You'll need the glue to keep the loose pieces together but use it sparingly
||You will need three triangles to make one basic piece for the body. Follow
the picture by connecting only one leg of 1 and 2 with a third triangle.
||Build 30 basic pieces by following rule 1. Connect these pieces to create a
3 more rings from the outer layer and turn the whole body upside down. The five connected
layers will look like a stadium when you are looking at it from the top.
The sixth ring is the foundation for the
two wings. You will build up a pyramid on each side by decreasing the triangular pieces by
one. The 7th ring will have 12 on each side, totaling to 24. The 8th
ring will have 11 on each side, totaling to 22. The 9th ring will have 10
pieces on each side, totaling to 20...The 16th ring will have 3 pieces on each
side, totaling to 6. The 17th ring will have 2 pieces on each side, totaling to 4. The 18th
ring will have 1 piece on each side totaling to 2. The wings should look like the yellow
parts on the left picture.
The yellow portion is going to be the tail.
Start from the 6th ring, where we skipped two spaces on each side. Pick one
side and add on two pieces. The 7th ring will have three triangles. The 8th
ring will have 4 pieces. The 9th ring will have 3 pieces. The 10th
ring will have 2 pieces. The 11th ring will have a single piece, which will be
the end of the tail.
Pay attention when you are adding on the 6th ring. Add on 13
pieces and skip 2 spaces (the 2 spaces are equal to four skipped legs of the triangle).
Continue to add on the rest of the 13 triangles. You will have 2 spaces on each opposite
side, where you will connect the swan's neck on one and the tail on the other.
||The Head and Neck...
30 triangular pieces are required for the neck and head. Follow the picture
to connect them lengthwise. Don't use the glue right away or you will not attain the
smooth, s-shape. Glue the tips at one end together (the beak).
You need 35 triangular pieces for the upper base and 45 for the
lower base. Put the upper base on top of the lower one.
neck onto the body (into the 2 spaces you skipped from skip 6). Set the swan on top of the
base you made in step 8. Congratulations! The swan is complete.
You may choose to put a crown on top of the swan¡¯s
head, if you would like to embellish it a little further.