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Aed-Brutag

Readers of the novel Maggie Quick fear Aed-Brutag, a worm of fire (a.k.a. dragon). Robert T. Rhode, co-author of the book, has designed an origami worm of fire that, with a little practice, you can make.

 

1. Start with origami paper. Fold in half and make a strong crease.

 

2. Fold in half the opposite direction and make a strong crease.

 

3. Flip the sheet over and fold corner-to-corner with a strong crease.

 

4. Fold corner-to-corner in the opposite direction with a strong crease.

 

5. Study the picture carefully. Following your fold lines, make your
paper look the same as in the picture.

 

6. Fold two of the outer corners in to meet the center line as shown.

 

7. Fold the top point down, crease it, and lift it back up again.

 

8. Flip the paper over and fold the outer corners in to meet the center line.

 

9. Study the next move carefully. You will lift one of the corners upward.
The paper will offer some resistance. Just be careful.

 

10. Study the picture. The corner has been fully lifted upward and outward.

 

11. Study this picture, too. Now the outer corners have been
brought in to meet along the center line.

 

12. Flip the paper over and repeat Steps 10 and 11.

 

13. Study the next move carefully.
 
To be successful, you start with the back triangle folded down so that
you have two half triangles pointing down just above a full triangle.

You pull the right half triangle out to the side and crease it so
that it looks like the one in the picture.

 

14. Do the same on the opposite side.

 

15. You have this shape now. From here on, everything is much easier!

 

16. Pull the left and right sides in as shown and crease them down forcefully.

 

17. Flip the paper over and pull the left and right sides in as shown.
Crease them well.

 

18. Fold the worm (a.k.a. dragon) along the center line so that the wings meet.

 

19. Cut a short distance along the folds on the sides of the head with scissors so
that Aed-Brutag’s jaw can be pulled down and folded lightly as shown.

 

20. Fold the wings as shown.

 

21. Study the picture. Make another fold in the opposite direction.

 

22. Fold the wings a second time farther out as shown.

 

23. Make another fold in the opposite direction as shown.

 

24. Fold the tail as shown.

 

25. Make a small fold on both sides of the neck near the body so
that the neck hangs lower than it was.

 

26. Aed-Brutag is ready to fly around the Herondale mansion,
spreading fear as he goes!

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