If you are an origami craft lover then I must tell you that you will love making an origami dragon that flaps. It’s super simple and easy to make it and you will be amazed seeing once it is done.
I made this origami dragon and I was like wow so I decided to share with all of you therefore in this article I will share the same method which I have used and will teach you how to make an origami dragon that flaps.
I am going to keep this flappy dragon into my craft animal kingdoms, I am so excited to start making it.
How to Make an Origami Dragon that Flaps?
If you feel that making an origami dragon will be tough for you then stop worrying, I am right here to guide you with the easiest way to make it.
To Make Flappy Dragon You Need One Origami Sheet
|1. Origami paper – Any Colour
Make sure you are using good quality of origami paper and most importantly it should be equal from all sides.
Let’s Learn from The Instructions Given Below
If you are a beginner also not to worry, just follow the steps carefully and try to use large size paper since that will make your craft easier. If you would like to make an origami crane then have a look at it.
I have also created a video on how to make an origami dragon that flaps.
Let’s Bring the Origami Sheet to the Table
Use any colour of origami paper but make sure it is about 30 cm x 30 cm. Now you have a paper in your hand so first of all fold it diagonally and make sure you are putting proper crease using finger pressure on it.
Note: In origami craft, crease plays an important role, so make a proper crease for every fold.
Let’s Make Another Diagonal Fold
As above fold the paper diagonally from the other side then open the fold and you can see a cross-crease.
Fold the Paper Into Equal Half
Now fold the paper equal half from both sides one by one and make a proper crease on it.
Create a Diamond Fold
This fold you might feel a little tricky but don’t worry and make it with patience you will get it for sure. Just hold the sides as shown in the image and insert it slowly inward, that’s it your paper diamond is ready.
Fold the SIdes
Now fold the sides till the center line as shown in the image.
Fold the Paper from the Bottom Inward
Here you can see a bottom part so that alone you have to fold it inward as you can see I am folding.
Open the Folding
Let’s open the folding and then fold it again according to the crease. Fold sides till the centerline as you can see in the image below and then flatten it with good finger pressure.
Flip the Paper and Open the Folding
Here you have flipped the paper and similarly like above folding you have to follow the same. Once your folding is done you can see a long fold as shown in the image below.
Let’s Learn Making Beak Fold
Here you can see the fold can be separated easily so take one part of the fold and bend it downwards. Now insert it inward using finger pressure lightly it’s very simple to do it.
Time to Create Tail Fold
As you have folded above similarly you have to create again, see once folding is done how it looks.
Here Fold the Edge to Create a Beak
Now hold the edge of the fold first. and then slowly fold it inwards use your finger pressure lightly while folding it to make a proper beak, and then fold the same upward and flatten it slowly.
Note: If you want to highlight the beak then use a black coloured sketch pen and highlight it a bit.
Fold the Other Side Edge to Create a Tail
Hold the edge and fold it inward and then point it.
Flip the Paper to Create the Neck
Now hold the beak side paper and flip it and you can see a center part. Fold both sides till the center and flatten it well.
I am sure you will wondering thinking how about the beak then, if you see the image carefully you will notice that without disturbing the beak I am creating the neck in so same way as fold it.
Creating a Box at The Center
First of all, bring both wings down parallel to each other, and then you can see a small part is pooing out. To start with it, fold it flip-flap way and you can see the crease accordingly.
Then hold the dragon and open this fold slowly by pulling it, just hold the neck and tail and slowly pull it.
Fold the Square Box Inside
Now you have to make a border around the box and then join it.
Let’s Make Wings that Flaps
Fold the wings from the top till the end similarly do it for the other side along with proper crease.
Open the Wings Slowly
Now open the wings slowly and at the corner of the wings fold it slight.
Flappy Dragon is Ready
So here your own dragon is ready that actually flaps. Now hold the neck and tail and slowly so you can see how nicely it flaps. Similarly, you can also try making an origami flapping bird. I am sure you will love it.
If you’re active on Instagram and YouTube then you can also learn from my videos. I’ve also created a sample number of beautiful different craft videos, on my Instagram account and YouTube channel. Therefore, you can watch the video and learn instantly.
Now, what do you think about making this flappy dragon? Go and try making it and share with me your feedback and comments below. I would love to hear from you.