Making an origami chicken is a great papercraft for kids and beginners. This easy bird origami only requires simple folds and a few materials to make. You will only be needing two pieces of origami paper, scissors, and glue. For younger kids, it is better to ask an adult for help when using scissors.
Difficulty Level: Easy
To make the origami chicken, get a piece of square origami paper. It is better to use a paper that has color on one side. That way, it is easier to follow the steps. Face the colored side of the paper down. Then, horizontally and vertically fold the paper in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.
In step 2, Bring all the four (4) corners to the center of the origami paper. The center of the paper is where the crease lines made in step 1 meet each other.
The origami paper should now look like this picture. Fold the paper diagonally by following the dashed lines and the direction of the arrow. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Turn the origami paper to the other side.
Fold the top and bottom corner to the center of the paper. The center of the paper is where the crease lines meet each other.
Your paper in TOP VIEW should now look like this. Now, turn the origami paper around.
TOP VIEW: Connect the left and right corner together. You should connect the two side corners on top of the center of the paper.
This is how the paper will look like in SIDE VIEW. The next step is to connect the two corners together until it forms a diamond.
Your origami chicken should now look like this diamond. Rotate the origami piece 45 degrees clockwise.
The next step is to make the beak of the chicken. Move the top right corner to the left side by pushing the paper inside along the dotted line (inside reverse fold). The left part will be the beak of the origami chicken.
Then get another piece of paper and cut the other parts (wattle and comb) of the chicken. Look at the right image as a guide for cutting the shapes of the waddle and comb. Ask an adult to help you if you’re having a hard time cutting the origami paper with a pair of scissors.
Use a glue to stick the wattle and comb of the origami chicken. The directions of the arrow is where to glue them.