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Origami Dinosaur Instructions by DonyaQuick Origami Dinosaur Instructions by DonyaQuick
Well I don't have a working TV as of June 12th, so guess what I've been doing... :lol:

Thicker and/or very difficult paper may require wet folding just on the legs to make them stay put. However, I have almost never needed to wet fold this design provided the folds are crisply made.

This design is very similar both in initial steps and final appearance to the Struthiomimus in John Montroll's book, "Prehistoric Origami: Dinosaurs and Other Creatures." However, the relative top and bottom of the design are reversed, and the hind legs are handled differently. I have seen other similarly simple bird base dinosaurs elsewhere too, but can't recall the authors. Anyway, it's probably an idea that's been reinvented many times with slight variation.

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Although very similar to several other patterns I have seen, I did develop this version of a simple bird base dinosaur myself and therefore hope that my choice of details is at least somewhat unique. If you follow my tutorial to create a dinosaur and wish to post the result as artwork either here or elsewhere, please credit the design you used to create the model.
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olivia8383 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a tiny one!! I did have trouble with the arms and neck though
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olivia8383 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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sirandal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha...I question the difficulty level. :)
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madetocomment Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
how do you make step 6 look like step 7?
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turq-dorian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Writer
I made one. I like how it totally balances on its back feet--you don't even need to make it lean on the tail!
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SavannahSaurus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009   Photographer
i am so making these later :D
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LittleLoveInc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
This is pretty cute =]
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spiritofcat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one.
That's a good method you've got there of creating the arms.
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DonyaQuick Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
It makes nice arms/legs as long as short is ok :lol: I probably need to come up with a modification that allows for longer arms at some point.
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