The year is coming to an end and I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all of your visits, comments and continued support for our work at Origami Spirit. I’d also like to extend a very special thank you to those who have generously donated funds to help maintain this website. You know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Not that long ago, the origami crane, -a traditional Japanese model, was popularized as a symbol of peace by the story of Sadako Sasaki (1943–1955) a young girl who died in 1945, in Hiroshima, when an atomic bomb was dropped on that city.
Another symbol of peace from ancient times is that of a dove carrying an olive leaf in its beak. The dove and olive branch first appeared together in the biblical story of Noah and the Ark.
To celebrate the spirit of peace and tranquility that origami brings to us all, I’d like to share with you a video outlining the instructions to make a peace dove. This special origami bird is a creation of Simon Andersen (1946-2013), a brilliant origami designer. For diagrams please visit Hans Dybkjær’s website, papirfoldning.
Tips and suggestions to make this origami Peace Dove
- Use a rectangular piece of paper US letter size or International A4.
- Starting from a square, cut off a strip 1/4 of its side for an adequate rectangle.
- White paper has a beautifully crisp and snowy effect.
- Try vellum or translucent paper as well.
- For the leave, use a 1 x 1 inch square of card stock paper.
- Use it as a Christmas homemade gift.
- Use it as a lantern by inserting flameless battery powered ‘tea light’ candles.
- FREE PRINTABLE: download a pattern made with the word Peace in about 30 languages and use it to make the origami peace dove. Click Here
“Peace begins with a smile..”
― Mother Teresa
Make an origami peace-dove, smile and share the peace of folding paper!
Peace :: Paz :: Pau :: ཞི་བད :: Мир :: Fred :: Friede :: 平和 :: Mír :: سلام
Rahu :: Baké :: صلح :: Rauha :: Paix :: Maluhia :: שלום :: शांति :: Kev tiaj tus
Béke :: 평화 :: Pax :: Vrede :: K’é :: Pokój :: Pace :: Barış :: Ειρήνη :: 和平 :: Qasikay
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