Sunday, January 07, 2007

Not Another Swan

“Not another swan!”, groused John Smith, some 30 years after founding the British Origami Society. “[A]fter all, how many new swans do we really need?…Are there yet more fine horses still waiting to be brought into being?”

Did someone say, “Horse”? Hmm…. No. Today we are making a Swan. Sorry, John.

This swan does not inflate, I regret to report. It does not shake its wings when you pull its tail. But it will FLOAT—for long enough, anyway, till you fold another one. And you can teach it to a child.

Instructions (quick version): Make a stretched bird base, double-rabbit-ear the neck, sink a tail, make a head, upend bottom & tail. Q.E.D.