These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami duck. If you’re new to paper folding you should take a minute to check out our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basics.

Duck Step 1

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

Duck Step 2

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

Duck Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top and bottom to the centre along the dotted lines.

Duck Step 4

Step 4) Make a Pleat Fold along the dotted lines.

Duck Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper in half to the back.

Duck Step 6

Step 6) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Duck Step 7

Step 7) Open up the paper along the dotted lines and Squash Fold it flat. Take a look at the next step to see the final position of this fold.

Duck Step 8

Step 8) Make a Pleat Fold behind the model to form the beak.

Duck Step 9

The complete duck

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