Origami Pelican Instructions and Diagrams

The origami pelican is easy to make and fun to fold. The final piece should be able to sit up thanks to the wings on the side to hold it steady.

Usually you would fold this with the whiter side up first so the origami pelican will be more colorful from head to wing, but I decided to be a little adventerous and rebellious by being realistic. See, the real pelicans are white with dark colors at the tip of the wings and sometimes at its rear end. However, I think going the other way would have made it look better.

Origami Pelican
Follow the steps below to make this Origami Pelican.
Difficulty: Easy
Step 1 Step 1: Get out your favorite origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the left corner to the right corner. Make sure it's straight down the middle.
Step 3 Step 3: Unfold the paper 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 lower of half of both sides to the center again.
Step 6 Step 6: Turn the figure over.
Step 7 Step 7: Fold the bottom corner to the top corner. Don't worry about the dark color in the picture, it's just the shadow.

Click "Next" to continue making the origami pelican.

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