Sunday, October 18th, 2009 - 10:20 PM

Printed Origami Bird

Today I made an origami bird for one of my children, and came up with the idea of printing a bird pattern on the paper prior to folding it, so it would look more realistic. Here’s the end result:
Printed Origami Bird

I’ve made a few. My kids really like them.

I made the pattern by marking up a folded bird, unfolding it, scanning it, then assembling pieces of various photographs. The wings are my least favorite part. I am pleased that the bottoms of the wings match up as well as they do, though.

Here’s the pattern:
Origami Bird Pattern

Maybe eventually I’ll put together folding instructions, as an exercise in photographic documentation. In the meantime, you can use the wikihow instructions, although they don’t include the little beak fold. I’m also considering refining the pattern further.

3 Comments to “Printed Origami Bird”

  1. Michael Lehenbauer Says:

    Hey, that’s really cool! Clever idea. 🙂

  2. Bryan Kingsford Says:

    Very cool!

  3. Valentina Says:

    cool you should try other birds like a actual crane LOVE THIS

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