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Thumbnail image for Make Beautiful Modular Origami Kusudamas

When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina [...]

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Elephants need our help. Now! All ivory markets are a threat to the lives of elephants, and to stop the killing these markets must be shut down. In an effort to raise awareness and achieve this goal, the Wildlife Conservation Society is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most origami elephants displayed. [...]

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The art of folding can be practiced with different mediums and materials. Kate Barber  is a textile artist from Exeter, Rhode Island who weaves and colors her own cloth. She then uses this fabric to compose delicate pleated art pieces much like the tessellations that are familiar to origami artists. I asked Kate about her [...]

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“To send light into the darkness of human beings~ such is the duty of the artist.”  Schumann The therapeutic gift that origami can bring to people who are mentally ill is something that Rosemary Browne has seen first hand. Rosemary is a passionate origami teacher who has been helping people overcome their mental challenges by [...]

Thumbnail image for Make an Origami Ladybug and Bring Yourself Good Luck!

Has someone ever asked you “What is origami good for”? What they might be really saying with this question is: “Aren’t you wasting your time with such child’s play?” If this ever happens, here are a few possible replies: Origami improves memory, motor skills, and self-esteem. Origami teaches patience and perseverance. Origami is poetry and [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make a Cute and Easy Origami Heart

Is someone’s birthday around the corner? How about Mother’s day? Who’s your Valentine? Maybe you need a Thank-You note?  What better way to express love, joy or appreciation than with an adorable origami heart. This origami heart model is a classic design and the creation of Francis Ow, an origami master known for his excellent work on modular [...]

Thumbnail image for The Origami Garden, a New Book by Ioana Stoian

Ioana Stoian’s first origami book, Origami for All, was lovely debut for her as an origami author. I’m happy to present here her second book: The Origami Garden. I asked Ioana about her new book, and the recent developments in her work. How did The Origami Garden project come about? Soon after self-publishing my first [...]

Thumbnail image for Easy Origami Swan Dish -Use it for Many Festive Occasions!

This swan dish is the perfect example of versatile and easy origami. It will take you just a couple of minutes to make, and it can be used on different festive occasions! Filled with miniature chocolate eggs it is the perfect model for Easter. Because swans mate for life the swan is a symbol of loyalty [...]

Thumbnail image for A New and Creative Way of Making One Thousand Origami Cranes

Orizuru, a paper crane, a symbol of peace and the most classic of Japanese origami. Senbazuru, a thousand cranes! You might have heard of the Japanese legend promising to grant a wish, good luck or recovery from illness to those who fold one thousand cranes. On my travels through Instagram, I have been following the [...]