These diagrams will show you how to fold an origami winged balloon. This is a great little 3 dimensional model. If you run into any trouble with any of the steps here we recommend you take a moment to review our Beginner’s Guide which will teach you all the basic folds.

This model is a variation of the traditional Water Bomb.

If you use gold coloured paper this model makes a perfect Golden Snitch from the Harry Potter series.

Winged Balloon Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half horizontally.

Winged Balloon Step 2

Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.

Winged Balloon Step 3

Step 3) Open up the top flap of paper over to the right.

Winged Balloon Step 4

Step 4) Squash Fold this flap flat.

Winged Balloon Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Winged Balloon Step 6

Step 6) Open up the top flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.

Winged Balloon Step 7

Step 7) Fold the top flaps of paper on both sides up along the dotted line.

Winged Balloon Step 8

Step 8) Fold the two flaps on the other side up like you did in step 7.

Winged Balloon Step 9

Step 9) Fold both sides to the centre along the dotted line and then unfold.

Winged Balloon Step 10

Step 10) Unfold the two flaps on each side.

Winged Balloon Step 11

Step 11) Fold the paper over to the left along the dotted line.

Winged Balloon Step 12

Step 12) Open up the paper along the dotted lines and Squash Fold it flat.

Winged Balloon Step 13

Step 13) Fold the flap of paper over to the right.

Winged Balloon Step 14

Step 14) Repeat steps 11-13 on the left side. Then turn the paper over and repeat steps 9 -14 on this side.

Winged Balloon Step 15

Step 15) Fold the top and bottom parts along the dotted line and then unfold.

Winged Balloon Step 16

Step 16) Blow air into the tiny hole at the bottom of the model to inflate it.

Winged Balloon Step 17

The completed Winged Balloon

How did it go? Let us know how you managed in the comments!