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How to Fold the World's Simplest Origami Bird

video How to Fold the World's Simplest Origami Bird
I had a number of messages saying people didn't "get" how the bird was folded.

What better time to show everybody?

Start with a square of paper, and copy the folds you see.

Yes, I know I pre-creased the paper, but if I didn't that took the video over 30s unless I sped it up.

I'm also a bit miffed with the end caption - the version I uploaded doesn't have the stray "m" (I wasn't expecting YouTube to mangle it like that).
adale1231 year ago
Wow,that was to easy!!!!
U4562 years ago
Hey Kiteman! I love making this I had a great time! I love this sooo much!
Thanks,
U456
Kiteman (author)  U4562 years ago
Thank you!
U456 Kiteman2 years ago
Your welcome!
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me too. It was such a crucial step.


(no sarcasm at all intended!)
Kiteman (author)  DELETED_Gilrostwo5 years ago
:-)
vishalapr3 years ago
I made it and it came out really nice! Thx for sharing an awesome project!
gandora993 years ago
'then add the essential details'
:) lol
ur instructables are really good :)
star folder4 years ago
In the Origami world,this fold has a name and designer, Dorothy Engleman called it "Yellow Bird".   Yes, it is simple, and a great way to teach the inside reverse fold - or outside reverse, depending upon how you look at it.
I like to teach it using square card stock that is actually recycled fliers.  When the bird is turned upside down, and placed on a flat surface, it looks like a sailboat.  Blow into the sail, and have races.
Kiteman (author)  star folder4 years ago
Haha, that is exactly what my youngest did when I taught him this!


Bandaids4 years ago
Took me 3days to figure this out how is it so easy...

Just kidding...
DJ Radio4 years ago
Wow, I found kiteman's youtube account! Took me long enough....
Kiteman (author)  DJ Radio4 years ago
Not exactly a secret...
Nah I just couldn't find it that well.
poparoo44 years ago
Thanks!
poparoo44 years ago
how big is the paper?
Kiteman (author)  poparoo44 years ago
Size isn't important, it just has to be square.
thepelton5 years ago
That was neat. I recall being in a japanese restauraunt in the early seventies when I was in the Navy and in Yokosuka, Japan, trying to do origami to show the waiter. I really wish I had known about this one back then.
geekazoid5 years ago
i must agree simple effective, and taught you something in less than half a minute, good 'ible.
Kiteman (author)  geekazoid5 years ago
Thank you.
lemonie5 years ago
It's nice and simple and it fits the 30s slot. Good job. L (Which bird(s) am I hearing?)
Kiteman (author)  lemonie5 years ago
They're blackbirds. I didn't record them myself - I don't have the equipment.
lemonie Kiteman5 years ago
Thankyou. L
greeenpro5 years ago
Meh..I need more specifics. You fail.
Hardly, its quick, and simple. Very well done, K.
Kiteman (author)  bumpus5 years ago
Thanks, Bumpus.

(You know, I think greenpro was being humorous...)
By all means....I was completely kidding around. Well done!
Kiteman (author)  greeenpro5 years ago
;-)
cool