Owl 04

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Ugle
A new owl Simon Andersen.

Use paper where the back colour contrasts the front. The back colour becomes the eye color.

A 15 cm square becomes a 6 x 13 cm owl (precise width depends on wing position).

See also fold of the week 2010-08.

Waterbomb base

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Start with a square, eye color down.
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Mark book fold.
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Turn over.

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Mark diagonals.
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Assemble in existing folds to waterbomb base.

Head and beak

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Fold two upper layer cornes to the top.
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Rotate 180 degrees.
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Fold points up to the middle of the edge.
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Swivel flaps so former edge now aligns with the underlying edge.

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Existing folds in the flap should be inside. Open up a little.
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Reverse the two slanted folds in the upper layer. Close again, now with the flaps inside, but otherwise in the same position as before.
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Fold the beak down.

Eyes

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Fold eye flaps in horizontally...
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...and back to the edge.
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Fold them to vertical (you may just see the white from the double edge in the picture).

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Open and squash eye flaps.
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Fold eye top down.
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Fold up again, leaving about 2 mm white around the "pupils" (owls are night creatures with big pupils). At this point you may optionally put the bottom of the eyes inside the pockets.

Body

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Fold body sides back inside.
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Here is how, seen from the above...
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...and from the below.

Wings

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Turn over, foot end up.
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Fold the edge towards the foot end.
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Turn over.

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Fold one wing in front.
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Put wind below eye.

"Ears" or head feathers

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Turn over.
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Fold the two corners as high above the eye as the can.
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Turn over. You may stop here...

Body shape

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...or blow a bit of air inside (blow in the top of the head)...
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...or pull out the foot end to a square. My variation, and the one I like: It shapes the body, and enables the owl to stand.

Finish

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Finished.
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Seen from the above.
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And here standing all by itself.