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origami sunflower

The previous post featured the first version of this origami sunflower. This variation is made by adding two extra folds to each petal and making more of them. Both multi-piece sunflowers, of my own creation, are based on a traditional six-petal flower presented previously on Origami Spirit. This origami sunflower features twenty four petals, each made with [...]

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I’d like to share again this traditional origami bow tie previously presented at Origami Spirit, and suggest that it be used it to make a handsome greeting card for Dad on Father’s Day. The bow tie involves only a few folding steps. It can be completed in less than five minutes. I’m often asked how [...]

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At first glance an origami cube might not seem as appealing as an origami rose or an origami elephant. But this origami cube, –known as Mondrian Cube, has a quiet elegance and a precise mathematical beauty that make it as much an object of artistic expression, as it is a challenging puzzle looking to be [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami Flower for a Guinness-Record Attempt

Have you ever seen more than fifty thousand origami flowers in one place? I am honored that UTFOLD (University of Toronto Origami Club)  has made 51,080 examples of my Hollow-Petal Flower for a Guinness World Record attempt in the ‘Largest Display of Origami Flowers’ category. With this project, UTFOLD intents to raise awareness and create [...]

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This origami cross is a lovely variation of the cross presented in the previous post. Matthew Green (USA-Mexico) is the designer of both origami crosses. The following step-by-step video shows how to make this version of the origami cross. Thank you to Matthew for granting permission to present your model. A friend of mine mentioned [...]

Thumbnail image for Make an Origami Cross –Version 1

When I first saw this origami cross I fell in love with it. In another post I’ve featured a cross for Easter made with a long palm frond. The cross presented here is made with a square piece of paper.  Matthew Green (USA-Mexico) is the talented designer of this origami cross. This origami cross model [...]

Thumbnail image for Inflatable Origami Heart from the Mexican Origami Convention

I love origami hearts. Learning this inflatable origami heart (by Jeremy Shafer) was one of my personal highlights at the 3rd International Origami Convention in Mexico City. (Nov 14-16, 2014). This heart symbolizes how much I loved my visit to Mexico City. I was not only honored at being one of the convention special guests, [...]

Thumbnail image for Two Ways to Make a Paper Hexagon

A square is one of the most frequent paper shapes used to make origami figures, but rectangles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, and circles can be used to make many beautiful origami models as well. The hexagon is a great shape to make origami flowers and origami snowflakes. When all sides of a hexagon are of equal [...]

Thumbnail image for Six-petal Origami Flower -It’s a Lovely Snowflake Too!

Origami flowers come in many different shapes and forms. When I saw this origami flower, I fell in love with it and immediately wished I could make it. Take a piece of paper and make it right away...I'm sure you will love it too! This flower, designed by David Martinez, is made with an hexagonal [...]