How to Easily Make an Origami Turkey

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How to Easily Make an Origami Turkey

Introduction:

A turkey origami is a great activity for kids and adults as it is fairly easy to make and requires less complicated folds. With adult supervision, kids can make this into a festive project suitable for the fall and Thanksgiving seasons. When you’re done, you and the kids can use and customize it however you like. You may embellish it to give the turkey some character. Draw some eyes or attach some feather. You may also use it as a Fall décor or attach it to a Thanksgiving greeting card.

Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 01To make this turkey, you need to use a square piece of origami paper. I recommend using a paper with one color on one side so that you can easily follow these step-by-step instructions. Face the colored side down, then fold it lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 02The next step is to fold the left (A) and right (B) corners of the origami to the middle crease line. The middle crease line is the fold you made in step 1.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 03The yellow dot is the top tip of your origami paper. You must insert that tip inside the “pockets” you have made from step 2.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 03Make a moutain fold on the right corner by folding it behind. Fold it along the dashed line.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 05Turn the origami paper to the other side.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 06Unfold the flap you made in step 4, then turn the origami paper around again.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 06You will see that the diagram has two triangular flaps (left and right). We will make a “squash fold” on the right triangle first.  Pull down the inner corner of the triangle to the right. Once you are unable to pull it down further, squash it down and flatten. You have just made a squash fold.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 08Repeat steps 4 to 7 on the other side. Make a crease mark along the dotted line, then do a squash fold on the left side.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 09

To make the origami turkey’s left feet fold along the dashed line of the top layer.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 010Do the same on the left side. Fold it along the dashed line.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 011Fold the top corner of the turkey’s feet downward.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 012You have to fold the origami lengthwise in half. Then, Rotate the origami 90 degrees counterclockwise.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 013

To form the turkey’s neck and tail, make two (2) outside reverse folds along the lines. To create these outside reverse fold, crease along the dotted lines, then fold each tip backward by making valley folds on each side. Along the lines shown, to form the neck and tail of the turkey. To create these outside reverse fold, crease along the dotted lines, then fold each tip backward by making a valley fold on both sides.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 014Next, make the head of the turkey bird. Make one (1) more outside reverse fold to form the turkey’s head. Go back to step 13 to see how an outside reverse fold is made.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step 015

Lastly, fold the tip of the head back. Fold it along the dotted line.

How to fold an Origami Turkey - Step FinishYou’re done! You have made an awesome origami of a turkey! A fun and festive origami suited for the Fall season and Thanksgiving.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. So hard to look for thanksgiving craft. Great to find this one 🥺

  2. This is a nice tutorial thank yo

  3. Gonna make this for thanksgiving

  4. Nice one!

  5. I found it easy to follow I’m gonna make another

  6. The tutorial was so well explained.. It made it so easy.. Good job

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