Sea lions are the closest brothers of seals. They were named lions because the males have coarse hair around the neck and on the chest, resembling a mane. They are very large and impressive animals. Males reach a length of 3.5 meters and weigh a ton! Females are somewhat more graceful: with a body length of up to 2.5 meters, they weigh about 300 kilograms.

The origami sea lion is, of course, a more miniature and lightweight creature. You can place it on a bookshelf or a desk.

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Fold the top corner down and to the right, so that its left side is on the line AB.

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Work out the fold, unfold.

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Symmetrically fold the same corner to the other side, then unfold it.

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Fold the top corner perpendicularly downward so that the fold line passes through point C formed by the two diagonal folds.

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Flip it over. Fold point D to point C.

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Turn the figure over again.

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Fold the sides inward to make a square.

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Now fold one of the sides along the dotted line, shown in the photo, inward.

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Bend corner E outward.

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Repeat Steps from 12 to 15 on the opposite side.

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Turn the paper over.

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You see a triangle in the center: push the top of it down and to the side, making a “flattening” fold.

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Wrap corners F and G inwards.

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Now fold the figure lengthwise along the fold line.

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The last piece of paper should stand perpendicular to the fold.

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Next, carefully follow the instructions on the photo.

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Make a convex fold along the dotted line, then repeat on the opposite side.

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Tuck the resulting folds into the pockets – between the two layers of paper.

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Let’s do the sea lion’s head: mark two diagonal folds on the top corner, then make a reverse inner fold.

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Fold the tip of the corner sticking out and then wrap it inwards (inside fold).

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The sea lion is almost done, let’s form the back flippers. Make the inner back fold along the dotted line.

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Now alternate making a “squash fold” and then fold the top end down.

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Repeat on the other side.

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Your beautiful sea lion is ready.

You can bend his front flippers outward a little so he can stand. Now you can play circus, zoo or just admire the result. How big is your collection of origami animals?

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