Follow the steps below to make this Origami paper Swan.
The origami swan is an absolutely beautiful work of art. I’m not talking about my folding here, which is pretty beautiful in itself ;), but the way the swan actually looks like its real life counterpart is amazing.
There are some trick folds, but nothing outrageous that will make you give up if you follow the instructions carefully.
Step 2: Take the top corner and fold it over to the bottom corner.
Step 3: Fold the left corner over to the right.
Step 4: With the flap you just folded with, open it up and crease the left and right sides so you can flatten it. The top corner should fold down to the bottom corner.
Step 5: Turn the paper over so we can repeat it on the other side.
Step 6: Take the left flap and open it up, then crease the left and right sides so the top corner can meet the bottom corner.
Your paper should look like the 3rd picture in this step.
Step 7: Take the left and right corners of the top layer and fold it to meet at the middle.
Step 8: Fold the top triangle down.
Step 9: Unfold the top, left, and right triangle flaps.
Step 10: Open the top layer from the bottom and lift it all the way up. Use the creases on the sides as guides to fold the sides in.
Step 11: Turn the figure over so we can do the same on the other side.
Step 12: Fold the left and right corners in from the bottom to the center.
Step 13: Unfold.
Step 14: Basically repeat Step 10. Lift up the top layer from the bottom and fold in the sides.
Step 15: Fold down the flap you just lifted up.
Step 16: Turn the figure over.
Step 17: Like before, fold down the top flap. You should end up with this shape in the picture.
Step 18: Fold down the top part of the triangle to meet at the crease.
Step 19: Unfold.
Step 20: Open up the figure from the bottom.
Step 21: Turn the paper over so you’re looking at it from the top.
Step 22: Here’s the tricky fold. First, flatten the peak at the top, then use all the creases available in that square to invert it. Afterwards, flatten the figure like you see in the third picture.
Step 23: Turn the figure upside down.
Step 24: Fold the top flap down.
Step 25: Turn the figure over.
Step 26: Like Step 24, fold down the top flap.
Step 27: Let’s work on the tail. Fold the right flap down, but tilt it right a little so that the edge on the right side of the flap line up with the edge of the base.
Step 28: Unfold.
Step 29: Inside reverse fold the tail. To do this, slightly open the right side of the figure like you see in the first picture in this step.
Next, tuck the tail inside the opening like the second picture.
Lastly, close the opening back and crease.
Step 30: Take a portion of the tail and do another inside reverse upwards like in the picture.
Step 31: Now for the wings. Fold the bottom flap diagonally up like in the picture. The right edges of the wing should line up when you fold it.
Step 32: Fold the bottom corner of the wing up to line up with the crease in the middle of the wing.
Step 33: Unfold the bottom corner.
Step 34: Do an inside reverse fold to that corner.
Step 35: Repeat steps 31 – 34 on the other wing. Once you’re done, it should look like this.
Step 36: The neck is pretty thick so we’ll fold it inwards. Crease it well so the thick neck stays inside.
Step 37: Make the head by doing an inside reverse fold.
Step 38: Open the head from the top and fold a part of the beak back.
Step 39: Now fold a part of the beak forward extending pass the head.
Step 40: Fold the beak and the head, creasing well.
Step 41: Make the swan more realistic by adding a curve to the neck. Just fold a part of the neck in to curve it.
Step 42: Fold the bottom left corner of the swan’s body inwards to give it a more rounded look. That’s it. Good job! Ain’t she a beauty?
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