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What is the first color you think when you hear the word FROG? Flaming orange? Bright blue? Radiant red? Vivid green? Dangerous Yellow? In the real world –as well as in the origami animal kingdom, there is remarkable diversity in the number of frog species. This particular traditional inflatable frog model is a masterpiece of [...]

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Are you looking for a good present for someone who likes origami? An origami book is always well received, but Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder might be exactly the special book you are looking for. Read on to find out why. For those people who know the work of Michael LaFosse and Richard [...]

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Dear Simon, Dear Luc, A little bird told me that you love origami! I am happy you have been able to follow the videos I share on Origami Spirit. This video of the jumping frog is dedicated to both of you. I learned to make this origami frog from my little brother, Luis, when we [...]

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The artist creator of this drawing of an origami snake is my gifted friend Felipe Galindo. Felipe made his drawing especially for Origami Spirit in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Snake. To make the drawing, Felipe used a model of an origami snake I folded that was designed by the talented origami artist [...]

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To celebrate World Origami Days* 2012, we are giving away one of these original origami brooches, designed and folded by Leyla Torres,. Visit the Origami Spirit Youtube channel to watch this 2-minute video for details and a chance to win this FREE origami brooch gilded with 23K gold leaf. Deadline November 11th, 2012 6pm (NY [...]

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While we might not be fond of serpents, this is one great origami snake that will make one’s heart slither and slide on the grounds of temptation; the temptation to fold paper, fold again, and keep folding! This origami snake is a creation of Beth Johnson. The folding concept is masterfully simple, yet effective, and [...]

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Remember seeing the images of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011? On that tragic day many children in Japan’s Sendai area lost their parents. To address the urgent need of these orphaned children, Japanese origami master Mr. Makoto Yamaguchi established the Origami Caravan. Following his lead, June Sakamoto and Vicky Mihara [...]

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This pre-columbian origami frog was inspired by a visit to the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) in my native Bogotá, Colombia. The museum collection illustrates the social and cultural life of many different groups of people such as Muiscas or Chibchas, who lived in what is now known as Colombia from approximately 500 BCE until [...]

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To make the origami turtle featured here (video below), I began with a two dimensional model designed by Sok Song. I then added a couple of folds to turn it into a 3D figure. These are two suggestions I’d like to share here about being creative with origami. 1. Make subtle modifications to an existing [...]