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I have made all kinds of origami animals. I love those that are simple to make and have a striking look.

Today I spent the day absorbed in creating this Easter origami rabbit box, and making a video on how to fold it (show below). It was so hard to not eat the chocolate eggs as I filmed, especially while a little voice kept whispering in my ear: “Don’t postpone joy!”

Despite my disciplined resistance to the temptation of folding paper and designing an origami rabbit, I must confess that I…
… didn’t make my bed (unheard of!)
… avoided completing year-end tax preparations.
… missed hitting an editing deadline.
… failed to prepare a healthy lunch.
… forgot to take my daily multivitamin.
… let a gorgeous spring day pass by without going out for a walk.

This Origami Rabbit Box is my entry to a Simple Origami Design Contest hosted by Nick Robinson and Himanshu Agrawal on Facebook.


It occurs to me that this origami rabbit could be used also as a favor for a child’s birthday party. My inner child tells me that I would’ve loved one for my sixth year birthday party. But at that point I only knew how to fold paper boats.

Isn’t it fun when you are not supposed to be folding paper and you do it anyway? Did you fold this origami rabbit? Any comments to share?



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  • Luana March 31, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Adoro fazer origamis,seguirei seus tutoriais ,obrigado por compartilhar conosco seu lindo trabalho!

  • Jaqueline Esteves January 17, 2013, 6:37 pm

    Adorei o coelho !!! Obrigada por compartir seus trabalhos conosco Leila <3

  • Marcela Brina April 6, 2012, 8:21 am

    Lovely model! I so easy and elegant!

  • Ana Carolina April 5, 2012, 1:28 pm

    This is so cute, Leyla!! And a lovely chocolate box in Easter. Congratulations on your creation and thanks for the nice video instructions!

  • IlseZ April 5, 2012, 10:55 am

    The bunnies are so cute and look so pretty with this striped paper
    (I know the paper very well ;have a look at flickr :-) )
    Yourbunnies will have a good chance in the contest, I am sure!

    • Leyla Torres April 5, 2012, 11:57 am

      Hi IlseZ,
      When I saw your lovely boxes folded with this paper, I featured them in my Facebook OrigamiSpirit page. I was wondering where I could get some of that paper. Then a good friend of mine sent me a package of the stripe one as a gift. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for visiting!

  • evi April 5, 2012, 10:17 am

    beautiful box, leyla! very unfair posting though! how am i going to win the contest now? :o)

    • Leyla Torres April 5, 2012, 11:44 am

      I’m sure there will be a brilliant folder who enters and takes us both out of the contest… ;-)

  • David Wires April 5, 2012, 12:18 am

    Never heard of that, what are they used for? 4”x5.5 folded in half? Photo please…

  • Lindy Styer April 4, 2012, 10:29 pm

    Hi David,

    Thanks for your question. The notecard is 4″ high by 2.75 wide booklet-fold. We cut them down if need be to fit in the envelope.

  • David Wires April 4, 2012, 9:26 pm

    How cute are they! What a great way to hide candy! Great party favor too…

  • Lindy Styer April 4, 2012, 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the referral to the Simple Origami Design contest. I’m looking for designs that would hold notecard enclosures.

    • David Wires April 4, 2012, 10:04 pm

      What size is a note card?

  • Helena April 4, 2012, 6:32 pm

    Parabéns Leyla!

    Gostei muito desta Bunny Rabbit Box! É amorosa…tão simples e bonita!

    Um abraço Leyla

  • Kris April 4, 2012, 2:20 pm

    If I were on Fbk, I would certainly vote for this clever yet simple design.

  • Christine April 4, 2012, 2:01 pm

    These are so cute! I should share them with my family at Easter dinner (giving you all the credit, of course)!

  • nick robinson April 4, 2012, 12:13 pm

    As a judge of the competition, I can’t tell you how wonderful this design is ;)

    • David Wires April 4, 2012, 10:01 pm

      Most amazing!

  • Leyla Torres April 4, 2012, 12:08 pm

    Estou feliz que você gosta. Foi divertido de fazer. Obrigado por visitar o Origami Spirit

  • Mirthes Brennauer April 4, 2012, 11:35 am

    Adorei Amiga,

    Ja vou fazer para dar de presente .
    Muito obrigada pelos seus videos adoro suas aulas muito bem feitas como sempre.


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