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

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!!

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