Origami Peace Dove
best results fold on a table and make good strong creases.
piece of paper To make a square from a rectangle fold a short edge
over to align with a long edge forming a triangle cut along the edge
of the triangle unfold the triangle you will have a square and an
the paper so a corner with the crease is pointing towards you paper is
now the shape of a diamond.
the bottom corner point to the top corner point folding it in half. The paper takes the shape of a
triangle in half right side to left side. Unfold just that step.
is still in the shape of a triangle.
Fold both top points of the triangle straight down 2/3rds OVER the
bottom edge. You might want to
turn the paper over to make certain the center crease lines match. Turn the paper back over to the
original side. Your paper looks
like one large upside down triangle with two small triangles one on each
side. I hope you are still with me
the position of the paper is with the top triangle pointing towards you.
the top folded edge. And, once
again, notice the two small triangles on each side. Bring the tip of the triangle thats
pointing towards you and only the TOP flap bring it beyond the folded
edge. Make the crease in the
middle of the small side triangles.
When this step is completed you should have a diamond shape in
the center of the paper with a small triangle on either side of the
diamond shape. The top of the
diamond shape overlaps the edge behind it and the bottom of the diamond
shape overlaps behind an edge they should both overlap equally.
the paper in half bringing the right side over to meet the left side. After completing this fold your paper
looks like a t-square. Lets
examine the shape of the paper. There are two narrow horizontal flaps
pointing to the left they will be the wings. The right side has a long vertical edge with a top point and
a bottom point and each are corners of a triangle. The top triangle point will become the
head and beak.
make the head and beak, place your thumb inside the flap the points
groove... and place your forefinger of the same hand on the top the
outside of the paper. Pull the
point down not all the way just halfway. Complete the head and beak by pressing the paper flat. The beak should be poking out. The beak faces to the wings.
make the wings Rotate the paper so the wings are pointing straight down
towards you and the head and beak are pointing to the left. Fold the top wing 2/3rds up OVER the
back of the bird. Repeat this step
on the other side. By bringing the
wings up, the dove is ready to fly and bring peace. This is the completed dove.