Origami Dove


origami dove
Learn how to make an origami dove. This paper bird is fairly easy to make and it only takes 10 steps. It looks great as a stand-alone project, or you can add it to a collage or composite piece. Make one dove or make a flock!






origami dove
Step 1:
Fold and unfold the paper in half as shown.



origami dove
Step 2:
Fold the paper in half (left side on top of right side).



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Step 3:
Fold the top layer back towards the left: fold at about ⅓ of the distance from the folded edge.









origami dove

Step 4:
Fold the model in half (top to bottom).



origami dove

Step 5:
Fold the bottom section up. This will be the wing of the dove.


origami dove

Step 6:
Repeat behind: fold the bottom layer up and behind the model.


origami dove

Step 7:
To make dove's head, try the...


To do this: fold the left side down at an angle as shown. Unfold.


origami dove

Step 8:
Pry open the two layers of paper and push the tip of the paper down in between the layers of paper.



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Step 9:
Now we work on the tail (right side of model).

Fold the top of the tail down so it meets the raw edge of the wing (connect red dots). Unfold.


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Step 10:
Do the inside reverse fold on the tail: pry open the two layers of paper and push the tip of the paper down in between the layers of paper.



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Step 11:
You can leave it here and call it done. Or, you can fold the tail down one more time so the back of the tail is at the same angle as the back of the wing.


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Both versions look great.




This model is a traditional design which means that it has been around for so long that no one knows who created it. Some people call it an origami dove while others call it an origami bird. Either way,
may it bring you peace!