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Thumbnail image for Make an Origami Chihuahua Dog and a Bone

This origami dog comes bounding along to join a growing family of origami animals presented here at Origami Spirit. According to folklore –and archaeological evidence, the Chihuahua originated in Mexico. But this particular origami Chihuahua comes from Spain, the country of origin for its creator, Vicente Dolz*. I love the whimsical nature of this origami dog  [...]

Thumbnail image for Make a Modular Origami Cube -Use it as a Photo Frame

If you made the photo frame previously presented on Origami Spirit, then you’ll have no trouble making this modular origami cube frame. Modular origami is a technique in which two or more sheets of paper are folded into units or modules. The units are then fitted together (usually without need of glue) to form one larger [...]

Thumbnail 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 [...]

Thumbnail image for Christmas Origami, How to Make a Saint Nicholas

We might have been born and raised on a mountain top, or on a beach by the ocean, or maybe in the Pampas, the Tropics, or Artic. We might have different celebrations and festivities, but no matter what stories we are told as children, what ritual moments we share with our close ones, these are the true [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make a Pentagon Out of a Square Piece of Paper

One of the most frequent paper shapes used to make origami is a square. But many beautiful figures can be made with other shapes as well. Rectangles, triangles hexagons, pentagons and circles can be used to fold paper. The pentagon in particular is a magical shape to make stars and flowers. This is an example [...]