How to Make a Fish W/ Ribbon - Origami

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How to Make a Fish W/ Ribbon - Origami
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Lengths are approximated (personal choice). Binder clips shown are for weight purpose only to control curling for guidance photos. Ribbons are curly so consider using scotch tape for 1st try.

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2 strips of 15" ribbon.  I used 2 colors for easier guidance.  This is a standard width ribbon cut lengthwise in 1/2 each color. If you use standard width, adjust your length longer.

2 strips of 15" ribbon. I used 2 colors for easier guidance. This is a standard width ribbon cut lengthwise in 1/2 each color. If you use standard width, adjust your length longer.

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Fold one end 6"

Fold one end 6"

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Tape at fold perpendicular.  Note that the red is on top of yellow.

Tape at fold perpendicular. Note that the red is on top of yellow.

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Fold long yellow over red strip.

Fold long yellow over red strip.

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Fold short red over to create a "V" shape.

Fold short red over to create a "V" shape.

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For clarification, I'm labeling 1-long yellow, 2-short yellow.

For clarification, I'm labeling 1-long yellow, 2-short yellow.

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3-long red, 4-short red

3-long red, 4-short red

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Bring 1 (long yellow) between the reds.

Bring 1 (long yellow) between the reds.

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Bring 1-yellow back up over 4-red.  Notice 3-red.

Bring 1-yellow back up over 4-red. Notice 3-red.

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Bring 3-red up through loop from 1-yellow.  This will be referred to the "FACE", note label "F".

Bring 3-red up through loop from 1-yellow. This will be referred to the "FACE", note label "F".

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Flip to other side, which will be referred to the "BACK", Note label "B".  Should look like this.  Notice 3-red.

Flip to other side, which will be referred to the "BACK", Note label "B". Should look like this. Notice 3-red.

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Bring 3-red up through yellow loop.

Bring 3-red up through yellow loop.

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Pull all ends gently to form this shape.

Pull all ends gently to form this shape.

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Flip to FACE, slip 4-red under 3-red.

Flip to FACE, slip 4-red under 3-red.

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Bring 4-red back down over 3-red

Bring 4-red back down over 3-red

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Bring 3-red up over 4-red but under 1-yellow.

Bring 3-red up over 4-red but under 1-yellow.

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Should look like this.  Notice 2-yellow.

Should look like this. Notice 2-yellow.

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Bring 2-yellow down over 1-yellow.

Bring 2-yellow down over 1-yellow.

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Slip 2-yellow through loop from 4-red.  This completes the FACE.

Slip 2-yellow through loop from 4-red. This completes the FACE.

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Flip to the BACK.  Should look like this so far.  Notice 1-yellow.

Flip to the BACK. Should look like this so far. Notice 1-yellow.

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Bring 1-yellow up under through red.  Notice 2-yellow.

Bring 1-yellow up under through red. Notice 2-yellow.

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Bring 2-yellow down through loop from 1-yellow.  This completes the BACK.

Bring 2-yellow down through loop from 1-yellow. This completes the BACK.

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Pull all ends gently to form the body.  Cut the ends down.

Pull all ends gently to form the body. Cut the ends down.

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Save ends and glue in to make the tail.

Save ends and glue in to make the tail.

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Completed Fish.  Enjoy!

Completed Fish. Enjoy!

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