Easy Origami Duck Instructions

QUACK QUACK! With these easy origami duck instructions Learn how to fold a flock in no time! Just be careful not to throw them in the tub–origami ducks aren’t the best swimmers.

Follow our simple picture-guided steps to make one of your own. Be careful not to throw them in the bathtub, these paper duckies will sink!

Be sure to download our free printable PDF of the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


Step 1: Start with a square sheet of paper, and turn it so that it looks like a diamond. (The side facing away from you will become the color for the body.)

Step 2: Diagonally fold the side corners together, making a crease along the full length of the paper from top to bottom.

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Step 3: Fold each side forward (valley fold) so that the creases meet at bottom corner and the bottom sides of the diamond touch each other along the vertical fold made in Step 2. (See the picture in Step 4 for reference.) Once completed you have mad a kite base, which can be used for many other origami diagrams.
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Step 4: Repeat 3, but this time the creases should meet at the top corner.
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Step 5: Turn the model over so that the front of the model is facing away from you and fold in half.
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Step 6: On the side of the model that includes the folds from Step 4 (the left side in the image below), make an inside reverse fold following the purple line as a guide. It doesn’t need to be exact.

(The following image shows you how to do an inside reverse fold step by step.)


Step 7: Make an inside reverse fold on the other side of the model, again using the image below as a reference. You have just created the duck’s neck.origami duck

Step 8: Form the head and beak by making an inside reverse fold at the tip of the neck folded in Step 7.
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Step 9: Turn the model so that the bottom of the bird is facing you.
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Step 10: Inserting your thumb and index finger into the two flaps formed near the tail, gently open up the flaps and press down over your fingers with your other hand. Doing this step allows your origami duck to stand on its own without support.origami duck

Easy Origami Duck Completed
easy origami duckYour Easy Origami Duck is now complete!

For a free printable PDF of this page, click here: Easy Origami Duck Instructions

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