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Origami Swan

The origami swan is simple to make and just as elegant. 


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You can watch our origami swan video instructions, and/or check out our step-by-step photos below.

Start with a square of white paper. Fold the paper along one diagonal, then unfold it.

Origami Swan

square of white paper      

folded square of paper     

unfolded paper square


Now fold the lower edges of the square into the centerline as shown.  This is your kite base.  Flip the kite base over.

kite base       


Next make a double fold as shown.  Repeat on the other side.

double fold       


Fold the point of the piece upwards.  Then fold the head of the swan downwards.  Next, fold the swan in half as shown.


swan head folded down  


Pull the neck of the swan away from the body, and unfold the head and body.

completed origami swan


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