Origami Owl Instructions Step by Step

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Origami Owl Instructions Step by Step

Introduction:

Owls are nocturnal birds known for their large heads and the sharp beak that points downward. For this instruction, we are going to make an origami owl. It may look pretty daunting to do, but this step-by-step instruction will help you make a beautiful origami bird.

For this origami owl instructions, you will need a piece of paper. It is preferable to use sturdy paper that has color on one side. That way, following the instructions, will be a lot easier. You will need a pair of scissors for this origami activity. The scissors will be used to make incisions on the origami paper to form the owl.

Difficulty Level: Hard

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 01

To make this origami owl, start with a square piece of origami paper. Face the colored side upwards and the diagonally fold along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 02

The next step is to make crease lines horizontally and vertically. Mountain fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 03

Use the crease marks made in steps 1 and 2 to form a square base. Collapse the paper along the crease marks made. See the next step on how to make it into a square with ease.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 04

Hold the top right corner and the bottom left corner. Bring these two corners together.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 05

Keep on collapsing the origami until it looks like the left image. It will also help if you bring the top left and bottom right corners together. Once the origami looks like the left image, flatten it to form a square. This is the square base. Now rotate it into a diamond like the right image.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 06

Bring the left and right corners to the middle crease. Fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 07

Bring the top corner of the origami paper down.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 08

Crease the paper well and unfold the top triangle.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 09

Gently lift the bottom corner of the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 010

Once you are unable to lift it up further, squash it down and flatten. You have just made an origami petal fold!

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 011

Repeat the petal fold on the other side. Turn the origami paper around.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 012

Like what we did from steps 9 and 10, fold the top, left and right corner to the middle. Crease well and then unfold.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 013

Lift upwards the bottom corner of the top layer then gently flatten it. Your origami bird base is done!

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 014

Bring  the top layer downwards in half. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 015

Turn the origami piece to the other side.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 016

You need to repeat step 14 on this side. Bring the  top layer downwards in half. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 017

Move the left and right corners to the middle crease. Follow the dashed lines to know where to fold and make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 018

Repeat step 17 on the back layer of the origami paper.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 019

Form the wings by lifting up the inner flaps from the inside and twisting the wings forward, then squashing it down.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 020

To form the head of the owl origami, bring the top corner downwards.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 021

Lift and fold the top triangle flap upwards. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 022

Again, fold the top corner downwards.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 023

Get a pair of scissors and cut a slit on the bottom corner of the top layer. Make sure to cut the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 024

 Form the feet by folding the top layer upwards. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 025

It now resembles an owl. Turn the origami piece over.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 026

Cut slits through the top layer. This will be the ears of the owl. Make sure to cut the top layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Step 027

Turn the origami owl to the other side.

The last step is to lift up the “ears” of the origami owl.

How to fold an Origami Owl- Finish

Your origami owl is finished!

We hope you find these origami owl instructions fun yet challenging! You can explore ways to make other bird origamis on our catalog.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. My first time and I got it. Must be patient

  2. mine doesn’t look that right but I’ll get there! haha, thanks a lot

    • yeah my first did’nt turn out well but alas I did it!!!

  3. Woooh hard so many attempts

    • me too! but I finally did it and its so worth it!

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