Introduction: Paper Pigeon Origami

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Most people probably made a paper crane at some point in their childhood. To amp it up, instead of making a paper crane, this is a paper pigeon, something little unique and special wit which decorate your home. Unlike real pigeons these little guys are cuter and don't defect on you or your car.

Fun fact: The rock pigeon is actually the oldest domesticated bird!

Step 1: Crease Preparations

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  1. Fold the square piece of paper diagonally, and crease it.
  2. Fold it again diagonally in the other direction.
  3. Unfold the last fold, so you are left with a half-triangle.

Step 2: Folding the Body Shape

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  1. Fold one side of the triangle outward with a valley fold, leaving behind about 1.5cm for the body of the pigeon. This will depend on the size of paper you used and how thick the wing of the pigeon you want.
  2. Repeat the same fold on the opposite side of the paper symmetrically.

Step 3: Folding the Beak

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  1. Fold the same triangular portion again in half relative to the wing's chord on only one side of the paper.

Step 4: Fold the Wing

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  1. Fold it lengthwise along the cross section of the wing, the longest section of paper.
  2. Fold both the left wing and right wing at around a 10 degree angle from the horizontal body of the pigeon such that they point upwards and slightly swept back.

The pigeon is staring to take shape, at least the wing and a portion of the beak/tail is recognizable.

Step 5: Finalizing the Pigeon

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  1. Push the at the front to make a small triangle that will be the beak of the pigeon
  2. Draw a couple of pretty eyes on both sides of your pigeon.

And You're Done!


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