Toilet Paper Bird

Toilet Paper Bird

toilet paper bird

Learn to make this elegant toilet paper bird. It is a little more complex compared to the classic Triangle fold which you see in hotels and cruise boats. But with just a little effort you can transform your ordinary toilet paper roll to something extraordinary!







Toilet Paper Bird

toilet paper origami

Step 1:

Pull about one “square” of TP away from the toilet paper roll.

Fold and unfold along the diagonal to get an “X” pattern.

toilet paper origami

Step 2:

Mountain fold (fold behind) the TP so the crease is at the middle of the “X”. Unfold.

toilet paper origami

Step 3:

Pinch along the left & right edges of the TP and coerce the toilet paper to collapse along the pre-made creases made in step 1 & 2.

toilet paper origami

Lift the bottom edge of the TP and press it flat along the contours of the toilet paper roll.

toilet paper origami

Step 4:

Roll the toilet paper back onto the roll a little so the triangle (called a waterbomb base) is in the middle of the toilet paper roll.

toilet paper origami

Step 5:

Perform a squash fold (this is a legitimate origami fold and does not mean to crumple up the toilet paper).

To do this, lift the right-flap of toilet paper up from the waterbomb triangle.

toilet paper origami

Center the flap and then press down to “squash” the paper into a kite shape.

toilet paper origami

Step 6:

Fold the right-half of the kite to the left-side.

toilet paper origami

Step 7:

Fold the top section in half as shown. This will be the tail of the bird.

toilet paper origami

Step 8:

Swivel two layers of toilet paper back towards the right.

toilet paper origami

Step 9:

Repeat the squash fold on the left-side of the TP roll. Intermediate steps not shown, but you will end up with a kite shape.

toilet paper origami

Step 10:

Fold the left-side of the kite towards the right-side.

toilet paper origami

Step 11:

As in step 7, fold the top section in half so it is more narrow. This will be the neck of the bird.

toilet paper origami

Step 12:

Swivel two layers of TP back to the left-side.

toilet paper origami

Step 13:

Perform a petal fold as shown in the next 3 images.

toilet paper origami
Fold the top edges of the paper towards the center.

toilet paper origami
The front section will buckle towards you.

toilet paper origami
Fold the front section down to complete the move.

toilet paper origami
Step 14:

Fold the small triangular flap up.

toilet paper origami
toilet paper origami
Step 15:

Perform an inside reverse fold to make the head of the bird.

toilet paper origami
toilet paper origami
Step 16:

Position the bird so it is nicely centered on the toilet paper roll.

toilet paper origami
toilet paper origami
Toilet Paper Bird is done!