Ever wonder how they make those 3-d paper swans? It may look complicated but hope this instructable will clear it up. This can make a nice gift to your mom or grandparent and is also very economical. Don't forgot to look at the pictures for clarification. Good luck. If there are any questions, leave a comment below.

Step 1: What you need

The things you need are regular house hold items:
*Letter opener
*13 sheets of letter size paper, not too thick(preferably colored)
OK, this will be my dads Christmas present, i've been working for a day strait and have about 250 little triangles and the first and second layers done... 3 more days till Christmas. I hope I can make it... PLEASE wish me luck, I'll need it<br />
did you finish it in time <br> <br>
Yep I did. Thanks for all your support. Although I finished about an hour before I needed to wrap it....
&nbsp;Good luck!
if you want other designs look on youtube and search 3d origami.<br />
on this step it keeps slipping off section
&nbsp;I find that it helps when your first starting to put a small amount of glue onto each piece
Can't really help you...just try to push the pieces on tighter.
&nbsp;thats good for a first try, the shape of it will look a lot better if you dont have the first row going the opposite direction
<p>This is soo good I'm subscribing and Favin' I might do it over the summer</p>
wow this must take a lond time to make O_o<br />
&nbsp;It took me like a week. It was a gift for my grandma's birthday.
how far they spread
my pecice cant stay together for crap
a week im trying a day o.o
its cool but how do i know how far the wings are supost to be
Do you mean how far apart or how far out they spread?
and by the way how long did it take u the first time
About a week.
im over half way done!!!! yessss!!!!!!!!
wow, you're really fast.
looks like this is what im going to be workin on for the next week
lol, good luck!
Wow thats cool!
Wow, 840 pieces that's a lot a work, but it sure looks great, nicely done!
oh yeah, sorry, calculation problem, it's actually 400 pieces.
That sounds easier, you can probably fold those triangles while watching tv.
thank you.
How long did this take you to make?
about a month.
Very tedious, but an amazing final result!

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Bio: Hey, I'm Jerry! I'm a student at the University of Illinois and I love making innovative things that change people's lives.
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