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Money Heist Origami Bird Tutorial

Anyone watching the Netflix megahit “Money Heist” has seen the Professor, the mastermind of the band of thieves, keep his cool as he makes phone calls to the police and constructs origami.

The show’s Spanish title is “La casa de papel,” literally meaning The House of Paper.

Origami, or paper-folding, is perhaps an analogy to the twists of the series plot that end up in surprising results.

The Japanese art of folding paper into different shapes, which originated in the sixth century when Buddhist monks brought paper to the Asian country, is now a common hobby around the world.

Being prominently featured in a major TV show will surely cement and grow this popularity.

Origami birds with wings are usually more complex than this, but this bird is very easy to fold. It only takes a few simple steps and the result is almost as awesome as the more complex ones. This bird can also pass for a pigeon or dove.

Let's Begin!

You'll need the following:

Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet. You can also use colorful Printable Origami Paper.

Step 1:

Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper

Step 2:

Fold the paper in half by folding the top corner to the bottom corner. You should have an upside down triangle.

Step 3:

Fold part of the top down so that the edge is about halfway down. Don't make this flap too thin because this will become the wings.

Step 4:

Turn the paper over.

Step 5:

Take the bottom corner of the top layer and fold it up like this.

Step 6:

Fold the figure in half by folding the left side over to the right.

Step 7:

Now fold that same flap back like this to make one of the wings.

Step 8:

Fold the other wing back also.

Step 9:

Push the center of the head in and flatten. This is called an inside reverse fold.

Step 10: Final Step

And tada! You have yourself a bird.

Now set it free! Just kidding. Don't throw it in the air. It will just fall down and you'll be disappointed.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

A link to the origami paper has been attached below. You can order the same through our website.

Origami Paper:

We hope that you're safe in these uncertain times & truly believe that this too shall pass.



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