These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami flying cicada. This is a variation of the traditional origami cicada. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend you take a minute to review our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half.
Step 2) Fold both sides up along the dotted lines.
Step 3) Fold both sides down along the dotted lines.
Step 4) Fold the top layer of paper down along the dotted line.
Step 5) Fold the bottom layer of paper down along the dotted line.
Step 6) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.
Step 7) Fold both sides out along the dotted lines to make the wings.
Step 8) Fold both sides of the paper behind the model.
Step 9) Turn the paper over.
Step 10) Make 3 Pleat Folds on the bottom of the model.
The completed flying cicada
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