How to Make an Origami Pelican

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This is a fairly simple design, but with an impressive result. Follow all the instructions, step-by-step, and you’re sure to be pleased with the results.

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

Next, you will fold the corner to meat in the center at the crease you’ve already made.

Repeat on the right side.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

Now flip your paper over and fold the bottom corner all the way up to the top corner.

Step 5:

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:

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.