Summer time is the most boring period for kids. Their school is off and because of the heat; they cannot go outside to play, especially in the afternoon. We all know that ‘empty mind is a devil’s workshop’. You cannot even begin to imagine what kind of mischief kids can get into; if they are allowed for remain free for a long period of time. If you want to avoid that, you need to make sure that the kids are busy during this time. Otherwise, you will have to bear the consequences of their naughty acts. One of the best ways of keeping the children occupied in their free time is by teaching them interesting crafts. Keeping this in mind, we have written this article, which provides easy instructions on making origami swan. Just follow the steps given below and watch your kids doing something fruitful in their idle time.
How to Make an Origami Swan
- Origami Paper
- Pair of Scissors
- Cut out a square piece from the origami paper, the size depending upon how big you want the swan to be.
- Place the paper on a table, with the colored side facing down. Hold the top-left corner of the paper and fold it in such a way that it meets the bottom-right corner.
- Make a firm crease at the point where the paper has just folded. Now, unfold the paper and return it back to the original position.
- Bring the left edge of the paper into the center of the square and make a firm crease at the point where the paper has folded.
- Repeat the above step with the right edge of the paper.
- Turn over the paper and repeat the above two steps with this side. Now, the paper should resemble an elongated diamond.
- Hold the bottom point of the diamond and fold it from the center, in such a way that it meets the top point. Crease. The folded portion will make the head and neck of the swan.
- For making the swan’s head, fold the top area of the portion folded in the previous step. Make sure you fold only ¼ of the section, so that the head remains smaller than the neck.
- Now, fold the entire piece of paper into half underneath itself, along the central line made in the third step.
- Flatten the paper.
- Gently pull the swan's neck and head and bring them into an upright position.
- The origami swan is ready. Now, let your kids play with it and pass the rest of their free time.
- If the kids are too small, it is advisable not to let them handle the cutting work. You should carry out the steps that involve the use of scissors and let them do only the folding work.
- Make sure that the kids are gentle while pulling the swan's neck and head. Otherwise, they might end up tearing the paper.