3D Origami Swan is one of the most elegant 3D origami models you can make. Modular origami swan Although you can do almost anything with enough triangular units, a4 origami swan the swan remains a favorite. To get started, make about 500 to 600 triangular units as shown here. Put it in a box or bowl. Don’t worry about the quantity, start folding and after a day or two you’ll have enough pieces to swan. These large birds also have enormous long necks that they bend backward while swimming. Some species are white while others can be black, off-white or black and white.
Instructions for 3D Origami Swan Body
Subtract 30 to 32 units from the ready-made pile of triangular units. These will be the 1st row. If you’ve purchased a set to make a swan, look for the exact number of units to use in each row here.
Place two of the row-1 units side by side.
Bring another unit from the pile of already made units. This 3rd unit will be for row-2. Insert the two row-1 units into the row-2 unit.
This is how it looks.
Bring one row-1-unit (from the group of 32 units) and one unit from the pile. Continue to use row-2-units to connect the row-1-units together.
This is how it looks.
Note that the units may look more like this: the end flaps tend to flare open.
Continue adding the row-1 units. After a while, the structure will start to curve around. When you have connected the 32 row-1 units, use one more unit from the pile to connect the structure into a ring. Last image shows how it looks like when row-1 and row-2 are complete.
Once row-2 is complete, add more units (from the pile) to make row 3.
Continue adding row-3 units until
you have gone around.
When adding units, be sure to insert the tabs from two different units into the pockets (slots) of one new unit. Staggering the units in this manner (like layering bricks) makes the final model more stable. Image on the left is incorrect because the new unit is added to one existing unit. Image on the right is correct because the new unit straddles two existing units.
Continue in this manner for rows 4 through 6, adding 32 units in each row.
This is how swan’s body looks when the structure is inverted.
Assemble row-7 as usual except, remove two units. Shown here, the units at “12 o’clock” and “6 o’clock” have been removed. Row-7 uses 30 units instead of 32.
Continue adding units for the subsequent rows.
In each row, remove two units so there are fewer and fewer units per row.
At the end, only one unit is needed to complete the row.
Instructions for Neck, Tail, and Base
The swan’s neck, tail, and base are made in a slightly different way. The units are inserted in a stacked manner (not staggered). Both tabs of one unit are inserted into the pockets of one unit. This gives a linear stack of units which can then be bent to give its desired shape.
is made by using 45 units. After the units are inserted into one another, bend it into a S shape or a ? shape. The neck piece is the most fragile and glue may be needed to help keep it in its desired shape.
are made by using 14 units (one of these) or 11 units (two of these). After the units are inserted into one another, bend them so they are curved.
which the swan sits upon is made of 40 units. Insert them, then bend the units into an O shape.
Assemble the swan by inserting the neck piece into the one missing unit at row 7. Insert the tail feathers at the opposite side of the swan’s body.
Glue is not needed for the body of the swan because the staggered assembly makes it secure. The neck, tail, and base may need a dab of glue.
How to make 3D Origami Swan
Paper swan origami is an activity that can improve hand skills for young children. Although it is generally an example in schools, they can make origami as a hobby for adults. Youtube origami swan instructions. Swans are the largest members of the duckweed family, and the largest species of swans is the wild swan. In their largest form, wing widths extend up to 3 meters. They can weigh up to 13 kilograms, but generally weigh around 6-7 kg.
How do you make a origami swan out of paper?
The swan is a large water bird belonging to the duckweed family. These birds are usually quite large with long curved necks. They share the same family with smaller ducks and geese but are more closely related to geese and ducks than they are. There are six different species of swans: mute swan, little swan, black swan, wild swan (trumpeter swan), black-necked swan, and whooper swan. Read on to learn about swans.