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Follow easy origami instructions from a master teacher to learn the ancient art of paper folding.

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Need a lovely hand-made gift for someone special? This Quilt Star is a double gift. In making it you will be giving yourself some time of peaceful meditation and joy, and also end up with something you can give as a meaningful present: an ornament made with your own hands.  I named this model ‘Quilt [...]

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Here in the Northern hemisphere the prospect of winter is full upon us. But spring can always be in our hearts and any time of year is a perfect time to make this adorable origami butterfly! I am very excited to present this new paper butterfly, designed by my friend and much admired origami designer, [...]

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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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I believe that having fun is one of the secrets to a happy life. The annual Origami USA convention in New York City, held this year at St. John’s University, is always a fun and happy highlight of my year. This event is up to four days of entertainment, intellectual challenge, and an opportunity to share ideas and create [...]

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Has someone ever asked you “What is origami good for”? What they might be really saying with this question is: “Aren’t you wasting your time with such child’s play?” If this ever happens, here are a few possible replies: Origami improves memory, motor skills, and self-esteem. Origami teaches patience and perseverance. Origami is poetry and [...]

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Is someone’s birthday around the corner? How about Mother’s day? Who’s your Valentine? Maybe you need a Thank-You note?  What better way to express love, joy or appreciation than with an adorable origami heart. This origami heart model is a classic design and the creation of Francis Ow, an origami master known for his excellent work on modular [...]

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This swan dish is the perfect example of versatile and easy origami. It will take you just a couple of minutes to make, and it can be used on different festive occasions! Filled with miniature chocolate eggs it is the perfect model for Easter. Because swans mate for life the swan is a symbol of loyalty [...]

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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 [...]