Easy Origami Swan

Learn to make an easy origami swan that takes less than 10 steps:

Easy Origami Swan Instructions

  1. Start with a square sheet of paper. Fold in half on the diagonal. Unfold.
  2. Fold the left and right edges of the paper to meet the central crease made above.
  3. Turn the paper over and repeat: fold the left and right edges to meet the central crease.
  4. Fold the model in half so the sharp point meets the corner on the opposite side (align the red dots).
  5. Fold the sharp point back again about a third of the way; exact distance not important.
  6. Fold the model in half vertically (mountain fold to create left and right side of swan). Rotate quarter turn.
  7. Gently pull the neck and head of the origami swan away from the body. Done.


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