Start with a blintz base (four corners folded equally into the center of the paper). Fold back corners so they meet in the center on the opposite side.
Fold corners in again.
Make small corner folds.
Unfold four tabs.
Force small triangles in while refolding.
Cut from A to B on the underside as shown by the dotted lines. Pull out corner from underneath. (See next step.)
Hold down, pull out tab.
Fold out the tabs. These are the turtle's legs. Fold the outer corners of the head inward.
This origami pattern is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449432964/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1449432964&linkCode=as2&tag=craftfocom-20&linkId=JDDALO3P474LOUNP">"Easy Origami Fold-a-Day 2014 Calendar"</a> by Jeff Cole (Accord Publishing).