These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami parrot. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a minute to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic techniques and skills.

Parrot Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half and unfold it. Then fold both sides in to the centre and then unfold them.

Parrot Step 2

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

Parrot Step 3

Step 3) Make a Rabbit Ear Fold on each side resulting in a Fish Base.

Parrot Step 4

Step 4) Fold the flaps out along the dotted lines.

Parrot Step 5

Step 5) Fold both sides in along the dotted lines.

Parrot Step 6

Step 6) Fold the model in half.

Parrot Step 7

Step 7) Fold the paper behind along the dotted line.

Parrot Step 8

Step 8) Make 3 folds along the 3 dotted lines.

Parrot Step 9

Step 9) Make a Pleat Fold and then one more fold at the tip of the beak.

Parrot Step 10

The complete parrot

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