Origami Dragon Step 1: To make this origami dragon, start with the origami bird base. Center the velcro in the center of your strap and 1/2″ from the very end. 5. Complete Tail Construction To close the large end of the taill, first mark the quarters by lining up the top (spike) seam with the bottom seam and pinning the folds on the sides. The reverse fold is explained in detail in the origami flapping bird instructions.