Origami Flapping Bird (Folding Instructions)

Origami Flapping Bird (Folding Instructions)

Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami.

And today I'll be teaching you how to fold an Origami Flapping Bird.

This is a fun traditional action modeland it's not very difficult to fold.

This video will be one of many included in mynew Origami Basics Series.

Whether you're new to origami or you're just looking tobrush up on the basics, this will be the perfect series to getyou started! This model requires one square sheet of paper.

If this is your first time folding thismodel, I recommend using a 6" or larger square with color on one side andwhite on the other.

And once you've prepared your paper, we're going to start with our square withthe colored side up.

And we're going to start by folding in half diagonally, sotake this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top left corner.

Align the corners and the edges and makeyour crease, and then unfold.

Now we're going to rotate the paper sothat the crease we just made now runs from the top left corner down to thebottom right corner.

And now we're going to fold in half diagonally in theopposite direction.

So again we're going to take this bottomright corner and fold it up to the top left corner.

Align the corners and the edges and makeyour crease, and then unfold.

Now we're going to turn the paper over.

And once it's turned over then we're going to fold in half horizontally.

So take this bottom edge and fold it up to the top edge.

Align the corners and the edges and makeyour crease, and then unfold.

Now we're going to rotate the paper sothat the crease we just made is now held vertically.

And then we're going to dothe same exact thing.

So we're going to take this bottom edgeand fold it up to the top edge just like we did before.

So again, align the corners and the edges.

Then make your crease, and this time we're not going to unfold.

Instead we're simply going to turn themodel over, and we're going to collapse along existing creases.

So we're simply going to pick up themodel from both sides.

And we're going to push the left and right sides in towardsone another just to collapse along the existing creases.

And as you're doingthis, you'll notice that the model does not lie flat.

So I like to look at themodel from the top, and now you'll notice that there are fourseparate flaps.

And what you want to do is push two of those flaps over to theleft, just like this, and push the remaining two flaps over to the right.

And once the flaps are evenly distributed, then you can turn the modelback on its side.

You'll see that it's shaped like a square, and then we simplywant to flatten it out along existing creases.

And once you have this, this iswhat's known as a Preliminary Base.

Now we're going to fold over this bottomright edge and align it with this vertical crease in the center of themodel.

And we're going to do that by first pulling over this right edge.

Andas you're doing this, you want to make sure that your only pulling over the toplayer.

And from here you want to start at the bottom of the model and you're goingto work your way up aligning these edges with the verticalcrease.

So just align the edges with the crease, just like this.

And once the edgesare completely aligned, then you can make your crease.

And now we're going to dothe same thing on the left.

So we're going to take this bottom leftedge and again align it with the vertical crease in the center of themodel.

So we're going to start by pulling overthe left side of the model, just like this.

Again, you want to make sure you'reonly grabbing the top layer.

And then again we're going to start at the bottomof the model and work our way up aligning the edges with that crease, justlike this.

And once the edges are completely aligned, then you can makeyour crease and then the model should look like this.

And now we're going to turn the modelover and we're going to do the same exact thing.

And again we're going to start with thisbottom right edge here and we're going to align it with the vertical crease inthe center of the model.

So we're going to start by pulling overthe right side of the model, and this time there should only be one layer tograb.

And what we're going to do is again start at the bottom of the model andwork our way up, aligning the edge with that crease, justlike this.

And once the edges are completely aligned, then you can makeyour crease.

And the model should look like this.

And now we're going to do the same thingone last time on the left.

So we're going to take this bottom left edge here andagain align it with the vertical crease in the center of the model.

So start by pulling over the top layerof paper on the left side of the model, and again we want to start at the bottomand work our way up until the entire edge is aligned with that crease, justlike this.

Then you can make your crease.

And once you've done that four times,then your model should look like this.

Now we're going to unfold these twoflaps that we just folded in, so just pull them out to either side, justlike this.

Then we're going to turn the model overand do the same exact thing.

So we're going to unfold these two flaps here, just likewe did on the other side, and then your model should look like this.

Now we're going to make a new horizontalcrease that connects these two creases here.

And we're going to do that bypulling down this top corner.

And as you're doing this, you want to make surethat the vertical creases on all layers align.

And once this top edge reaches thetwo creases that i mentioned before, then you can make your crease.

Try to make asharp crease because you're folding through a lot of layers.

And then themodel should look like this.

And once you have this, then you canunfold.

Now we're going to do what's called a petal fold.

So in order to do that we're first goingto hold down this top triangle of paper here.

So we're simply going to hold themodel down flat, just like this.

And then we want to take this very top layer ofpaper and pull it back along this horizontal crease that we just made.

So we're going to do that by lifting upthis top layer.

Again make sure you only have a single layer of paper, and thenwhat we're going to do is simply pull it back along the horizontal crease that Imentioned before.

We're just going to pull it back like this, just about as faras it will go, and then you'll start to see that the model will not lie flat.

So in order to make the model lie flat,we're simply going to collapse along existing creases.

So we're going to start with the rightside of the model here, and what we want to do is take this right edge and we'regoing to push it in towards the center of the model so that it aligns with thisvertical crease here.

We're going to do that by first pushing over the rightside of the model, and as you're doing this, you'll start to see that the paperwants to collapse along existing creases.

So we're going to start at the bottom ofthe model and work our way up, flattening out the paper along those existingcreases.

So just work your way up to the top ofthe model, just like this, until the right side of the model lies flat.

And thenwe're going to do the same thing on the left.

So we're going to take this left edgehere, and we're going to push it in towards the center of the model so it alignswith the center vertical crease.

So once again, push this left edge over to theright, just like we did on the other side.

And again you'll see that the paperwants to collapse along existing creases.

And we're going to start at the bottomand work our way up, collapsing along existing creases until the entire leftside of the model lies flat, just like this.

And once you've done that on both sides,this is a completed petal fold.

And once you have this, then we're going to turnthe model over and do the same exact thing.

And we're going to start byreinforcing this horizontal crease here.

So we're going to do that folding down this triangle as far aswell go.

So we're simply going to pull it down like this, then we're going toreinforce that crease all the way across, and then you can unfold.

So once again we're going to start bylifting up this very top layer of paper, and we're going to pull it back alongthe horizontal crease.

We're going to pull it back, just likethis, almost as far as it'll go.

So again we're going to start with theright side, and what we're going to do is take this right edge and fold it intowards the center of the model so that it aligns with that vertical crease.

We're going to push it in like this, andagain you'll see that the model want to collapse along existing creases.

So you can start at the bottom of themodel and work your way up until the entire right side of the model lies flat,just like this.

And once you have this, then we're going to do the same thingone last time on the left.

So we're simply going to push in theleft side of the model just like we did before, and then we're going to start atthe bottom and work our way up collapsing along existing creases.

So just flatten out the model alongthose creases, and once you have that, the entire model should lie flat.

And this iswhat's known as the Bird Base.

Now you'll notice that there are twolayers of paper on each side of the model.

And it's important to make surethat the layers on the bottom of the model are separated like this.

So what we're going to do from here istake the top layer on the right side of the model, and we're going to fold itover to the left along this vertical crease here.

So you want to make sure that you'regrabbing the very top layer, and you're simply going to fold it over to the left,just like this, along the existing crease.

And now you want to reinforce thecreases that you already made.

So just flatten out the model, just likethis.

And now you'll notice that there's three layers of paper on the left sideand there's only one layer of paper on the right side.

So in order to evenly distribute thelayers, we're simply going to turn the model over and do the same exact thing.

So we're going to take the top layer ofpaper on the right side of the model and we're going to fold it over to the leftjust like we did before.

So again make sure you're only grabbingthe very top layer of paper, and we're going to fold it over to the left justlike we did before.

Again, flatten out the existing creasesjust like this, and then your model should look like this.

Now we're going to focus on these twoseparated layers on the top of the model here.

And we're going to grab each sideof this layer on the right, and we're going to pull it over to the right justlike this.

You can pull this flap up or down as far as you'd like, but I usuallylike to keep these two edges aligned.

So once you have something like this,then we're simply going to grab both sides of the model and flatten it out, just like this.

And once you have this, then we're goingto flip the paper over and we're going to do the same exact thing.

And once again we're going to take thisflap on the right side of the model, and we're going to pull it down just like wedid on the other side.

Again you can pull it up or down as far as you'd like, but ilike to keep these two edges aligned.

So once you have something like this,then we're going to flatten out the layers from both sides.

So simply pinchthe layers together, just like this.

Sometimes I find it easier to lift upthis big flap and make those creases underneath, just like this.

And you canfold it down, and once you've done that to both sides, your model should looklike this.

Now we're going to focus on this bigflap on the bottom of the model here.

And what we're going to do is simply fold itup as far as it'll go.

So just pull it up like this, and thenyou're going to make a crease all the way across just to flatten it out.

Andwhen your model looks something like this, then we're going to turn it over, andwe're going to do the same thing on the other side.

So once again we're going to take thebig flap on the bottom of the model here, and we're going to fold it up as far asit will go.

So just pull it up like this, just like you did on the other side, andthen we're going to crease all the way across, just to flatten out that layer.

And once you've done that to both sides the model should look like this.

And now we're going to create the bird'shead by doing a reverse fold.

And what we're going to do first is separate thetwo layers on this flap of paper here.

So I find the easiest to put your finger inbetween the two layers, just like this, and then in order to make the head, you're going to push down on the top ofthat flap, just like this.

And you're going to push it down about a third ofthe way from the top.

Now if you look at the model from theside we're simply going to pinch those layers together.

And if you lay the modeldown flat, then we're simply going to flatten out the head along the existingcreases.

So simply flatten out the model justlike this, and then you've created your reverse fold.

Now you've finished all thefolding that you'll need for this model, but before you try to make the bird flapits wings, I suggest curling the wings a bit, just to avoid ripping the paper.

AndI find the easiest to grab the top of the bird's wing and pull it over to theright towards a bird's head, just like this.

And you don't need to introduce anynew creases, you simply want to curve the wings just like this.

And once you've done that on one side,then you want to turn the model over and do the same exact thing here.

So you want to grab the wing from thetop and pull it over to the left towards the bird's head, just like this.

And onceyou have curved both of the wings, then you want to grab the bottom left cornerof the model underneath the head, just like this.

Then you want to grab the baseof the tail, and you're going to pull it over to the right justlike this.

And once you have this, then your Flapping Bird is complete.

I hope you've enjoyed this video tutorialon how to fold an Origami Flapping Bird.

Also be sure to check out the othervideos included in my Origami Basics Series.

Either click on one of the modelsbelow or check out my website at ez-origami.

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