How to Fold an elegant origami swan by Robert J. Lang
Origami is a lot of fun (okay, and also a lot of frustration), but what often turns beginners off from the Japanese art form is simply that it requires special origami tissue paper. While it's true that thin paper made exclusively for origami is preferable for any origami project, you can substitute plain old printer paper instead if you're low on money or just out of origami tissue paper.
That's good news, especially because the origami tutorial in this video uses printer paper. What's even better is that you'll be folding a beautiful paper swan that looks impressive but is a cinch to make. This is a beginner tutorial.
Also: The swan will FLOAT if you put it in water!!