It is amazing how you can make almost anything with a single piece of paper, and origami animals are great for simple, yet elegant indoor decoration. Here, in the following diagram, you can learn to make a simple origami turtle that turns out quite neat even for beginners, provided you get the folds right.
Easy Step-by-step Folding Instructions for an Origami Turtle
3 Cool Ideas for a Paper Turtle
1. Sea Turtle Wall Hanging: If you can make a giant origami turtle, it can look awesome as a wall hanging. You may also choose to frame it for a more compact look.
2. Turtle Aquarium: Make multiple turtles out of colorful papers, and use them to make your own turtle aquarium with an old shoe box or a wooden crate. You can also add other origami aquatic creatures for a more interesting effect.
3. Turtle Bookmark: A fun way of turning your boring old bookmark into something vibrant is to stick a little paper turtle at its top end, with glue or tape.
There are still plenty more cool things you can do with an origami turtle, use some glitter to make interesting patterns on its shell, or paste a contrast colored paper for a two-colored turtle. Hope you have a good time with finding new ideas.