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Origami Swan


Origami Swan instructions and tutorial

The swan is one of the most traditional origami models. It is a simple but very elegant origami model.

Origami Swan video instructions

To make a swan in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Swan

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a swan (photo diagram and/or video).

Swan - step 1

1. Start with a square sheet of paper.

Swan - step 2

2. If one side is colored, put it on the bottom. Turn the sheet of paper.

Swan - step 3

3. Fold along the vertical diagonal.

Swan - step 4

4. Unfold the fold you just made.

Swan - step 5

5. Fold the bottom right side towards the center.

Swan - step 6

6. Fold the bottom left side towards the center.

Swan - step 7

7. Turn the model to the other side.

Swan - step 8

8. Fold the bottom right side towards the center.

Swan - step 9

9. Fold the bottom left side towards the center.

Swan - step 10

10. Fold the bottom tip towards the top of the model.

Swan - step 11

11. Fold back the top of the tip to form the head.

Swan - step 12

12. Fold the model in two.

Swan - step 13

13. Lift the neck of the swan and mark the fold.

Swan - step 14

14. Lift the head of the swan and mark the fold.

Swan - step 15

15. Your swan is complete!

Swan - step 16

16. And ready to go swimming!

Once you have folded your first origami swan, try to fold it with a smaller sheet of paper, to create baby swans. You can then arrange the mother swan with its little swans.

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Examples of origami swans

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