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Video on How to Fold an Origami Abundance Hen

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Don’t you love the symbolism of hens? prosperity, fertility, abundance, the feminine force, maternity, and the beginning of life. I designed this origami hen a while back and it became the inspiration for Origami Spirit logo.

This origami hen is called  ‘Abundance Hen’ because as a container it can be filled with various small items. Depending on your choice, the hen can be a great hand-made gift for different occasions: Easter, a gift for a birthday or mother’s day, or a favor for a baby shower.

Are yo a teacher or a parent? To read more ideas on how to use this hen, click here.

Here is a video on how to fold the Origami Hen. My wishes for prosperity and abundance for you always!

Ideas on what to use to fill this cute origami hen:

  • chocolate mini-eggs
  • jelly beans
  • m&ms
  • dried beans or rice
  • beads
  • buttons
  • felt eggs
  • tiny pebbles
  • dried petals
  • dried lavender flowers
  • dried herbs
  • confetti

Can you think of other small items to fill this hen with?


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  • Ann June 27, 2016, 12:42 am

    What a delight to subscribe to your site.

  • Eric March 26, 2016, 10:04 pm

    I made a hen and chicks for our Easter decoration. I also made the same for my 91 year old mother. I’m sure she will love it. Thank you for making these videos!

    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/gp/111034018@N06/eEZ0ax

    • Leyla Torres April 1, 2016, 8:38 pm

      Very nice! Thank you for sharing the link to your photo.

  • Alison February 21, 2016, 10:24 am

    These hens are lovely! Everybody is having one full of Mini eggs for Easter. Thanks for sharing ☺

    • Leyla Torres April 1, 2016, 8:39 pm

      Great. I hope your Easter went well with hen and mini eggs!

  • Fateme July 21, 2015, 11:04 am

    hi dear Leyla,

    is there any image instructions for this hen? :(

  • Fateme July 21, 2015, 11:04 am

    hi dear Leyla,
    I really enjoyed ur gallery and I’m too eager to make this hen, but unfortunately I can’t open the videos due to low internet speed or whatever!
    is there any image instructions for this hen? :(

  • Irene April 23, 2014, 1:59 am

    I love the videos n I can keep on folding papers for hours.
    Please let me do the star box now.many thanks

  • Beth Rose March 31, 2013, 8:42 pm

    I made a family of hens and baby chicks for Easter. Very impressed by the way your design takes the classic water balloon origami base and creates something new and unexpected – these endearing chickens have such personality!

    Here are mine (I experimented with different thicknesses of paper to see which would hold the curve of the model best – I liked the big yellow/red Mama Hen best):

    I am also having fun trying to fold the Calla Lillies, thank you for providing great seasonal models to celebrate Easter!

  • Anna November 12, 2012, 11:33 pm

    Hi Leyla – just wanted to let you know that I folded your hen the other day and love it! Thanks so much for your instructions. My family always “hides” presents on the Christmas tree, and I think I might make a few of these to tuck treats into :-) Here’s the link to my finished piece: http://compassandquill.com/2012/11/07/thirty-days-of-origami-day-7-origami-abundance-hen/

    • Leyla Torres November 13, 2012, 12:02 pm

      Very nicely folded Anna. I like the paper you used and how the pattern comes through to make the plumage of the hen. Thank you for sharing! I wanted to leave a comment on your site, but couldn’t.

  • Amy April 9, 2011, 9:49 pm

    My hen looks weird. Oh well, you know what they say. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

  • Marija April 1, 2011, 11:31 pm

    This hen is such a wonderful origami design; precise, elegant and imaginative, just the way I like it :) Thank you for sharing, this will be a great Easter package/gift for my friends and family.
    I also consider wet folding it from a thicker piece of paper or maybe even stiffened fabric.
    Although I usually prefer diagrams, your video instructions are great. Folds are easy to follow and the rythm of folding and explaining is perfect!

    Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia!

    • Leyla Torres April 2, 2011, 3:33 am

      Very Happy you like the hen. Thank you for your warm note. Leyla

  • Louisa March 16, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I love these little Origami Abundance Hens. I am going to make some for my friends children at easter and fill them with little treats. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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