If you make this origami sheep I guarantee you will fall in love with this charming paper creature. You’ll probably end up folding a flock! I had shown this origami sheep previously on Origami Spirit as part of an Artist Trading Card (ATC) event. And now I am so pleased to be able to share it as a video tutorial. Thank you Tony O’Hare, creator of this delightful origami sheep, for giving me permission to present your model.
The year 2015 is the Chinese Year of the Sheep, or Goat, and runs from Feb 19, 2015 – Feb 7, 2016. If your birth year is: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 then, following the Chinese calendar, you are a Sheep/Goat. People born in the year of the sheep or goat are characterized as creative, elegant, tender, sympathetic and sometimes, shy.
Make a sheep for yourself, for someone born in the year of the sheep, or just for the joy of making this delightful paper sheep creation.
Tips and suggestions for making Tony O’Hare’s origami Sheep
- Thin Kami paper, known in the U.S. as “origami paper”, works well –6 x 3 inches (15 x 7.5 cm)
- Cut a square in half to make two rectangles for two sheep.
- Paper that is a dark color on one side, white on the other, is most effective.
- The origami sheep can be made with white office paper partially colored on the reverse side. The video shows how and when to apply color.
- Look for a magazine page that is dark on one side and light on the other. Use it to make the sheep.
- To make a colorful sheep, use wrapping paper on one side, black paper on the other. Place the papers back to back then fold together as a single unit.
- Use the sheep to make a mobile, or as gift tags on presents.
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