There are definitely a ton of different origami birds out there but since starting this site I’ve been surprised to learn that there’s also a very large amount of different origami owl models and some of them are pretty incredible.

This first owl is a pretty simple design but nevertheless it does look pretty fantastic.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Papirolandia 3: Regreso al Mundo de la Papiroflexia

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s a couple of great origami owls with a more sculpted look.

Origami Owls

Owls, Designed and Folded by Peter Stein

Video instructions available from MrViolinPeter’s YouTube channel

Original image on Flickr

 

This is a very unique owl design where the eyes are inspired by an origami seashell design.

Origami Spirowl

Spirowl, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s a more traditional looking owl design.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Katsuta Kyohei and Folded by Blanka P (blunek)

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s a cute little baby Scope Owl that’s not too hard to fold.

Origami Baby Scope Owl

Baby Scope Owl, Designed by Riccardo Foschi and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Riccardo Foschi’s YouTube channel

Original image on Flickr

 

Román Díaz is an expert designer of origami animals and his owl design is one of the most famous ones out there.

Origami Owl 3

Owl, Designed by Román Díaz and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

Original image on Flickr

 

This next owl has a great design that makes use of double sided paper for some great looking eyes.

Eye on You Origami

My Eye on You, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another pretty simple owl design that’s very cute.

Origami Horned Owlet

Horned Owlet, Designed by Kamo Hiroo and Folded by Magali

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention Book

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s Román Díaz’s owl spotted outside in the wild.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Román Díaz and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

Original image on Flickr

 

This next owl has a very unique design and also makes great use of a colour change for its eyes.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Fernando Castellanos and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #118

Original image on Flickr

 

This next model by Sebastien Limet is pretty incredible. The entire model including both the tree and the owl is folded from one sheet of paper!

On the Lookout Origami

On the Lookout, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another fantastic origami owl that’s not too complex but still looks distinctly owl-like.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Davor Vinko and Folded by Gonzalo

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

Original image on Flickr

 

I really like this simple owl design by Beth Johnson. It reminds me very much of the characters in the videogame Journey.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Beth Johnson and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another great and rather sinister looking origami owl with a fantastic colour change on the eyes.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This is another great owl with coloured eyes that’s not too hard to fold.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Viviane Berty and Folded by Magali

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Román Díaz also has a second owl design that’s really great too. Here the shape has been altered a bit from the normal model.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Román Díaz and Folded by CaptainMoon

Video instructions available from JM Origami Tutorials on YouTube

Original image on Flickr

 

This is another pretty simple but quite elegant origami owl.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in #7 VOG 2: Origami.vn

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another baby owl also designed by Riccardo Foschi.

Origami Baby Eagle Owl

Baby Eagle Owl, Designed by Riccardo Foschi and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Riccardo Foschi’s YouTube channel

Original image on Flickr

 

This great looking owl is designed by Hoàng Tiến Quyết, it makes excellent use of double sided paper and is not too difficult to fold.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Video instructions available from Hoàng Tiến Quyết’s YouTube channel

Original image on Flickr

 

Beth Johnson has actually designed several origami owls, here’s a third design by her that incorporates 3D shapes and a tessellation. It’s actually folded from a hexagon shaped piece of paper, not a square.

Origami Owl

Hex Owl, Designed by Beth Johnson and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions available from Robin Scholz’s Flickr starting here

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another great owl design that’s not too complex.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Juan Gimeno and Folded by Rui Roda

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This is definitely one of the cutest origami owls that I’ve seen.

Origami Owlet

Owl, Designed by Katsuta Kyohei and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s one of the most realistic origami owl designs out there.

Origami Owl

Great Horned Owl, Designed by Gérard Ty Sovann and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Pure Origami

Original image on Flickr

 

This next owl is a slightly modified version of one of Beth Johnson’s owl designs.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Beth Johnson and Folded by Eyal

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Joseph Wu also has a fantastic little origami owl design.

Origami Owl

Owl, Designed by Joseph Wu and Folded by Rui Roda

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This last model is easily the most impressive origami owl design I’ve seen. It’s a Blakiston’s Fish Owl (a real owl species) that’s designed by Katsuta Kyohei and folded from a single sheet of paper.

Origami Blakiston's Fish Owl

Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Designed by Katsuta Kyohei and Folded by Malleon

Crease pattern available from El Plegadero ORIGAMI

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s the model again by a different folder.

Origami Blakiston's Fish Owl

Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Designed by Katsuta Kyohei and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Crease pattern available from El Plegadero ORIGAMI

Original image on Flickr

 

That’s it for this post about origami owls but there’s still a lot of great owls out there so I’ll probably make another post like this in the future.

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