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How to Make Origami Page 2

This is part 2 of the how to make an origami swan. If you have come to this page directly from a search engine or a link you can start the tutorial here: How to make origami Part 1


Step 8

This is where we left off on the previous page.









Step 9

This picture shows how you will do the next fold. I have drawn a black line where the fold will be. The arrow shows that you take the right side of the fold line and fold it underneath.








Step 10

This is what it looks like after you fold it.








Step 11

The arrow shows what to do in this step. Grab the bottom left corner (just grab the top layer) and pull it out toward the right and fold it all flat.







Step 12

This is what it looks like after the fold. This step can be a bit tricky. Just keep after it.







Step 13

The black line in this picture shows the line you will fold along. Grab the left side of this swan and fold it over to the right.







XStep 14

This shows what it looks like after completing the fold.








Step 15

This picture shows how you will do the next fold. The dashed lines are the fold lines. You bring each side of this into the center line. In effect you are making this triangle about half as thin as it was. This is the neck of the crane.






Step 16

This is what it looks like after being folded.








Step 17

This picture shows how you do the next fold. Grab the right side and fold it over onto the left side along the center line.







Step 18

This is what it looks like after the fold. What we have done here is made the neck of the swan even thinner.








NextOkay,We are going to do the most difficult fold, this is called a mountain fold; You are almost done! Continue


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