Step 1: Cut out the patterned square designed by Madelyn Wood. 

Step 2: Fold in half along the square’s diagonals with the pattern side face up.

Step 3: Flip the paper over (this should be the side without the pattern), then fold the paper in half both ways.

Step 4: Allowing the paper to naturally fold along the creases you just made, bring the top corner down to meet the bottom.  The sides should fold in so that all four corners meet at the bottom. Flatten the paper.

Step 5: Take the bottom two edges and fold them to the center line, and then unfold them.

Step 6: Fold the top of the model downwards to create a line that meets the top of the previous two folds. They will form a triangle in the middle of the model. Unfold the top.

Step 7: Take the top flap of paper, gently pull it upwards, folding along the crease you just made. Push in the sides so that they meet in the middle to create a diamond shape

Step 8: Flip the model over and repeat step 5-7 on the other side.

Step 9: Take the top layer, and fold each side so that the outside bottom edges meet in the middle. Flip model over and repeat. 

Step 10: Fold the legs up and then unfold.

Step 11: Slightly opening up the side of the model, pull the bottom piece up between the two flaps, while flipping it inside out. Repeat on the other side.

Step 12: Pull the wings down and out to create the wings, and fold one side down to create the head.  Tada!

Directions adapted from Home Aesthetics


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