Bear Down! How to Make an Origami Teddy Bear

Did you know that with just a few creases and folds you can easily make your own origami teddy bear? Read on for the simple tutorial and then share your bear creations with us on Facebook and Instagram with the tag #RedTricycle.

What you’ll need:

a pen

Origami paper (we used this one from Melissa & Doug, available at, $4.99)


Step one: choose what color bear you want.

origami-1 copy

Step two: fold the paper in half so it’s a triangle.

Step three: once your paper is a triangle, fold it in half again.

origami collage1 copy

Step four: lay your paper flat on a table and get ready to fold some more!

origami-2 copy

Step five: place your triangle so it’s pointed downward. Fold the left tip and the right tip towards each other.

Step six: take each the right tip and the left tip and fold each outwards.

Step seven: at the end of each tip fold the paper back slightly.

origami collage2 copy

Step eight: turn your paper over.

Step nine: fold the bottom tip up slightly to create a triangle.

origami collage3 copy

Step ten: fold again upwards to make a face.

origami-4 copy

Step eleven: use your pen to make your bear’s eyes, nose and mouth.

origami-5 copy

Get your own origami kit at, $4.99.


What do you think of this project? Share your bear with us on Facebook and Instagram with the tag #RedTricycle.

copy: Erin Lem; photos: Christal Yuen





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