How to fold an origami paper tank



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Origami Paper Tank

Learn how to make this folded paper origami tank with our video or photo tutorial. Click the link below to see our video tutorial and scroll down for the photo tutorial.



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This origami tank is easy to make. To make a paper tank, you will need a half sheet of paper. And another smaller piece of paper for the tube. Start with a piece of construction paper or other 8.5" x 11" paper.



Origami Paper Tank

To get the half sheet of paper, fold the paper in half lengthwise. Then cut the paper in half along the fold.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 1: Fold the top corner down as shown. Open the fold.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 2: Fold the other top corner down as shown. Open the fold.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 3: You will see you now have folds marking an 'X'.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 4: Bring the sides of the paper together as shown to form a funnel and it will fold on the side folds.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 5: Push the top down to form a triangle.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 6: Fold the two flaps up on the sides of the triangle as shown. See photo below also.



Origami Paper Tank

Origami Paper Tank

Step 7: Turn the paper around and repeat steps 1 - 5 on the other side of the paper. You will end up with a paper looking like the photo above.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 8: Fold the side in to the center.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 9: Fold the other side into the center. It should look like the photo above.







Origami Paper Tank

Step 10: Turn the paper over. Then fold up the side with the extra folds to the back.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 11: Lift up those flaps. Then fold the other folded triange end of the paper down.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 12: Lift up the triangles and put the flaps underneath.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 13: Put the triangles back in place over the small flaps.



Origami Paper Tank

Step 14: Tuck in the triangles into the sides of the tank. See the photo below.



Origami Paper Tank

Origami Paper Tank

Step 15: Take the smaller piece of paper and make a tube. Tape it together. See photo below.



Origami Paper Tank

Origami Paper Tank

Step 16: Take another piece of tape and put one end inside the tube. Use the other end to tape the tube in place on top of the tank.

Your paper tank is complete!

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