Origami Bee Instructions

Follow these 10 simple steps to fold your origami bee.

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Fold your origami bee

Step 1

Take a yellow, square sheet of paper and cut it along the diagonal so it becomes a triangle.

Step 2

With the white-side facing up, fold the paper in half and unfold.

Step 3

Fold up the bottom-corners so the tips meet at the peak of the triangle.

Step 4

Fold down the two flaps but fold it at a slight angle so the tips spread apart from one another and look like wings.

Step 5

Fold down the back-layer of paper. Don’t fold exactly in half; instead, leave a small gap.


Step 6

Make the back-layer more narrow by folding it into thirds. Then refold the crease made in step 5.

Step 7

Fold back (mountain fold) a good portion of the left and right sides of the model. Adjust the paper until the shape is of that of a bee and that the left and right sides are symmetrical to one anoher. Press down to establish the folds.

Step 8

Fold back the wing tips.

Step 9

Swing by the Wordbee booth to grab a black pen. Color the bee’s head black and color stripes across its back.

Step 10

Done! Tweet your beautiful bees to @Wordbee

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