These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami chicken. Even though this is a chicken it’s folded from a Fish Base. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic techniques.

Chicken Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Chicken Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides of the paper to the centre along the dotted lines.

Chicken Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides of the paper to the centre along the dotted lines.

Chicken Step 4

Step 4) Open up the paper trapped underneath.

Chicken Step 5

Step 5) Flatten the paper on both sides into a Rabbit Ear Fold. With two Rabbit Ear Folds you have a Fish Base.

Chicken Step 6

Step 6) Fold the two triangle flaps of paper over along the dotted lines.

Chicken Step 7

Step 7) Fold the paper in half with the bottom half over behind.

Chicken Step 8

Step 8) This image is zoomed in on the right side. Fold the flap of paper over along the dotted line and repeat behind.

Chicken Step 9

Step 9) Fold the entire flap of paper over to the right and repeat on the other side.

Chicken Step 10

Step 10) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line to make the neck.

Chicken Step 11

Step 11) Make another Inside Reverse Fold on the other side along the dotted line.

Chicken Step 12

Step 12) Make two more Inside Reverse Folds along the dotted lines.

Chicken Step 13

Step 13) Make an Inside Reverse Fold up along the dotted line.

Chicken Step 14

Step 14) Fold the paper inside the model along the dotted lines. Repeat on the other side.

The completed chicken

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