These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami sparrow. 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 paper folding basics.

Sparrow Step 1

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

Sparrow Step 2

Step 2) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top and bottom in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 4

Step 4) Open up the paper trapped inside on both sides.

Sparrow Step 5

Step 5) Push the paper flat into a Rabbit Ear Fold on the top and bottom. This will result in a Fish Base.

Sparrow Step 6

Step 6) Make a Pleat Fold along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 7

Step 7) Fold the two Rabbit Ear flaps over to the right.

Sparrow Step 8

Step 8) Fold the paper out along the dotted lines.

Sparrow Step 9

Step 9) Make a Pleat Fold on the left and on the right.

Sparrow Step 10

Step 10) Fold the paper in half bringing the top part down and behind.

Sparrow Step 11

Step 11) Fold the beak down a little bit, then fold the bottom of the head underneath and repeat on the other side.

Sparrow Step 12

The complete sparrow

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