These diagrams will show you how to fold an origami balloon with wings. 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.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half horizontally.
Step 2) Fold the paper in half again.
Step 3) Open up the top flap of paper over to the right.
Step 4) Squash Fold this flap flat.
Step 5) Turn the paper over.
Step 6) Open up the top flap of paper over to the left and Squash Fold it flat.
Step 7) Fold the top flaps of paper on both sides up along the dotted line.
Step 8) Fold the two flaps on the other side up like you did in step 7.
Step 9) Fold both sides to the centre along the dotted line and then unfold.
Step 10) Unfold the two flaps on each side.
Step 11) Fold the paper over to the left along the dotted line.
Step 12) Open up the paper along the dotted lines and Squash Fold it flat.
Step 13) Fold the flap of paper over to the right.
Step 14) Repeat steps 11-13 on the left side. Then turn the paper over and repeat steps 9 -14 on this side.
Step 15) Fold the top and bottom parts along the dotted line and then unfold.
Step 16) Blow air into the tiny hole at the bottom of the model to inflate it.
The completed Winged Balloon
How did it go? Let us know how you managed in the comments!