Picture of Origami Swan
Here is a bird made of paper that will be your friend, whenever and where ever. It is very simple, and can come with you wherever you go, work, school, road trip, it doesn't matter! If you don't understand something, please refer to my Instructable, Origami Bases and Basics. (Note- I got this model from the book, The Joy of Origami, by Margret Van Sicklen.)

Step 1: Fish Base

Picture of Fish Base
Start out with your paper as a diamond. Fold it in half and unfold. Fold the bottom left and right corners to the center. This is the fish base.