How To: Make 3D Origami Tarantula

Make 3D Origami Tarantula

How to Make 3D Origami Tarantula

Here are instructions to make an origami tarantula. Detailed visual instructions are on the video that contains a map and images of the origami.

You will need 186 black, 83 dark brown, 10 light brown and 3 orange triangles. You'll also need:

  • 8 large black square papers: 3.5 x 3.5 inch, equals to 9 x 9 cm
  • 2 small black square papers: 2.5 x 2.5 inch, equals to 5 x 5 cm

Big ones are for legs and small ones for tarantula's pedipalps.

Step 1: Triangles

Make all the needed triangles.

Step 2: Abdomen

Assemble together triangles to make top part of abdomen with black, dark brown, light brown and orange triangles (lower left on the map).

Assemble together triangles for bottom part of abdomen as well with black triangles only (lower right on the map). Connect top and bottom abdomen part with 2 orange and 2 light brown triangles as seen in the video. Double triangle line for abdomen is to make it larger as real tarantulas has it. Add 2 black triangles at the rear part of abdomen for spinnerets.

Step 3: Carapace

Assemble together triangles to make top part of carapace with black and dark brown triangles (top left on the map). Bottom part of carapace is made of black and dark brown triangles (top right on the map). Connect top and bottom carapace part with 2 dark brown triangles as seen in the video. Bottom part is to balance the weight to make origami self standing on legs.

Step 4: Pedipalps

Make 2 small black square papers and fold them into the pedipalps. Step by step folding guide is on video. Try to make them all equal folded. pedipalps are marked with letter "A" on the map and add them to 4 black triangles as shown on the map. Add the pedipaps with 4 black triangles to the front part of carapace.

Step 5: Legs

Do the same as with pedipalps to make 8 legs, but bigger sized as pedipalps. Legs are marked with letter "B" on the map and connecting spot for carapace and legs is shown with arrows on the map.

Map for assembly is in video at 0:34.

Tutorial on how to make triangles is here.

Happy folding!

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