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APATOSAURAS / DIMETRODON by Rachel Katz

 

Begin with an 9 inch by 12 inch piece of construction paper
or an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheet of copy paper.

 
 

 
  1 Place the rectangle side ways on. Valley fold the
left-hand side up to meet
the top, thereby making a triangle.
2 Cut along the side of the triangle. 3 Save the rectangular
piece of paper for the dinosaur’s legs.
4 Open out the triangle into the square. Turn the square around to look like a diamond, making sure the existing fold-line is running horizontally across the paper.  
Body        
 

 
  5 From the right-hand corner, valley fold the top and bottom sloping edges over to meet the middle
fold-line, thereby making
the kite base.
6 Valley fold the right-hand point over to meet the vertical edges. Press it flat and unfold it. 7 Turn the paper over. Valley fold the right-hand point over along the fold-line made in step 6. 8 Valley fold the point over back out toward the right.  
         
 

 
  9 Valley fold the paper in half from bottom to top. 10 Reach inside the model and pull out the... 11 dinosaur’s neck. Press it flat, into the position shown in step 12.  
         
 

 
  12 Reach inside the neck and pull out the... 13 head. Press it flat, into the position shown, thereby completing the body.  
Legs
Use a remaining rectangle.
If these legs are a bit too tricky, try the easier method below .
 
 








 
  14 Place the rectangular piece of paper side ways
on. Valley fold it in half
from bottom to top. Press the paper flat and unfold it.
15 Valley fold the sides over to meet the middle fold-line. 16 Valley fold the centre edges out to points one-
third of the distance to their adjacent sides, thereby making two bands of paper.
17 Mountain fold the paper in half from bottom to top.  
         
 

 

 

 

 
  18 Open out the top bands of paper and squash them down neatly into the position shown in step 19. 19 This should be the result. Turn the paper over. 20 Open out the top bands of paper and squash them down neatly, thereby .... 21 completing the legs.  
         
 

 
  22 Insert the legs’ top edges underneath the front and back body flaps. There is a triangle pocket to tuck the body into the legs.
23 Here is the completed Apatosauras.
 
         
 

 
 
24 From the left-hand point, valley fold the top sloping edge over to lie along the bottom edge. Repeat behind.
25 Here is the completed Dimetrodon.
 

Legs
Easier method - cut and stapled.

     
 


 
  1 Use a remaining rectangle. Fold bottom up to the top.
2 Unfold.
3 Cut in half along crease.
4 Fold in half.
 
         
 

 
  5 Fold top down.
6 Staple as shown.
7 Here is the completing Apatosauras.
 
           
 

 

Diagrammed by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov

     
           
 
 

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