Easter Origami Instructions: Hatching Chick (Peter Engel)

Easter Origami Instructions: Hatching Chick (Peter Engel)


In this video I am going to
show you how to fold a “Hatching Chick”
designed by Peter Engel Diagrams for the hatching chick are in Peter Engel’s book
“10-Fold Origami”. It’s a really beautiful book
with lots of models. This is one of the more advanced models,
I have to admit. As a quick warning:
not all of the models need just 10 steps as you will see in this video. But I think it’s quite fun, because he
divided them up into several substeps to still
reach that 10-fold limit. There are quite a few models
in the book that only require
up to 10 steps, and a lot of fun models. Let’s have a quick look. There’s for example a goose and it drops a golden egg. Another really fun one is the sunny side up with bacon,
presented on a plate. It’s a really fun book and it’s available on Amazon. Now let’s check how to fold
this hatching chick, which is hopefully a really nice
model especially for Easter. I recommend that you use paper
that has two colors. I’m going to use one that’s
golden yellow and white. White for the egg, and
golden yellow for the chick. I’m going to use slightly larger paper and I recommend you do that, too –
at least for your first fold. This smaller model was folded
from a 15cm square and then the length of the egg
is about 7.5cm and the height is about 5.5cm – although you can vary that a bit
because it’s just final shaping. In inches, a 6in square results in a 3in long egg
and it will be about 2 1/8in high. For your first try I recommend
you use larger paper For example, an 8in by 8in square you get an egg that is
4in long and 3in high. In cm, a 20cm square leads to
a 10cm long and 7.5cm high egg. Let’s get started. We’re going to start with
the white side up to fold a bird base
with the color hidden inside. If you know how to do this
feel free to skip over the next steps. If not, just follow me and bring point
to point to crease the diagonal. Try to work quite precisely, because then the finished model
will look that bit nicer. Unfold, rotate, and
crease the other diagonal. Unfold and flip over the paper. Now fold edge to edge
to crease horizontally. Unfold, rotate, and repeat. Unfold and now let’s prepare
some creases for the bird base. Take this edge and align it with
that diagonal crease. and crease up until you meet the
horizontal crease you just made. Repeat on the other side. Now rotate a bit, and repeat. You need to do this on each side. Now we can collapse the model. For this just fold along
the horizontal creases again – the first one,
and the second one. Leave the second one folded and push the model like this
to get a preliminary base. Now inside reverse fold these flaps by lifting one layer and then
pushing the paper in along the creases we last prepared. We did this precreasing to
get the folds very precise. Now fold this flap all the way up and make a strong crease along here. Then flip over and
do the same thing again. Fold in these sections along
the existing creases, then fold up and make a
strong crease right here. Then fold the flaps back down. Now we’re going to add
some creases in the top. Rotate the model and
take this edge and align it with the crease
we just created. You can take both layers
and then crease up until the crease that starts in this point.
You don’t need to crease all the way. Make a strong crease
using your thumbnail Unfold, and repeat on the other side. To make this crease strong
throughout all layers flip over the model and
again crease on each side. Now take one layer and fold over,
and fold down the flap to add that crease on this side, too. Flip over, and again
fold over one layer, and fold down to add this crease. Then unfold the model completely. Now we’re going to fold in
one of these edges. so that the crease you create
goes exactly through this point. Fold in, and either
try to catch that point or align this edge with these
two points right here. Either way should work fine. Then flip over, rotate
so the folded in section is in the top. Now fold in the edge
by the same distance. Now you can see that we have
a diagonal crease here, which does not go through
that layer. We’re going to add that crease now
to get nice precision. So fold along the existing crease and then extend along here. Ensure that
the paper does not drift while you fold. Now flatten in this section and
also extend the crease on this layer. Unfold and repeat
with the other diagonal. Then collapse the model
by moving this area going along this crease to get something that looks like this. Then flip over one layer in the front,
and one layer in the back. Now you can see you prepared these creases right here. We’re going to use those now. They’re a bit hidden right now. but you should be able to see them
shining through. We’re going to work with these creases. We’re going to take this layer and pull it down. There’s an extra layer here, so when you fold down,
a crease wants to go along there, which is what we want. Now you can see these creases inside. We want to go exactly along these. I pushed against them with my
fingers a bit to get them popping out. Now push this together
further and further up until you really push
the layers together. Now straighten out the paper. The creases end in exactly this point. So push in the creases up
until they reach that point. Then you’re almost done
with this step. There are extra layers here. Pull those out – go in with one finger, and push the
layer out to make it 3D. Do the same on the other side. Straighten out the paper
going along existing creases. Do the same on the other side. Then check that everything looks fine
in the center. You are forming a small bird-base. Same thing on the other side. Once that looks all fine flatten the model. So far you haven’t created
any new creases. In the top you need to add creases. One here, and one there. Now flip over and repeat the
same step on this small section. Take this layer,
pull it down, – here are the creases – push in the sides, and start flattening the model until it looks like this. Pull out this extra layer of paper. and flatten along existing creases. It should be quite simple,
because everything is precreased. Straighten out the paper. In the top it will look like this. This was the hardest step
in the model. We have a crease here,
and we’re going to take just one layer and fold along that crease –
you might have to change its direction. Flatten the other layer by aligning this crease with that edge, and squash fold. Be careful not to use this other
crease as a reference because then you would not sqash fold
the correct area. Inside reverse fold on the other side using existing creases. Let’s form the chick now. We’re going to concentrate
on this section. First take this one layer, and
align this point with that point. Crease, and unfold. Open both layers a bit, and fold in
along the crease you just created. Extend the creases on both sides,
and close up again. Now take the model, rotate, and add a crease goes through this point in a horizontal. This should not be too hard, because
there’s an existing crease there so the paper will automatically want
to go there. In the back, check that
the creases are aligned to get nice precision. Then rotate again. – I like folding away from myself,
so I rotate the model often. – Then take this flap and fold it up. so that you create a crease
that is in line with this edge. The edge you create will be in
line with the one underneath. Then unfold. We’ll add some precreasing now
to make the next step a bit easier. Make a slightly diagonal fold that runs along this edge. Fold up the paper as far as
it will naturally want to go. Crease, and unfold.
Repeat on the other side. Do not add creases on this
top, white layer. Crease by going inside that layer. Unfold. This is the second-trickiest
step in the model, but I’m sure you’ll manage fine. First, let’s start with a simple
inside reverse fold along the creases we just created. Open up the layer a bit,
and push the paper inside making that crease into a mountain fold, and collapse the paper. Then take this small flap
and fold it down. Then fold in along the precreasing
we did before. Check that you’re working
quite precisely in this area. Flatten down, make
this a strong crease. Also make an inside reverse fold here. Open the model up a bit, then take this layer
to open it up further, and then push in along this crease to make an inside reverse fold. I’ll zoom in on this section now. This is going to be the chick’s head, and we need to form it now. You’ve got a flap here and two points here. Pull them apart and look at the model from this angle. There’s a crease right here – make it pop up – then bring out these two points. There’s a crease here, and you want to fold in along it. Push down this point. Then align with the edge above,
going along an existing crease. You’ll see that this
small section may unfold. That’s exactly what you want. Then straighten out
to get nice, sharp points right here, and right there. Then start flattening this area. This is the result. I’ll zoom out again now. Now your model should
look like this. Fold each of these point inwards
along existing creases. Rotate and flatten the model completely. Let’s form the beak next. There are existing creases
right here. We’re going to fold back along them. Then fold back in a slight angle,
so that the creases start in this point and go out a bit.
One here, and one there. Now you have an opened beak. To secure this a bit in the back you can insert these pleats into that pocket. Then form the eye by
taking this top layer and folding it in. Fold to taste, there is
no real reference. I usually align it with the layer below. If you like, use that as a reference. Next, reverse fold this top section
going along existing creases. We only need to form the egg,
we’re almost done. First fold the chick to the other side. Fold it over As a reference, align this crease with the crease that runs
through the top point. In the top there’s a small overlap. Fold it behind. Next, take this edge and fold it to the same
reference crease as before. Take the edge,
fold it to the center line, There are quite a few layers here,
try to go through them neatly. Use your thumbnail
to make a strong crease. Align this point with that top point,
and crease. Unfold, and repeat
in the other direction. Then, take one layer
and fold along this crease. Open up, and then flatten
so that you create a crease that runs through this middle line. In other words,
fold along this existing crease and flatten to the top. There’s a flap here. You can leave it like this, or for a neater finish,
hide it inside the model. This can be a tricky,
but do give it a try. Open up the model a bit, there’s a pocket here. You want to get that flap
into this pocket. Once the flap is partially inside,
start pushing it in further. Tidy it out, and the model will be
nicely locked. On the other side we need
to form the other half of the egg. Take just one layer and fold it
down to that point. Crease. Unfold and
align the edge with the crease you just created. Crease, unfold and make a crease by
aligning this edge with the edge above. Make the
crease go exactly through this point. Crease. Then take the second layer and also crease along there. As before, fold along this crease using two layers this time. Then crease, so that the edge you crease
aligns with the center line. You can hide this flap inside again. This time it should be easier. Tuck the flap inside the pocket. Open up the model a bit in the back,
so that the flap fits in all the way, and flatten. Now round off the these point
by folding them in a bit. If you like, you can also sink them. A normal valley fold will do, though.
Round off the top. Then flip over the model. We also want to see the hatching chick. So we need to add another crease. It starts in this central point and then goes out in an angle. Then this parting opens up. Fold along this existing crease, then fold back starting
a crease in this point. I usually choose the angle that forms a line. Bring this edge in alignment
with that edge. Make a strong crease. You can adjust the opening
to make the chick visible. Then your model is all done. This is the egg – and the hatching chick. As I mentioned,
diagrams are in the book “10-Fold Origami” by Peter Engel If you enjoyed this model,
I’m sure you’d also enjoy this book. Other than that,
happy folding, and happy Easter!

71 thoughts on “Easter Origami Instructions: Hatching Chick (Peter Engel)

  1. How come I have a rating on this video, but no views? Who's a bit too exited about this video? πŸ™‚

  2. @waitingastar Oh, I wish! Then I'd have more than 50 ratings now, but I count 7. Who hasn't been rating? πŸ™‚
    [Cool stuff that I do have 7 ratings after less than an hour!]

  3. Wow.. that was more confusing than I thought.. Or maybe it's because it's already 1:33 AM… ^_^ Thanks Sara! I'll post what I did in the usual place tomorrow, I'm off to bed πŸ™‚ Happy Easter!

  4. @AdamsSara D= i rated twice today!!!! i was lost in the pocket tucking so i forgot to rate yesterday =[

    rate this video everyone >=O

  5. I've added captions (English subtitles) to this video now. Anyone interested in translating them to make the video more accessible to non-English speaking origami enthusiasts out there? Contact me if you want to help out. It'd be much appreciated!

  6. @AdamsSara I also translated the captions into German. If you find any typos, do let me know!

  7. Most Viewed (Today) – Howto & Style – Germany #68, Israel #23, Spain #83, Mexico #91, South Korea #45, Brazil #68, Hong Kong #70, Taiwan #98 – can we say this video went international? πŸ™‚
    [Plus two further honors in Germany: #63 Top Favourited this week in howto & style, #66 Top Rated this week in howto & style]

  8. @dievibal I used relatively standard "origami" paper, kami. It's white on one side and coloured on the other, and is slightly lighter (in simple terms: thinner) than office paper.

  9. @masterpolik Great to hear that the video was easy to follow. There are three tricky steps hidden in there, so good job! πŸ™‚

  10. @matthewmeager11 Nice, are you going to hide them instead of easter eggs? πŸ™‚

  11. @iaqov Thank you. I have to admit more ratings and views always up my motivation to make more videos. πŸ™‚

  12. @waitingastar Hehe, I don't think rating twice will up the count twice. And yes, the pocket tucking is tricky. Indeed someone emailed me saying I should have said that's the hardest step in the model. πŸ˜‰
    [I only somewhat agree, because it's not an essential step, while the other two tricky ones are.]

  13. @AdamsSara oops! I forgot to take a picture… ^_^ I just got a hold of Origami Essence by Roman Diaz and got distracted sorry about that πŸ™‚ I will come back here and let you know when it's up. I did a yellow chick with a white egg, but I wanted to upload a colored "easter" egg with a chick for the photo.. y'know.. to keep up with the theme. Don't worry! I finished the model already, I just wanna make a cleaner version πŸ™‚

  14. Haha ^_^ Thanks πŸ™‚ Hopefully the few people who drift over to my site likes it and goes here to try it πŸ™‚ Can't wait for a new tutorial! You've been making a lot recently, so thanks for all of that πŸ™‚

  15. @doctorbeans Yeah, I hadn't planned to upload so many videos, but Easter was here quicker than I thought, and I wanted to keep the order of the videos I'd already promised to a couple of people. I'll go back to about once a month again now, though. I'd love to make more videos, but I fear I don't have enough time for such frequent video uploads. Still, one a month isn't too bad, I think.

  16. @TheOrigamiO Sorry, I will not be posting any instructions for models by Satoshi Kamiya. This is by the designers request, and I respect that.

  17. So I am going to sound stupid but how do those lines show up on the creases? They arent there before and after you crease them they are. Do you have special paper?

  18. @Nekochan12itsumo Hm, not sure how I can best help. You are going along existing creases, forming something in the center that looks a bit like a bird base. Does this help?

  19. hey could you show when you draw the lines. im getting stuck there and cant figure out were to put the lines exactly

  20. @mikaylaellie1013 Obviously you don't have to draw in the lines, only fold along. πŸ™‚ I only add the lines so that the creases are more visible in the video. πŸ™‚

  21. @moonstone49 I bought it at an origami convention. However, you can buy origami paper online, e.g. at origami-shop(dot)com

  22. @deleon0927 I haven't tried to fold all of them, but the ones I attempted I also completed. πŸ™‚

  23. Do you need or want Chinese subtitles? I could probably translate the english subs for you, so your video would be accessible to everyone.

  24. @Origamisarah That'd be great! Can you send me a private message with your email address, so that I can send you the captions file?

  25. THIS SUCKS wy would any body would watch a 30 min vid and memorize every step watevr she says makes no sense u cant catch all fast bout it

  26. this is why you utilize your pause button, some people actually understand and enjoy this kind of art.

  27. she goes slow so that even beginners could follow this if they want to attempt this model, the part that she goes fast, I imagine that she would allow you to pause the video or replay the parts that you're having trouble following.

  28. first of all i am a beginner and i could NOT do it second of all i ment like she does not explain well on the hard parts

  29. Hm, I do think it's hard for a beginner to fold this model. The model does have some tricky steps. Perhaps it's better for you to first attempt some simpler models and then come back to this one?

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