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Origami models representing humans or related to the human figure

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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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Santa Claus, the beloved character for children at Christmas and for origami creators! I’ve featured a few Origami Santas in Origami Spirit before. As I was playing with David Brill’s star box, presented on the previous post, it occurred to me to transform his star box into this Star Santa simply by adding a beard. Some [...]

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This star box, like many other origami boxes, is full of possibility: First we have fun making the box…  Then we admire it for a while… And wonder what to place in it.  Our spirit fills with joy thinking of the person who we’ll give it too… And when offering the box as a gift, [...]

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These figures of the child and crib are part of the origami Nativity Scene series. In two previous posts I’ve shown how to make the figure of Joseph and his staff,  and Mary. In my native Colombia the tradition is that baby Jesus is the one who brings the Christmas presents. I remember one particular Christmas [...]

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The figure of Mary is the second model in the origami Nativity Scene series. In my previous post, I showed how to make the figure of Joseph and described my delight as a child making the Nativity scene with my mother. Christmas is indeed a time to recall lovely memories. I also remember the not-so-lovely [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Nativity Scene: Joseph –Part 1 of 3

A popular Christmas tradition for many is placing a Nativity Scene in their home. I have delightful memories of Christmas as a young child. My mother and I use to work together in the creation of a beautiful nativity scene with Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus in a manger surrounded by angels, cows, mules, sheep, and [...]

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This origami hat is a whimsical accessory to the origami skull previously presented at Origami Spirit. It is also part of our series celebrating the Day of the Dead . In English speaking countries a “sombrero” is a hat with a brim wide enough to cast a shadow over the head, neck, and shoulders of [...]

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Whether you make one origami skull or a whole family of origami skulls, you’ll enjoy the options for dressing them up to celebrate either the Day of the Dead or Halloween. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates and honors the lives of departed love ones and welcomes the return of their spirits. [...]

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A Graduation • A Celebration • A Legend  – by John Sutton May of 2014 marks forty years since my graduation from St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island. When I decided to attend our reunion and meet again many of my classmates, most for the first time in four decades, I wondered what I could contribute [...]