How to make an origami clock

How to make an origami clock

This origami project is very simple and should take a beginner approximately five minutes to complete. The face and pendulum of the clock are drawn on after the folding is complete, which makes the project perfect for children.

All you need to complete this model is a square of paper, colored pens and/or pencils, and a pair of scissors. You can use any paper you like as long as it creases well and can retain its folded shape. Standard copy paper (or similar) works well for practice. For the final display model, use colored or patterned paper.

Making sharp creases is very important to the successful final look of your model. To get really sharp creases, always fold against a surface that is hard, flat, and stable. A table, floor, or hardback book all work well for this. Try running a ruler or pencil edge over each crease as you work to make them even sharper.

  1. Position a square of paper on your work surface so that its edges are facing up and down, left and right. If you are using two-sided paper, make sure that the color you want for the clock’s exterior is facing down.
  2. Bring the left edge of the model over to meet the right edge. Crease and unfold.
  3. Bring the left edge of the model over to meet the vertical center crease line made in Step 2. Crease and leave folded.
  4. Bring the right edge of the model over to meet the vertical center crease line. Crease and leave folded. The model’s top layer should now be made up of two rectangular flaps.
  5. Bring the left edge of the model over to meet the vertical centerline. Crease and unfold.
  6. Bring the right edge of the model over to meet the vertical centerline. Crease and unfold.
  7. Bring the top edge of the model down to meet the bottom edge. Crease just enough to mark the model’s horizontal center and unfold. Do not make a sharp crease.
  8. Use scissors to cut along the horizontal crease line made in Step 7, from the left edge to the first vertical crease line you come to.
  9. Repeat Step 8 for the right edge, cutting along the horizontal center, from the right edge to the first vertical crease line you come to.
  10. Bring the lower half of the model’s left edge over to meet the vertical centerline. Crease and leave folded.
  11. Bring the lower half of the model’s right edge over to meet the vertical centerline. Crease and leave folded.
  12. Bring the left half of the model’s lower left edge over to meet the vertical centerline. Crease and leave folded.
  13. Bring the right half of the model’s lower right edge over to meet the vertical centerline. Crease and leave folded. There should now be two triangular flaps the bottom edge of the model.
  14. Fold back the upper left point of the model just a bit. The resulting triangular flap should be the same size as the flaps created in Steps 12-13.
  15. Repeat Step 14 for each of the three remaining points of the model. Turn the model over.
  16. Complete the model by drawing a clock face on the upper portion and a pendulum on the narrow portion.

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