The winged swan is one of the most breathtaking pieces in 3D origami—it takes the initial beauty of a regular swan, and incorporates a more anatomically-correct wing design. However, these models can take even the expert folder hours to create.
This is a simplified model of my own design, which incorporates the wing and tail detail from the original winged swan, but reduces the overall model size. In comparison, the pieces for this model can be made in around 45 minutes.
This model requires 181 units. It is intermediate in terms of difficulty.
I will be using orange units to denote steps.
If you have not folded 3D models before, can I recommend an easier origami swan to start?
Step 1: What You'll Need
- 6 sheets of 8.5” x 11” paper/A4 size paper, each cut into 32 pieces
- A black Sharpie/marker
- A red Sharpie/marker
- Scissors (optional)
- Glue (optional)
- Mod Podge (optional)