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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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Touch the soft huge paws of a lion, tremble as you hear it roar! Brush the long thick mane, place a crown upon his head. Embrace this strong and regal creature! The lion symbolizes strength, honor, courage, royalty, and leadership. For many of us not living in Africa or Asia, a lion -like an elephant [...]

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It’s time to say good bye to the Chinese year of the sheep and welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey (February 8, 2016 – January27, 2017)! To celebrate this Chinese New Year holiday I’ve designed an origami happy monkey which I hope will make you smile. The Monkey is ninth in the 12-year cycle [...]

Thumbnail image for Make This Delightful Paper Bat for Halloween

This is an origami bat with  great battitude and batsonality! It flutters into our spooky space to join a growing  group of  origami models for Halloween  previously featured in Origami Spirit. Jennifer Linderman –artist, teacher and a wonderfully creative friend of mine, is the designer of this bat. Folding it makes me wish to be a [...]

Oink! Make an Origami Pig thumbnail

Creating origami animals is always a magical exercise. Make this origami pig and fall under the spell of transforming a piece of paper into a charming and recognizable creature. No glue or scissors needed, only your hands and fingers, and a square piece of paper! Although the pig might have negative symbolic references in different [...]

Make an Origami Carousel -It’s never too late to have a happy childhood! thumbnail

Do you remember riding a carousel when you were a child? If you do, now you can recreate the joy you probably felt by making an origami carousel, today. And if you never had that experience at a young age? Well, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood! After I first presented this origami [...]

Drop Everything and Make this Origami Dog! thumbnail

Stop working! Stop browsing the Internet! Instead, fold this charming dog, now!  I’m serious! You’ll love it!! From the kingdom of origami animals this is a really cute one, and is now, hands down, one of my favorite origami action models. Have you seen Toy Story? Do you remember Slinky? Here in this model we have [...]

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Do you like origami hearts? What about origami cats? This sweet and easy heart is the creation of Brians Tjipto (Indonesia). The model has a pointy flap that forms a convenient pocket into which a love message or  romantic invitation can be placed. Additionally, I thought to add a small cat head as an expression [...]

Thumbnail image for A Cute Origami Cat -It’s a Box Too! (Version 2 of 2)

In the previous post I shared a delightful origami Cat-box created by Gay Merrill Gross. Using Gay’s cat as a springboard, I felt inspired to design my own version of this cat-box model. Filled with candy corn it will be a charming Halloween cat. It can also be used to make favors for a kid’s [...]