Easily Make an Origami Flying Bird

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Easily Make an Origami Flying Bird

Introduction:

A fun and easy papercraft is this origami twirling bird. The reason it’s called a twirling bird is that you can flap its wings and see it twirl down once finished. The folds of the origami flying bird are easy to make, and you only need a piece of origami paper.  Kids (and adults) will surely love making and playing with this origami bird.

Difficulty level: Easy

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 01

Start with a square piece of origami. It is better to use a paper that has color on one side, that way it is easier to follow the instructions. Face the colored side down the rotate the paper into a diamond. Bring the bottom corner to the top corner to form a triangle.

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 02

The next step is to bring the left corner to the right corner. Crease the origami paper well and unfold.

 

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 03

Fold the top corner downwards past the baseline of the model.

 

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 04

The left and right areas will be the wings of the flying bird. Bring the left corner to the right corner.

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 05

Bring the right corner of the top flap to the left side. Follow the dashed line on where to fold and make sure to fold the top flap ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 06

Do the same on the right side of the wing.

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 07

Rotate the model so it stands up. See next step for reference.

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - Step 08

You’re almost done! Raise both the wing flaps made in step 5 & 6.

How to fold an Origami Twirling Bird - FinishYour origami flying bird is done! Make it fly and see it twirl by throwing it like a paper airplane.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you i’ve wanted to make one of these for a long time

  2. Much apreciated my friend…😉

  3. My whole life,l thought l couldn’t make a bird and l did it.Thank you.

  4. Wooooh! mine twirled! it worked! omggg!

    • Mine didnt twirl (I think) it flapped 😀

  5. Not going to lie, this looks pretty easy and cool to make.

  6. Your origamis are wonderful and amazing .i really like it . From where do you learn that?

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