This model, which starts with a waterbomb base, was designed to be simple, but obviously, it didn’t turn out that way. I folded a waterbomb base and thought of adding a back, a neck, and two legs — basically a flightless bird. After six or so designs, I ended up with this Emu. A recommendation: Wet fold the legs so they stay in place. This is my first design, and I hope you enjoy folding it.
My mini bio: I’m a middle-school student studying trigonometry. I’ve become interested in origami because of its basis in art and geometry. My father also swayed my decision a bit by being an origami folder, himself, and showing me hundreds of models as examples.