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This origami heart is another versatile and easy model designed by Francis Ow, a master known for his paper heart designs and excellent work on modular origami . You can make this paper heart in less than five minutes and use it for Valentine's day and on many other occasions! Thank you Francis for giving your permission to present this heart model. Tips [...]

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We can now say good bye to the Chinese year of the monkey and celebrate the Year of the Red Rooster (January 28, 2017 - February 15, 2018) To celebrate this New Year, I’ve designed an origami rooster, which is a close relative of an origami hen presented on a previous post, but this rooster [...]

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Do you need a special origami angel as a Christmas decoration or as part of a Nativity scene? Do you want a lovely hand-made gift for someone special? This delightful origami angel, creation of Fabián Correa (Colombia), joins the Christmas-related origami collection presented here on Origami Spirit. In other post posts you will find how to [...]

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Need a lovely hand-made gift for someone special? This Quilt Star is a double gift. In making it you will be giving yourself some time of peaceful meditation and joy, and also end up with something you can give as a meaningful present: an ornament made with your own hands.  I named this model ‘Quilt [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make a Lovely Paper Butterfly in Less Than 6 Minutes

Here in the Northern hemisphere the prospect of winter is full upon us. But spring can always be in our hearts and any time of year is a perfect time to make this adorable origami butterfly! I am very excited to present this new paper butterfly, designed by my friend and much admired origami designer, [...]

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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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These past few months have been full of excitement and creativity as I explore paper folding as a subject for visual art. This slight change of direction is one that combines my interests in both painting, and origami. At the beginning of the year, I was looking through an impressive artwork collection on Instagram posted [...]

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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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Who can resist the aroma of freshly brewed coffee on a cool morning or rainy late afternoon? Born and raised in Colombia, a coffee-growing country, I remember helping my grandmother, Mamá Ana, pick coffee berries from her coffee bushes as a young child. I had to pick carefully and select only those berries that were red [...]