By Perry Bailey Copyright 2000
1. Fold a square in half on the diagonal
one direction then fold in half on the
diagonal the other way.
2. Fold up a little less
than 1/3 from the top.
3. Fold the model in half, and
turn 90 degrees.
4. Fold the long edge up to the
top on each side.
Reverse fold up the neck, part of
neck is inside the body, you know the
neck is right when it touches at the
underlying layers in the front.
6. Another outside reverse
fold for the head.
7. Pleat the beak in
a little for that
8. Just taking a break here to say
to mention how far the tail sticks
out all depends on step 2.
9. Grab the inner flap and reverse
fold that puppy all the way to the
end of flap, so it comes down even
with the bottom of the model.
10. Grab the inner flap
again and bring at least
part of it back up again.
This time it doesn’t have to go
the length of the flap.
The finished Coot!
White side up
NOTE: When the model is finished
there should be a flap sticking up
inside of the model you can fold
over to lock the body together.