Origami Pelican Instructions with Pictures

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Origami Pelican Instructions with Pictures

Introduction:

A simple way to make a bird origami is this origami pelican. For this instruction, we will make an origami that resembles a pelican bird’s physical traits. Pelicans are water birds that have large beaks and have bodies similar to a swan.

You will only be needing simple folds to make this paper bird. It is better to use paper that has color on one side. That way, it is easier to follow the step-by-step instruction below.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 01

Get a square piece of origami paper and face the colored side upward. Rotate the paper into a diamond. Bring the left corner to the right corner. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 02

The next step is to fold the left and right corner to the center crease line. The center crease line is the crease mark made from the first step.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 03

Bring the left and right corner to the center. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 04

Turn the origami paper to the other side.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 05

Bring the bottom corner to the top corner.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 06

Fold the paper crosswise in half.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 07

Rotate the origami paper 90 degrees counter clockwise.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 08

Gently pull the inside triangle upwards. Flatten the triangular flap and crease well.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 09

Make an inside reverse fold along the dotted lines. To make an inside reverse fold, pry open the top tip. Then push it down inwards to the center, then flatten.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Step 010

Fold each wing upward as shown, and then fold it back again gently. The crease will help the flap sit up.

How to fold an Origami Pelican - Finish

Your origami swan is done! Finally, it can now  stand on its own and  would make an awesome decoration!

You can explore ways to make other bird origamis on our catalog.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. guys this isn’t hard at all, i got it perfectly on first try.

  2. I did this on my first try! I’m so happy and it looks great!

  3. We don’t have pelicans in where I’m from!
    So thanks this is awesome bud😁

    • haha same, if I show this to people theyll mistake it into a swan

  4. I did it! Great tutorial. Thanks!

  5. omg thx u so much its so nice and now I like to read!!! its so sweet. 🙂

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