Origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding paper to create a masterpiece. We used our disposable placemats to create these origami swans that can be used as a decorative feature hung up or as a 3D decoration to a gift.
Here is how you can fold your own origami swan.
You start out with a square piece of paper and fold it along one diagonal, Then unfold it.
Fold the square diagonally in half and open. Repeat this again on the other side so that when you open up your square there is a cross in the middle of the square. Fold the paper in half and open. Take the one corner and bring it towards the other thus creating a kite shape Repeat on the other side. Fold the sides into the centre. Fold the top triangle down. Keeping the top triangle (above down). Open the sides you have folded into the centre to create two long triangles. Repeat the above steps on the back. You will land up with a shape below. Fold the outer corners to the centre. Fold the outer edges up – these will become the wings. Repeat on the other side. Lift the head and tail up and turn the wings up.
If you are still struggling – have a look here.