Origami Bird Instructions and Diagrams

Origami BirdFollow the steps below to make this Origami Bird.
Difficulty: Medium

This bird resembles an origami pigeon and looks awesome when folded with a two color origami paper. With a two sided/color paper, the body can have a different color or pattern than the head, and that increases the realistic effect of this beautiful origami bird. You can also use plain paper if you like, but before you begin, you'll have to make it a square.

The origami bird is not hard to fold, but a couple of steps may just be a little confusing for the newbies. Fortunately, I made sure to include detailed diagrams and instructions to make every step as easy as possible. P.S. sorry for the picture quality, I took them with my phone's camera.

Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper. I recommend using real origami paper, but if you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet. If you have a two sided origami paper, have the lighter color side face up.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half by folding the left side over to the right.
Step 3 Step 3: Simply unfold the paper. This is so we can have the crease in the middle.
Step 4 Step 4: Fold the lower half of both sides to line up with the center.
Step 5 Step 5: Fold the top part back so that all you see are the previously folded flaps.

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