These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami pigeon. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend that you take a quick look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic folds and techniques.

Pigeon Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half.

Pigeon Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top layer of paper over along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top half of the paper in behind the model.

Pigeon Step 4

Step 4) Open up the top flap of paper and Squash Fold it flat. Take a look at the next diagram to see the final position of the paper.

Pigeon Step 5

Step 5) Fold the paper up along the dotted line and repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Step 6

Step 6) Fold the paper down along the dotted line and repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Step 7

Step 7) Make an Inside Reverse Fold to form the head and make an Outside Reverse Fold to make the tail.

Pigeon Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper inside along the dotted line and repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Step 9

The complete pigeon

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