This origami step by step tutorial shows you how to make your own origami bird – more specifically a pelican.
Start with a square piece of paper and place it diagonally on the table. Fold the far left tip to the right, to form a sideways triangular shape.
Then unfold it back to its original square shape.
Next, you will fold the corner to meet in the center at the crease you’ve already made.
Repeat on the right side.
Next, you’re going to fold the outside corners to the center again. Do this on both the right and left side, so it looks like this.
Now flip your paper over and fold the bottom corner all the way up to the top corner.
Now turn your paper to the side and fold the bottom to meet evenly with the top.
It will look like this once the fold is complete:
If you open up the top fold, you’ll see a long triangular fold inside, pull that up, as shown below. This will form the pelican’s neck and head. Press down to make a very good crease, as with all your other folds.
Next, fold the tip over, to form the pelican’s head and beak.
At the back of your model, now fold each of the wings down, as you can see below:
Then position the model, so it stands up and your pelican is complete.