Chick and Egg

Chick and Egg

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

This Chick and Egg origami model is made with two sheets of paper. This is different compared to the Chick N Egg model which is made from a single sheet of paper. Both these models were created by Sarah Wooden and their diagrams were on her web site, Sarah’s Origami. However, that site no longer exist and I have not been able to contact her but hope that she permits me to make photo-instructions of the model.

For the egg, if you want it to be colored, then start with the colored-side of the paper facing up. For the chick, if you want the chick to be colored, then start with the white-side facing up.



Origami Chick and Egg: Instructions for the Egg


Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 1:

Start with a square sheet of paper positioned like a diamond (balanced on one of its corners).

Fold the top corner down so the paper is folded in half.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 2:

Fold both corners back up. The location of the fold can vary, but approximately 2/3 of the way up would work.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 3:

Fold down the topmost layer of paper and….

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

fold it up and behind.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 4:

Fold the left and right arms of the model up. The location of the fold can vary but try to get the general shape of an egg as shown below.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Unfold.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 5:

Re-fold these arms except make it an outside reverse fold.
To do this, pry open the layers of paper and fold the paper so it wraps around the crease made in step 4.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
In transition. Notice how the reverse fold causes the white part of the paper to be hidden.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
The Egg is done.

Instructions for the Chick

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 6:

Take another sheet of paper and fold it in half (top to bottom). Unfold.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 7:

Fold down the top-left edge of the paper so it meets with the horizontal crease made above.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Unfold.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 8:

Repeat on the right side of the model.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 9:

Make a rabbit ear fold. To do this, bring both the right and left edges towards the middle. This will cause an extra bit of paper to pop out.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 10:

Fold this extra bit of paper towards the right.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 11:

Fold up the bottom corner so it slides under the rabbit ear made in steps 7 – 10.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 12:

Make a mountain fold and fold the model in half (right side goes behind left side).

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 13:

To shape the neck of the chick, fold the left side of the model towards the right and at an angle.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 14:

Repeat behind.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 15:

Make two valley fold/unfold as shown. These will be used to make a crimp fold.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
Rotate the model so you are looking at it from the top of the chick’s head.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg

Step 16:

Make a crimp fold. First, fold the tip of the beak back so it is under the head of the chick.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
Second: fold the beak back out. Make sure that some of the paper is protruding beyond the fold made in step 16.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
Adjust the folds so the crimp is clean and crisp.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
Rotate the model so it is flat again.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
Place the chick inside the egg.

Easter origami origami Chick and Egg
Done.