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.

Flying Cicada Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Flying Cicada Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides up along the dotted lines.

Flying Cicada Step 3

Step 3) Fold both sides down along the dotted lines.

Flying Cicada Step 4

Step 4) Fold the top layer of paper down along the dotted line.

Flying Cicada Step 5

Step 5) Fold the bottom layer of paper down along the dotted line.

Flying Cicada Step 6

Step 6) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.

Flying Cicada Step 7

Step 7) Fold both sides out along the dotted lines to make the wings.

Flying Cicada Step 8

Step 8) Fold both sides of the paper behind the model.

Flying Cicada Step 9

Step 9) Turn the paper over.

Flying Cicada Step 10

Step 10) Make 3 Pleat Folds on the bottom of the model.

Flying Cicada Step 11

The completed flying cicada

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