These instructions use the face side for the body and the text side for the head, which conveniently places two little scrolls as the armadillo's eyes.
Fold a center line.
Fold a point for the tail.
Make a water-bomb base at the head end.
Squash fold one flap for an ear.
Fold it back to the side.
Do the same for the other ear.
Petal fold an ear flap to narrow it.
Fold the ear's flap back to the side.
Petal fold the second ear.
Fold the crown of the head under. The original instructions use a sink fold here, which I missed, but which I think would make for slightly tidier ears.
Pleat fold the shoulders and the tail.
Narrow the face and shoulder. (The same may be done for the tail.)
Narrow the other side.
Pleat the body. To keep the pleats even, I found it easier to make all my mountain folds and then turn them into pleats than to complete each pleat sequentially. The tightness of the pleats determines the curvature of the armadillo's back.
Fold the edges under to hold the pleats and to form feet.
Fold the body in half.
Holding the foot edges, expand the body to form the armadillo's arch.
Fold and shape the ears.
The armadillo is complete!
2013-05-26 / $1 Bill
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