Watch the Origami Bird Video below to make this gorgeous little sitting bird! It is a short-beaked bird: if you know your birds, it's kinda like a finch…
I like this one because many of the other simple origami birds - like cranes, flapping birds and swans - well, most people know about those! But this one is a little different, and so super cute! Imagine making a whole flock of them to perch on a branch! Its just gorgeous.
I like to make this design really small; it looks ultra cute!!
To have a look at the diagram instructions for this Origami Bird Video, click here.
This origami bird uses the white/plain side of the paper, so you can use 2-tone paper for a nice effect (as in the video) or make the body of the bird white and then it will have a patterned or coloured head.
Another creative idea is to use paper that has 2 different patterns on it, contrasting or complementary patterns can look very sweet with this little bird!
As I mentioned above, there are LOTS of other origami birds that you can make. For example, the twirling bird is a bit like a simplified plane that tumbles when you throw it, you can have a look at this design below...
Now, if you havent made a crane before.. you should give it a try! There are actually 2 different types, one is the true crane, and the other is slightly simpler which allows its wings to flap when you pull its tail:
If you've made any origami birds of any kind, please share them with the Origami Fun Community! We would love to see them! You can upload a photo and description here:
I would recommend having a look at this amazing modular origami bird that Joyce from Seminole has made - it is just beautiful!