Next row – row 9 is done using 5 White and 7 Black units.
For Row 10, insert 4 White and 8 Black units.
Insert one black unit at the center of the white units at the top.
Insert one white unit on either side of the black unit.
The rest of Row 11 consists of Black units.
Row 12 – the last row is inserted using black units only.
The body of the Penguin is done.
For the Penguin’s flippers, insert one black unit on either side of the body. Use glue when inserting the units.
Apply glue and insert one orange unit for the bill.
Finally, glue on a pair of eyes…
And the 3D Origami Penguin is complete!