How to Fold the World's Simplest Origami Bird

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Introduction: How to Fold the World's Simplest Origami Bird

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I had a number of messages saying people didn't "get" how the bird was folded.

What better time to show everybody?

Start with a square of paper, and copy the folds you see.

Yes, I know I pre-creased the paper, but if I didn't that took the video over 30s unless I sped it up.

I'm also a bit miffed with the end caption - the version I uploaded doesn't have the stray "m" (I wasn't expecting YouTube to mangle it like that).

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    29 Discussions

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    U456
    U456

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Hey Kiteman! I love making this I had a great time! I love this sooo much!
    Thanks,
    U456

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    9 years ago on Introduction

    me too. It was such a crucial step.


    (no sarcasm at all intended!)

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    vishalapr
    vishalapr

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I made it and it came out really nice! Thx for sharing an awesome project!

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    gandora99
    gandora99

    9 years ago on Introduction

    'then add the essential details'
    :) lol
    ur instructables are really good :)

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    star folder
    star folder

    10 years ago on Introduction

    In the Origami world,this fold has a name and designer, Dorothy Engleman called it "Yellow Bird".   Yes, it is simple, and a great way to teach the inside reverse fold - or outside reverse, depending upon how you look at it.
    I like to teach it using square card stock that is actually recycled fliers.  When the bird is turned upside down, and placed on a flat surface, it looks like a sailboat.  Blow into the sail, and have races.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, that is exactly what my youngest did when I taught him this!


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    Bandaids
    Bandaids

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Took me 3days to figure this out how is it so easy...

    Just kidding...

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    DJ Radio
    DJ Radio

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, I found kiteman's youtube account! Took me long enough....

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    DJ Radio
    DJ Radio

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Nah I just couldn't find it that well.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Size isn't important, it just has to be square.

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    thepelton
    thepelton

    11 years ago on Introduction

    That was neat. I recall being in a japanese restauraunt in the early seventies when I was in the Navy and in Yokosuka, Japan, trying to do origami to show the waiter. I really wish I had known about this one back then.

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    geekazoid
    geekazoid

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i must agree simple effective, and taught you something in less than half a minute, good 'ible.