Origami Koi Fish

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The most recent origami from Lang’s book Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art that I have folded is the koi fish. It was fun to make. It looks complicated, but it isn’t. Lang does show how to make scales, which you can implement on the koi. However, this makes it much more complex and time-consuming, so I started with just the non-scaled koi.

I might try to make some scales on a plain piece of paper, just to learn how to do them. If they are easy enough, then I might try folding a new koi with scales.

Click here to see the other origami I have folded so far.

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11 Responses to Origami Koi Fish

  1. JOANNE says:

    Who known how to fold an origami fish ???
    Please sendit to joanne-ljy@hotmail.com

  2. admin says:

    I would recommend going to the library and checking out a copy of Robert Lang’s book “Origami Design Secrets.” He has very good instructions. That is what I used to make the fish in this blog entry.

  3. Quincy says:

    Your koi fish is really cool, though I haven’t been able to find how to fold scales..
    Could you perhaps help me?

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Quincy. I haven’t yet tried to fold scales, but Robert Lang’s book “Origami Design Secrets” shows really well how to do it. I plan to fold scales how Lang’s book shows, but lately I have spending most of my time either at work or with my wife and 10-month old son. I would recommend going to your local library and reserving Lang’s book. It is very detailed.

  5. Is there an explanation in the internet about how to fold the origami fish.

  6. admin says:

    Bachflohkrebse, sure there is. You can view the instructions for the same fish that I folded above, by going here:

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  8. myanmarsuperman says:

    I love it.

  9. amy says:

    I’ve been attempting to do a more complicated Koi for a few days. My husband purchased me the text suggested and I was able to follow the excellent instructions! So excited!

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