This is an easy but stunningly effective tutorial so kids and adults can fold their very own Mockingjay bird from The Hunger Games and present it as it is or stick it to the front of a handmade greetings card. There are no tricky folds, it's just a case of following each step.
Origami Mockingjays look stunning folded from Gold Origami Paper Foils which makes them look just like the pin Katniss wears. And you can even make a tiny arrow from a cocktail stick which can be glued to the bird's beak.
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I'm glad you found it easy to follow because origami can be quite hard to show well in photos. Glad if I helped to spark off a new idea :)
Yes, the steps are easy to follow and I now have a new idea for flat unit origami and TBF rosettes. Very useful page for the paper folder.
I'm waiting for the DVD which is out soon, Katie. Looking forward to watching it as I really enjoyed the book. Glad you recommend it. Thanks for stopping by :)
I finally saw the movie just last night. Loved it, I recommend the hunger games movie as a must see, it's on pay per view now. :)K
As usual, Kinworm, you've presented us with a beautiful project and given great, easy-to-follow directions. This bird is quite stunning!
Thank you @Mladen and @brl I was hoping that Hunger Games fans would enjoy this tutorial. I was inspired to make the origami after reading the book.
I love origami, and I enjoyed the movie! I relax by doing origami at my home. I am just amazed by the imagination and creativity of those people who bring us these paper sculptures!
Great guide to hunger games mockingjay origami!
Yes it is calming, Samsara. I've always enjoyed paper crafts and especially ones that involve cutting or folding paper. It is quite relaxing though not when you're attempting to fold something very tricky - I can get quite stressed with difficult origami pieces!
Origami is a fantastic craft for children to learn, Katie. For a start, it can be challenging so it occupies and engages the brain as well as hands. I bet they can fold smaller origami pieces than I can :)
My girls are long time fans and origami creators, they learned in the world cultures and foreign school. They are going to love the Hunger Games Mockingjay bird. They love challenging themselves starting out with this size and then working their way down to see how small they can make them. They go very small, its amazing.