There are many ways and styles of making origami of a bird. One way of making a basic origami bird is through this method, as it requires only a few steps.
It is suited for adults and children with guided supervision, this bird origami is easy to follow and has less complex folds. Great as a decoration and a collection as it can stand on its own two feet once finished!
Difficulty level: Easy – Intermediate
To make this bird origami, get a piece of square origami paper, preferably paper with color on one side. The colored side will be the bird’s body, while the opposite side will be the head. Turn the paper 45 degrees, so it looks like a diamond. Fold the origami paper lengthwise in half. Crease it well the unfold.
The crease line made in the first step will be used as a guide for step 2. Fold the left corner (A) diagonally to the middle crease line. Do the same on the opposite side by folding the right comer (B) to the middle crease line.
Turn the paper over to the other side.
Fold the top corner down.
In step 5, fold the top left and right corners diagonally to the middle crease line.
Unfold the top left and right triangles made from step 5. This will establish two diagonal crease marks.
Turn your origami bird to the other side.
You will see that this side has two triangular flaps (left and right). We will make a “squash fold” on both sides using the creases made in Step 6. See next step for guidance.
Do the right triangle flap first by pulling down the inner corner of the triangle to the right.
Keep pulling it downwards to the right. Once you are unable to pull it down further, squash it down and flatten. You have just made a squash fold.
Make a squash fold on the left side. Repeat steps 9 and 10 on the left side. Pull down the inner corner to the left. Squash down and flatten.
Make a valley fold on the top layer of the right side. To do this, Fold along the dashed line as shown. This will be the foot of the bird.
To make the other foot of the origami bird, Make a valley fold on the other side. Fold along the dashed line as shown.
Fold the origami bird lengthwise in half. After that, rotate it 90 degrees counterclockwise.
To form the origami bird’s head and beak, make an inside reverse fold on the top left corner (white area). To make an inside reverse fold, pry open the top tip. Then push it down inwards to the center, then flatten.
After doing the head and beak of the origami bird, let’s do the tail. Make a crimp by folding it back then forward.
Your basic origami bird is done! Customize it however you like by drawing its eyes or put some designs on its wings. Finally, it can now stand on its own and would make an awesome decoration!
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