Instructions to fold an origami turkey using paper. This is a simple model which kids can do as a Thanksgiving day project. Many such turkeys can be made in different colors and strung like a banner – easy Thanksgiving decor!
How to fold an Origami Turkey:
Start with a square sheet of paper. I have used origami paper with both sides colored. If you are using origami paper with one side colored, start with colored side down.
Fold it in half along one diagonal. Make a crease and unfold.
Fold inwards to meet the center crease as shown.
Insert the flap behind the top folds.
Along the lines shown, fold the two corners.
… like this.
Make creases and unfold.
Open up along the creases and make squash folds.
Lift up the bottom part of the squash folds and press.
Fold inwards in half.
Make a fold as shown – press to make crease and unfold.
Along the crease made in step 14, make an outward fold.
Completed paper turkey model.