Origami Flamingo

1. Start with a square piece of paper, coloured side up. Fold the top corner of the paper down to the bottom corner. Crease & open again. Then fold the paper in half sideways.

2. Turn the paper over to the white side. Fold the paper in half, crease well & open, then fold again in the other direction

3. Using the creases you have made, Bring the top three corners of the model down to the bottom corner. Flatten model

4. Fold top triangular flaps into
the centre and unfold

5. Fold top of model downwards, crease well and unfold

6. Open the uppermost layer of the model, bringing it upwards and pressing the sides of the model inwards at the same time. Flatten down, creasing well.

7. Turn model over and repeat Steps 4-6 on the other side.

8. Fold outer edges into the centre. 

9. Turn over and repeat step 8
on other side. 

10. Fold one side in to the centre line (the top layer only)

11. Mountain-fold the
back layer backwards
along crease shown.

12. Fold left side upwards along
crease shown.
Crease well and

13. Inside reverse fold along the crease just made.

14. Fold this crease as shown,
open out and then outside
reverse fold.

15. Fold down head, crease and
unfold, then outside reverse fold.

16. Fold down front wing along crease shown, and repeat on the back.

17. Fold down point at top in line with wings, and tuck in behind back wing.

18. Optional step: Flamingos have beaks that point downwards, so if you like you can fold the tip of the beak to make him look more realistic!