Snapping turtle

Model by John Szinger.

3D turtle model with segmented shell and claws with five digits.

This model has ten distinct segments on its shell. This model is hollow, and the underside is open.

Folding tips

  • At step 10, note the line endings nearest to the vertical center line are at a 90° angle.
  • Step 13: look at step 14 for the direction of the pleats.

Paper & size

When folded from a 35cm square, the resulting model ends up about 21cm long, 11cm wide and 7cm in height.

Model information


Green origami turtle with segmented shell.

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