This delightful and easy-to-make origami cardinal, designed by Román Díaz, makes for a lovely gift as a Christmas ornament.
Cardinals are non-migratory birds identified by a bright and distinctive red appearance. They are found from south-eastern Canada all the way south to Mexico and Northern Guatemala. In the northern latitudes, Cardinals are easily spotted during the winter on snowy branches, and they have long been associated with the Christmas season.
Here is a video with instructions on how to fold the Cardinal. Made with permission from Román Díaz.
If you can’t see the video on this page, click here to see it on YouTube.
Diagrams for this cardinal were published in The Paper, the magazine of Origami USA (Issue 105 -Autumn 2010)