Celebrate Chinese New Year by Making Shaun the Sheep in Origami

Chinese New Year starts February 19th. It will be Year of the Sheep. Let’s all have our origami sheep done by then, ready to show them off and celebrate together.

Shaun the Sheep should be a fitting subject. Though he’s a clay sheep, I’m sure nobody will mind if we make him out of paper.

Shaun the Sheep

The Shaun the Sheep we know from TV. (Shaun The Sheep Long Time/YouTube)

Transforming such a dynamic character into paper origami will require some magic.

Starting pieces

These are the building blocks. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)

You’re going to need a lot of patience to follow the method in the video. It requires a lot of paper folds. See how fast you can do it. Here’s a video to get you started.

Once you’ve got enough little triangles, we can get started.

body segment

Form those small pieces into one of these body segments. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)


After you have made several body segments, connect them to form the torso. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)


Use those same pieces you made earlier to form the head. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)

head and body

Put the head and torso together. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)


Add the feet. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)


Stick in a little tail. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)

Shaun the Sheep complete

Now we’ve got one complete sheep. (Arthur 3D origami/YouTube)


Get in on the party and enjoy the Chinese New Year even more this year with the Chinese New Year Festival & Party Guide.

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