Video Tutorial – “Chickadee”

A model design of Himanshu Agrawal..

Origami Model of a Chickadee designed by Himanshu Agrawal

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A charming bird designed by Himanshu Agrawal, this model can be used as a box or as a lantern. Himanshu was interviewed as a special guest Origamigos and this model, and a lovely nested hexagonal box, is available to you as a member.

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Tips and suggestions for making the Chickadee

  • Any thin and crisp paper is ideal to use for this bird. In the video, one bird is demonstrated using kami paper.
  • Use a piece of paper (solid color) that’s at least 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm.) when you make this model for the first time.
  • The finished bird shows both sides of the paper. It is best to use paper with a different color on each side.

Origami terms to note:

  • Pinch Mark: A tiny mark that is made by folding.
  • Precrease: Marking the paper by folding and unfolding. When we pre-crease, we are setting the stage for later steps in the folding process. Precreases are usually made when we begin a set of folds.
  • Pleat fold: A mountain and valley fold that together pleat a section of the paper.
  • Reverse a fold: to turn a fold from valley into a mountain or the other way around, mountain into a valley
  • Lock: When locking occurs, an area of the paper is fixed at a particular configuration so that it stays in place and cannot easily be unfolded.

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