How to Make a 3D Paper Origami Swan

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Introduction: How to Make a 3D Paper Origami Swan

SUPPLIES

-Lots of paper (5-10 sheets)

-Paper guillotine (optional, it makes it easier to cut the pieces)

-Scissors (if you don't have a paper guillotine)

-Orange marker or highlighter

-Black marker (or 2 small black paper dots)

Step 1: MAKE PIECES

following the images, make a large batch of 3D origami pieces (you may need to make more later) when you cut the paper into the pieces, you can either cut them into either 16 or 32 squares (16 will make the sculpture bigger, as 32 will make it smaller)

Step 2: SWAN BASE

Starting with 7 double pieces (2 pieces placed on each other in this shape \|/) then make a tower 7,7,6,5,4,3,2 (the double pieces are all placed on the left side) repeat this 4 times

Step 3: CONNECT BASE INTO CIRCLE

As shown in the picture, connect your pieces into a circle

Step 4: MAKE a BOTTOM

as shown, place your base upside down and put the pieces in as shown to make a bottom

Step 5: MAKE THE TAIL

To make the tail make a tower 4, 3, 2, 1 then connect it as shown

Step 6: MAKE THE WINGS

For the wings, use double pieces (these ones are two stacked directly on top of each other) and make a tower 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 repeat this twice and attach as shown

Step 7: MAKE THE NECK

For the neck, make a tower of 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1. after that, make a new piece and colour it orange then put two dots on it as shown

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    yes, you can use any size of paper you want, just be aware of the size that the squares end up being :)

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    Not sure where you learned how to make this, or if you even designed it up yourself, but that is an amazing feat to see. Very nice project.

    I didn't design it myself, its one of the most popular 3D origami projects :) thanks