These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami pelican. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first which will teach you all the paper folding basics.

Pelican Step 1

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

Pelican Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half the other way.

Pelican Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top of the paper down along the dotted line.

Pelican Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper along the dotted line and then unfold it.

Pelican Step 5

Step 5) Open up the top part of the paper and Squash Fold it flat using the existing creases.

Pelican Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper behind along the dotted line.

Pelican Step 7

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

Pelican Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper up and behind along the dotted line.

Pelican Step 9

Step 9) Fold the paper down along the dotted line.

Pelican Step 10

Step 10) Fold the paper underneath along the dotted line.

Pelican Step 11

The complete pelican

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