These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami ostrich. If you’ve never folded anything we recommend that you take a moment to check out our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Ostrich Step 1

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

Ostrich Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in the the centre along the dotted line.

Ostrich Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top layers of paper out along the dotted lines.

Ostrich Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper in half behind the model.

Ostrich Step 5

Step 5) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Ostrich Step 6

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

Ostrich Step 7

Step 7) Rotate the model about 90 degrees.

Ostrich Step 8

Step 8) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted line to form the head.

Ostrich Step 9

The complete ostrich

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