Origami Whale

Get in touch with the gentle giants of the sea in this lesson where you will learn the art of paper folding to create a paper whale.

In this lesson, the students will learn to use paper folding techniques of Origami to make a whale. Students will learn to make precise folds to make a neat presentation.

The students will be able to construct an origami whale as they follow picture instructions.

  • Safe and Supportive Environment
  • Active and Engaged
  • Skill Building

Blue Colored Paper




Black Marker


Pink Highlighter

  • Origami: the Japanese art of paper folding.
  • Crease: a line or ridge produced by folding.
  • Fold: bend over on itself so that one part of it covers another.
  • Dotted line: a line made up of dots or dashes.
  • Bottom: the lowest point or part of something.

The tutor must:

  1. Prepare the materials needed for the activity.
  2. Create their origami whale first to serve as an example for the students.

The tutor can begin by asking students if they like paper folding activities and what items can they make by folding paper.

Next, an introduction of the vocabulary words and their meanings should be given so that students can understand the instructions clearly.

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions.

Ask the students to keep and organize the materials they used in the activity. The students should leave their workspace neat and clean.

The students will learn to be creative and produce interesting paper folding artwork to display or play with. They can progress to more complicated Origami art after this!

  • Self-Awareness: Young people are able to recognize and understand their own personal identity and feelings.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Young people use effective communication and collaboration skills to establish and maintain positive and productive relationships.

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions