Making origami animals is magical. The process of folding a flat piece of paper into a recognizable figure is mesmerizing and entertaining in itself. And it is terrific when we can relate the finished creature to a cherished holiday. This origami rabbit box is a perfect example of origami magic!
Origami artist Jacky Chan (Hong Kong) is the designer of t this origami rabbit. He calls it “Origami Little Rabbit Lantern”. It is made with one square of paper colored on one side and white on the other.
I first learned of this origami rabbit through a video made by Jacky. He starts placing the paper with the color side up, resulting in a rabbit with colored body and white ears.
If you want to end up with a white bunny with colored ears, as the ones in the photograph above, start with the white side up. The rabbit is perfect to place small chocolate Easter eggs. And it is very easy to fold.
I have made a video myself, which includes instructions in English and subtitles in Spanish. Thank you Jacky for your permission to share origami instructions for your delightful rabbit in this video.
Don’t wait for Easter to fold it, but be careful with origami rabbits…they do tend to proliferate!
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