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How to Create an Origami Flapping Bird

How to Create an Origami Flapping Bird

Author: Sally Murphy

Learn how to create an origami flapping bird using a step-by-step tutorial. Follow this exercise by watching a video featuring Robert Lang, an artist known for his work in merging origami and mathematics.

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Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Try your hand at creating a flapping bird (crane). You do not need special origami paper. Give it a try!

Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami