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An Origami Snake to Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake

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The artist creator of this drawing of an origami snake is my gifted friend Felipe Galindo. Felipe made his drawing especially for Origami Spirit in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Snake.

To make the drawing, Felipe used a model of an origami snake I folded that was designed by the talented origami artist Beth Johnson.

Although some might reservations about snakes in general, I invite you to try making this model as a dedication to those born in the Year of the Snake (see a list of the years of the snake below). The folding concept is masterfully simple, effective, and striking!

Materials Needed to Make an Origami Snake

Any strip of paper long enough will be suitable. I have used a strip of paper 1 x 45 inches (2.5 x 112 cm approximately).

Here is the video with instructions to make the origami snake.

The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. According to this zodiac, this Year of the Snake starts on February 10th 2013 and ends on January 31, 2014.

Those people born in the following years have the Snake as their sign:
2013 (water), 2001 (metal), 1989 (earth), 1977 (fire), 1965 (wood), 1953 (water), 1941 (metal), 1929 (earth), 1917 (fire), 1906 (wood).

People born in a year of the snake are said to be wise, charming, intuitive, shrewd, witty, magnetic, intense, discreet, restrained and refined.
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  • Michelle January 29, 2013, 4:30 pm

    I just fold the snake and I’ll start another …
    Their tips are adorable Leyla.

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