How to Make a Paper Bird

These step by step instructions will teach you how to a make paper bird. What you're about to make is no ordinary paper bird. This one can actually fly! Well not really, but it can flap. All you have to do is pull on its tail and it will come alive.

The steps are pretty easy. No intricate folds are necessary to bring this bird to life. Simply follow the instructions carefully and soon you'll have your very own flapping paper bird.

Paper Bird
Follow the steps to learn how to make a Paper Bird.
Difficulty: Medium
Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Step 2 Step 2: Fold the top corner to the bottom corner.
Step 3 Step 3: Fold the triangle in half by taking the left corner and folding it to the right.
Step 4Step 4-2Step 4-3 Step 4: Open the top flap, and crease the left and right sides so the top corner can meet the bottom corner
Step 5 Step 5: Flip the paper over so we can do the same thing to the other side.
Step 6Step 6-2Step 6-3 Step 6: Stand the left flap up vertically like the first picture in this step.

Open up the flap and squash down so the top corner can meet the bottom corner.
Step 7 Step 7: Fold the left and right corners to the center as shown.
Step 8 Step 8: Fold down the top triangle.

Click "Next" to continue learning how to make a paper bird.

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