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Simple origami for kids – how to make a paper bird

We have just discovered a small nest in our hedge. We have spotted a little bird bringing in some dry grass to build his nest. My daughter was so excited; she could not stop thinking of the little birds we may hear around soon. She was wondering if the nest was already finished or not and if there were already some eggs in there. The nest was too high up for us to check that and we didn’t dare to climb higher to see what’s inside, not to scare the little bird. Let’s wait and see! Now you know, why we did this origami bird:)Simple origami for kids - how to make a paper bird tutorial

What you need

  • 1 piece of paper
  • scissors and colored pencils (optional)

 

How to make it

Step1 I have used a ready-to-use paper sheet, as I did for the origami penguin, but you can start with a blank piece of paper and let your kids draw on it first. You may want to help out and prepare a pattern, similar to the one I have used, so the folding is easier for kids. The grey lines are important as they indicate where the paper should be folded. First step, you bring both extreme ends of the paper into the middle, following the lines.

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Step2 Then, flip over the paper and fold the upper triangle. Flip the paper over again and fold the extreme corners, bringing them to the center.

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Step3 You need to open each corner from the inside and fold it flat. Then fold the corners up.

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Step4 Fold in half the whole model. Now you can see your bird appearing:) Fold the bird’s tail twice to make it more visible.

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Step5 Fold the peck, following the lines of the blue triangle, then open it and fold inside.

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Step6 Adjust the position of the legs, if needed, so the bird can stand. Enjoy!
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Simple origami for kids - how to make a paper bird

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