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How To Make Origami Bird

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“Tweet, Tweet, I am an origami bird, I am blue in color and have big wings so that I can fly high in the sky, Unlike other normal origami birds, I am built in a three-dimensional structure. Come, let’s learn how I was made. I wish you could create me in other colors too.”

origami bird

Origami is among the first few crafts I learned from primary school. I am always amazed by its creations done using a piece or a few pieces of paper. Some folding techniques might look a little sophisticated, but it is not as complicated if you follow the steps. When I first saw Jenny’s youtube channel on her how-to origami, I knew that I must approach her to share her with us her talent. I am so glad that she agreed to guest post on Craft Passion with her first-ever original design, 3D Origami Bird – TWEET, and she even made an effort to come out with a video and step-by-step pictures to show us how to make an origami bird.

HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI BIRD

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Jenny W Chan is a native New Yorker with a background in psychology and a passion for music, arts, and crafts. She is a self-taught origamist and has been folding paper intermittently for over 15 years. Her favorite technique of folding is modular origami, which involves assembling multiple pieces of paper–sometimes hundreds or even thousands–to create intricate, three-dimensional models.

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Although her passion lies in origami and papercrafts, Jenny also enjoys hand-sewing sock monkeys and has created numerous to benefit charity. Her latest venture involved teaching a four-week sock monkey workshop to adults with disabilities in New York City.

origami bird

If you like origami crafts, then try out our origami dressorigami crane, and origami Christmas tree. Click the link to get the how-to tutorial and video. We have more paper crafts projects for you to make too. Hope you have a great time making something beautiful today!

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Origami Bird

Yield: 3D origami bird
Active Time: 9 hours
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate /Advance Level
Estimated Cost: USD 15

I am always amazed by origami creations done using a piece or a few pieces of paper. Some folding techniques might look a little sophisticated, but it is not as complicated if you follow the steps. When I first saw Jenny’s youtube channel on her how-to origami, I knew that I must approach her to share with us her talent. I am so glad that she agreed to guest post on Craft Passion with her first-ever original design, 3D Origami Bird! And she even made a video documenting the steps.

Materials

  • 428 sheets of paper, 4 cm x 7cm (368 Blue, 59 White, 1 Yellow)
  • 1 sheet of white card stock (eyes)
  • 1 sheet of black card stock (eyes)
  • 1 sheet of light blue card stock (wings)
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • 6 binder clips
  • Glue gun & sticks
  • Scissors

Instructions

HOW TO MAKE A 3D ORIGAMI BIRD

Guest Tutor: Jenny

A piece of 4 cm x 7cm paper. diy origami bird 0

    1. Create 428 units (368 Blue, 59 White, 1 Yellow)
      a. Fold 4 cm x 7 cm sheet in half, lengthwise
      b. Fold in half again
      c. Open unit
      d. Fold flaps diagonally to center crease
      e. Flip over
      f. Fold diagonally to center crease
      g. Fold flaps down
      h. Fold in half diy origami bird 1
    2. Construction of Row 0
      a. Glue 5 blue units at the tips only, all facing the same way
      b. Secure with clips for drying
      c. Repeat Steps 2a-2b in groups of 3-5 (create 5 sets of 5, and 1 set of 3 = 28 total units)
      d. Remove clips after drying
      e. Glue all 28 units together, at the tips only
      f. Secure with clips for drying
      g. Remove clips after drying
      (ROW 0 IS COMPLETE. Additional rows will be counted as 1, 2, 3, etc. from bottom to top) diy origami bird 2
    3. Construction of Row 1
      a. Slip 1 white over 2 blues from row 0
      (In other words: White should be in between 2 blues)
      b. Add additional units next to one another
      c. Continue with 10 whites, 18 blues diy origami bird 3
    4. Row 2: 9 whites, 19 blues
    5. Row 3: 10 whites, 18 blues
    6. Row 4: 9 whites, 19 blues
    7. After Row 4 (with bottom view facing you), shape unit by gently squeezing downward diy origami bird 7
    8. Row 5: 8 whites, 20 blues
    9. Row 6: 7 whites, 21 blues
    10. Row 7: 6 whites, 22 blues
    11. Row 8: 0 whites, 28 blues
    12. Row 9 (bird’s neck): Put all units on backward. 28 blues diy origami bird 12
    13. Rows 10-15: 28 blues in each row (units face forward)
      BODY IS COMPLETE. diy origami bird 13
    14. To Assemble Hair: 4 blues (from bottom to top: 1, 2, 1)
      Place at top-center of the head (in between 2 units). Use glue if necessary. diy origami bird 14
    15. To Assemble Tail: 3 blues (2, 1)
      Place at bottom-center. Use glue if necessary. Spread tail out. diy origami bird 15
      Side view of the tail of origami bird. diy origami bird tail
    16. To Assemble Nose: 1 yellow
      Place at the center of the face into two openings. Use glue if necessary. diy origami bird 16
    17. To Create Wings: Design, draw and cut out wings. Fold at sides. Use a glue gun to attach to the body. diy origami bird 17
    18. To Create Eyes: Design, draw and cut out eyes. Use a glue gun to attach to face. diy origami bird 18

    YOU’RE DONE! Origami Bird Tweet! Tweet! 🙂origami bird

Notes

If you are cutting your own paper to size, approximate time to completion is 9.5-10 hours.

Get the full article at https://www.craftpassion.com/3d-bird-origami/

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bano

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

This 3D bird origami is using modular origami technique, which involves assembling 428 pieces of paper to create intricate, three-dimensional, models.

Pam

Monday 20th of January 2014

Love origami---this is just so cool.

Karin Stewart

Monday 20th of January 2014

Hi Joanne, My Vintage Fabric that I won arrived two days ago. I love it! My daughter is also crazy for it so I will probably make up 6 cushions for her for her new home. Thanks again, Karin

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