Happy Sunday! This pic was taken in Hawaii during a conference Mr P attended. Quite peaceful, although a storm was brewing...
Today I have the finished tutorial as promised :) It's a lovely simple project that was enjoyed by my kids and their friends and was a lifesaver when they were bored and restless if we were waiting somewhere and the minutes felt like hours...
You can make it from any paper really, it just has to be a square.
Step 2. Fold the bottom left hand corner up to the top right, then unfold, fold the bottom right hand corner up to the top left hand corner, unfold, then the paper right side to left side, bottom to top, in other words, at the end of all the folding, you will have a piece of paper that will look like that in the next pic.
Step 3. Rotate the paper so that it looks like the pic above.
Step 4. Now carefully manoeuvre the two outside points towards the middle, as shown. You may need to "help" the folding of the creases on the sides inwards.
Step 5. Holding the points as shown, gently bring your hand down to the table, and the whole thing will flatten itself.
Step 6. This is where you should be at :)
Step 7. All the points match up and you are ready for the next step!
Step 8. Lifting the top edge you are now going to fold the paper as shown above. The outer edges will fold in towards the inner folds. This is a bit tricky, but do it slowly, one fold at at time. Your paper should look like the next pic.
Step 9. WIP! Fold the other side now.
Step 10. Your birdie should look like this now. Both sides have been folded inwards. You can still see the under section needs to be folded. The bit that I am holding is the flap that will from the wing of the bird.
Step 11. Turn the paper over and repeat the same process.
Step 13. Lifting the flap to start folding the edges inward.
Step 14. Your paper should look like this.