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Post 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, […]

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Post 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 […]

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Post 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 […]

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modular origami star -three variations

Do you like origami stars? From Italy ~with love~ Francesco Mancini* shares three variations of his modular model, “Cloe’s Star”. Thank you Francesco for granting permission to present these variations of your origami star in the following step-by-step video. Tips and suggestions for the modular origami star Use eight pieces of paper in the shape […]

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paper spinner

Do you like origami toys? What about origami that spins, moves or flaps?  If so then you –and all the children in your life including your inner child, will love this origami turbine. Blow on on it once and let the fun begin. It’s a super paper spinner! If you’ve ever folded the traditional flapping bird, […]

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Post image for Make an Origami Frame With Decorative Hearts

Seeing the faces of those we love can make our heart sing with  joy. This origami photo frame –featuring a heart at each corner, is a beautiful way to keep those we love close by. To design this frame I found inspiration in an easy origami heart created by Ildikó Vass. Just this week, I […]

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Post image for An Origami Snowflake –Great Homemade Christmas Ornament!

Looking for homemade Christmas ornaments or gifts? These three-dimensional origami snowflakes are ingenious examples of efficiency in designing modular origami. Just take three square pieces of paper and make a snowflake. No scissors! No glue! Like the ‘Polo Sur Star, previously presented here on OrigamiSpirit, the two puffy snowflake versions shown on this post are the […]

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Post image for An Origami Flower Can Enhance a Gift or Be The Gift

This Hollyhock –or Malva Rosa, is a beautiful origami flower made from a pentagon.  IIt was created by Yara Yagi (Brazil) while she played with a five-sided piece of paper. Folding it has a pleasant rhythm and the resulting flower is lovely. This origami flower can be used to enhance a present, or be a […]

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