Learn how to fold a beautiful origami bird designed by Simon Andersen. These ‘mandarin’ or seagull birds can sit around or hang about as decorations all year round.

There are a few different ways to fold the wings, if done more simply, the bird looks more like a seagull.
I modified the wings a little to be more layered. I start by making the simpler winged version first.

These little origami birds will make lovely Christmas tree decorations. They can be perched or hung up with a ribbon.
If hung, you may want to weigh down the front end of the bird (shown at the end of the video).

Design: Simon Andersen (permission granted by Hans Dybkjær) More info on this origami model
Level: ★★✮☆☆

You will need:

▸ 1 sheet of square paper

Paper size example: 15 x 15 cm
Final model size: 10 x 5 cm

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