Introduction: How to Make an Origami Swan

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I will show you how to make an origami swan.

Step 1:

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You start out with a square piece of paper and fold it along one diagonal, Then unfold it.

Step 2:

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Now fold the lower edges of the square into the centerline. So it looks like a kite.

Step 3:

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Flip the kite base over, so the flaps or on the bottom. Then fold the flaps half way to the center line

Step 4:

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Then fold the flaps to the centerline.

Step 5:

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Then fold the point of the piece upwards. Then fold the head of the swan downwards

Step 6:

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Then fold the swan in half vertically. Then pull the neck  of the swan away from the body.


Flamingosgurl made it! (author)2017-11-12

this is mine

Flamingosgurl (author)2017-11-12

it was hard but then I made it for a second time and it was easy

Xander 7990 (author)2011-11-08

No offense bet the finished swan is sort of lame maybe you should and more detail
to the swan like maybe small little feet so it can REALLY stand up insted of it falling
over to one side.

ClaireZ4 (author)Xander 79902017-10-07

It doesn't fall to one side.....?

SadieC2 (author)2015-12-18

thx so much but i do not get #4

ClaireZ4 (author)SadieC22017-10-07

Four is basically when you fold the flaps again to the middle.

You know how the last step was folding it halfway to the middle? Well now just roll it over and fold it to the middle. Do you get what I'm saying? It's kinda confusing sorry

ClaireZ4 (author)2017-10-07

woo :) I made it

arshiam6 made it! (author)2017-07-03


PaulyG1 made it! (author)2017-06-19

I did it yay

Bobgoodddd (author)2017-04-25


OrigamiPerson made it! (author)2017-04-10

I made!It's pretty cool.

Ke'maniC (author)2017-04-05


24avaowens (author)2017-02-22

This is so hard! Next time put more effort into it and a little more examples.

8544384463 (author)2017-02-04

but it looks like a pecock or a boat

8544384463 (author)2017-02-04

i did it

awesomeguy113 made it! (author)2015-01-10

this is pretty cool

it is cool! You did a great job!

mincraft20 (author)awesomeguy1132015-12-03

i like it much much i made it '

magenta07 made it! (author)2016-08-25

this was so much fun!!!!!

StellaJenkins (author)magenta072016-10-11

that looks great!

StellaJenkins (author)2016-10-11

I didn't make anything! ????

All I made was a crumbled piece of paper.

mshukert (author)2016-08-24

i was struggling on #6

LexiW5 (author)mshukert2016-10-06


Terminator1185 (author)2016-09-21

made it!! So cool but simple.

Naeema_25 (author)2016-04-30

This sucks

magenta07 (author)Naeema_252016-08-25


PranavJ15 (author)2016-06-18


weird make a better one

JackS108 (author)2016-02-18

I'm stuck on step 3

JackS108 (author)2016-02-18

I'm stuck on step 3

Keilanibaird (author)2016-02-08

what's so confusing about it all you have to do is turn the thing around and fold it to the middle line

KellyD1 (author)2014-11-15

I am confused on step #3

GretchenAR (author)KellyD12016-02-08

It is all about making creases.

Kangwon624 (author)KellyD12015-04-19


LifeSimmer (author)2016-01-20

I was struggling on #6

KylaW2 (author)2016-01-02

Well this was kinda hard...

ViN1 (author)2014-11-28

you make no sense!

Kangwon624 (author)ViN12015-04-19


Kangwon624 (author)2015-04-19

It was helpful a lot. Thanks!

jshaley (author)2015-03-30

I think hat the steps were pretty clear, but I'm just oragamicly challenged

KellyD1 (author)2014-11-15

I am confused on step #3

KellyD1 (author)2014-11-15

I am confused on step #3

epuevas (author)2011-07-25

this is easy its fun to make :3

HALOPLAYER101 (author)2010-12-16

I`m confused with step 3

Ollaolen (author)HALOPLAYER1012011-01-07

easy , just flip the "kite" over and fold the outer flaps inwards about half the way to the centerline

Roos (author)2010-06-03

thank you so much i can't believe i actually did one i have an origami book but its quite complex this is like the stepping stone to much more complicated ways of making origami thanks a lot mate

m_444 (author)2010-05-19

tHANks man !!!

lemonie (author)2009-12-14

Nice - looks good done with bank-notes.


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