These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami bird. This is a traditional model and not difficult at all. If you’ve never folded anything before we recommend you take a moment to check out our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basics.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.
Step 2) Fold both sides of the paper to the centre line.
Step 3) Fold the top triangle of paper behind the model.
Step 4) Fold both the top corners down and to the centre along the dotted lines.
Step 5) Open up the paper trapped inside and pull it out and down.
Step 6) Squash fold this flat and then repeat on the other side.
Step 7) Fold the flaps on each side up along the dotted lines.
Step 8) Make a Pleat along the dotted lines at the bottom.
Step 9) Fold the entire model in half.
Step 10) Rotate the paper about 90 degrees.
Step 11) Make an Inside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.
The completed traditional bird
Do you have any questions about any of the steps for this origami bird? Don’t be afraid to ask in the comments!