If you’re familiar with the traditional chicken origami, this hen origami instruction is a much simpler version of that papercraft. A great origami activity for kids and beginners, making the hen origami only has a few steps and simple folds. Just follow the instructions below, and you can have your very own bird origami.
Form the body of the origami hen
You will need a piece of square origami paper to make this hen origami. Orientate it into a diamond and then fold the left corner to the right corner. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Fold the left and right corners to the center crease line made from step 1.
Bring the bottom corner to the top corner of the origami paper. Follow the dashed line as shown
Your origami hen should now look like this. Now, turn the paper around.
Fold the paper to the right along the middle crease line (dashed line). This will be the body of the origami hen.
For the head and tail of the origami hen
Pry open the top right corner, then push it down inside to the center the flatten. This will be the beak of the hen origami.
Keep pulling down the beak of the hen. Make sure to pull it to the right.
Push the left corner down in between the two sides of the paper.
Your origami chicken is done!
- Draw some eyes or stick some googly eyes to bring it to life.
- Hens vary in color. Besides using a white or yellow paper, you could use brown, light black and even black.
- What's the difference between a chicken and a hen? All hens are chickens, but not all chickens are hens. For a chicken to be considered a hen, she will need to start laying eggs. For someone who's raised a chicken, this is a cakewalk. But for someone who is not familiar with poultry, not knowing is understandable. We're not poultry experts here, but we are paper craft-making experts (well at least we think we are!). If you enjoyed our lesson on making a paper hen, then how about learning how to make a paper chicken? We'll share with you how to make paper cutting and folding instructions on how to make an origami chicken! Learn how to make it here here!
- We have a dozen of paper tutorial of birds, check out our other easy step-by-step instructions that you can learn here!