How To Make An Origami Peacock

How To Make An Origami Peacock

Today we will explore the fasinating ancient art of Origami. We take you through some simple steps to get you strarted on your first piece.

Fold your note across on the diagonal

Fold the other side to match

Fold the note down lengthways onto the point where folds one and two crossed

Push sides in and fold back to create a pointed end

Fold one triangle to one side, pick out and squash flat

Pick up the point making sure the flaps come in at the same time

Fold the point down and then in half

Then repeat steps 4,5,6 and 7 with the other triangle. Push sides in and fold back to create a pointed end, Fold one triangle to one side, pick out and squash flat, Fold the point down and then in half

Fold the points in half again making sure they are stiff and hard

Fold the main body of the note in to match the smaller triangle

Fold the entire model in half, you should now be able to see the two legs of the peacock, the head and the tail

Do a reverse fold on the tail by folding it back on itself

Open out the tail and fold it back up again

On one side to reveal half of the tail

Open out the tail and fold it back up again with small folds – you should continue these steps until run out of paper and a nice pleated tail has been completed

make a reverse fold on the head of the peacock and raise it up

Finally make one last reverse fold to create its beak