Introduction: How to Origami a Flapping Blue Bird
The graceful flapping of the wings makes this a wonderful action model.
Try folding it from larger paper, too.
Step 1: White Side Up
White side up, fold in half diagonally and unfold.
Step 2: Fold Left Corner
Fold left corner to the right.
Step 3: Fold Right Corner of Top Layer
Fold right corner of top layer to the left to touch folded edge.
Step 4: Fold Top Layer Right Corner
Fold top layer right corner over to the left matching points as shown.
Step 5: Fold Top Corner Down
Fold top corner down to the bottom corner.
Step 6: Matching Points
Matching points, fold bottom point of top layer up.
Step 7: Mountain Fold Bottom Point
Mountain fold bottom point back along folded edge.
Step 8: Swivel Fold Top Layer Paper
Swivel fold top layer paper down to fullest extent to form point at top.
Repeat previous step behind.
Step 9: Mountain Fold Sides
Mountain fold sides of tail end to taper to point.
Step 10: Inside-reverse Fold the Beak
Inside-reverse fold the beak.
Step 11: Draw Eyes
Step 12: Model Complete!!
You finished this project!!
Using both hands, push and pull the head and tail.
The wings will flap like a real bird!!