These diagrams will show you how to fold a simple origami pigeon. If you’re unfamiliar with any of the techniques or folds in these instructions take a moment to review our Beginners Guide first.

Begin with a square sheet of paper rotated 45 degrees with the white site facing up.

Pigeon Step 1

Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Pigeon Step 2

Fold the paper in half the other way.

Pigeon Step 3

Fold both layers of paper to the right along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 4

Fold the top layer of paper to the left along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 5

Fold the model in half down along the dotted line.

Pigeon Step 6

Fold the top flap of paper up along the dotted line and then repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Step 7

Fold the paper along the dotted line and then unfold it.

Pigeon Step 8

Make an Inside Reverse Fold using the crease from the previous step.

The Completed Origami Pigeon

The completed Pigeon.

How does your pigeon look? Post a photo of it in the comments!

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