# Beautiful blue dragon origami, simple origami for beginners

Many people want to find an origami diagram of a dragon, becauseIn all fairy tales and legends they act as both good and evil characters. Our origami dragon is the same as in ancient paintings: proud and unapproachable and at the same time very graceful. In many cultures, the dragon is a symbol of wisdom. There are various origami schemes for making a dragon. There are huge modular figures and solid ones, composed of several sheets; simple and easy dragons for beginners, as well as complex and mobile ones for more skilled craftsmen. If you have previously encountered the world of origami, then you probably made a classic crane. It will be the basis of our dragon. If not, then it's okay - our origami paper dragon is simple and accessible. Take a sheet of paper and make a square. Fold the square along two diagonals, then unfold. Fold the square in half, turn the part 90 degrees and fold it in half again. Unfold the square completely. Now the square has four fold lines.Place the square in front of you so that one of the diagonals is facing you. Bend the right and left parts of the second diagonal to the lower half of this diagonal.We close the folds with the upper half of the diagonal. We have a small square.Without changing the position of the part, bend the right and left corners towards the center line.We bend the top corner so that we getisosceles triangle. Then we unfold the work to the small square from the third step. We see that there are three fold lines on the square, which form an inscribed isosceles triangle. The square lies so that the apex of the inscribed isosceles triangle is directed towards you, and the base was on top.We lift the bottom corner of the square up.We do the work only on the surface layer. The fold line coincides with the base line of the inscribed isosceles triangle, which we talked about in the previous steps.The right and left corners will unfold and lie down on their own toward the center line. On the front side, you will have a rhombus, although on the back side, it will still be a square.Turn the work over. In the same way, lift the bottom corner up to make a rhombus.We lower the upper corner of the rhombus to the lower one. We turn the work over and perform the operation again. We get a quadrangle with two short and two long sides.Fold the top corner to the intersection point of the twofold lines. Return the corner to its original position. Turn the work over to the other side, bend the corner again to the intersection point and return to its original position.We unfold the entire structure as shown in the photo. We have a three-dimensional small table on massive legs.After this, we fold the "table" as shown in the photo. We press the "table top" (the smaller of the visible squares) inward.We have a pentagon. Its only acute angle is directed towards you.Carefully bend the top corners.We lift up the bottom corner of the front layer.We have a rhombus again. Turn the work over, bend the bottom corner upwards so that a rhombus is formed on this side as well.Without changing the position of the figure, take the right corner of the rhombus and "turn the page". Then turn the work over to the wrong side and again "turn the page".In the new rhombus, the bottom corner is solid, while the top corner appears to be cut in half.Fold the bottom corner to the top corner. Turn the work over and do the same.The result is an isosceles triangle.Again, we work only with the face layer.Bend one of the side sides to the base. Return it to the original position from the previous step. Now bend the second side to the base, unbend.Along the obtained fold lines, fold the “hare ear” with a slit at the bottom.We bend the "hare ear" to the right. We turn the work over and make the same "hare ear", bending it to the left.We lift the work, hold it by the "hare ears" with our left hand. With our right hand we "turn the page", opening an isosceles triangle.We hold onto its upper corner (only the top layer) and lower it down.Again we bend the figure in half – we get a “tail”.We take hold of the lower corner of the "tail", withoutopening. At the same time, we unfold its upper part. We lift the lower corner until the "tail" is directed to the right, as shown in the photo. Now the workpiece can stand on the table. We also bend the "hare ears" to the right. We perform a similar operation with the "left tail": we unfold the triangle, lower the upper corner down, bend the "tail" in half and lift it until it is directed to the left."We also bend the hare ears to the right.We perform a similar operation with the "left tail": unfold the triangle, lower the upper corner down, bend the "tail" in half and lift it until it points to the left. Place the workpiece on the table and bend the left "tail" in half so that it becomes even thinner - first work with the surface (front) side, then turn the work over and bend the "tail" on the wrong side. Insert the outer halves as shown in the photo.The same narrowing is needed for the right "tail".Bend the "hare ears" perpendicular to the "tails" - now these are the wings. Bend the paws as shown in the photo.The "tail" on the side with the bent paws will be the dragon's neck. To do this, bend the "tail" upwards, pressing it inward.The neck should look like the one shown in the photo.We bend part of the neck for the head. The part that we left for the head,Fold it again, dividing it into two unequal parts: closer to the neck - short, nose - longer. Bend the nose back - so that the dragon has a crest.Bend the wings upwards.At the tips of the wings we make two folds "lightning". Along the obtained lines we form a claw on each wing. Our blue dragon of happiness is ready.