Aug 272021

Origami Peacock The peacock is a beautiful bird and I have been trying to fold it for quite some time now – ever since I got the book ‘Origami Sculptures’ by John Montroll. And I did manage to fold it a couple of weeks ago, on 15th August. That is the Indian Independence Day, and in case you did not know this, the peacock is the national bird of India – an added incentive to fold!

The paper I had used was blue/dark blue origami paper, 9 inches square. The resulting bird had a height of about 6.5 inches and a wing span of 6 inches. Double-sided paper works well, especially the colour combination I had selected :)

Making the peacock stand by itself was quite impossible for me. The reason being that the wings turn out to be quite heavy. So the bird kept falling backwards! But other than that, I am pleased with this peacock..

Origami Details:

Model: Peacock

Creator: John Montroll

Website: Origami by John Montroll

Book: Origami Sculptures

Author: John Montroll

Classification: Origami | Birds

Difficulty Level: Complex

Paper Ratio: Square

Paper Size: 9 inches

Model Size: 6.5 inches height, 6 inches wing span