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origami cat and heart

Do you like origami hearts? What about origami cats? This sweet and easy heart is the creation of Brians Tjipto (Indonesia). The model has a pointy flap that forms a convenient pocket into which a love message or  romantic invitation can be placed.

Additionally, I thought to add a small cat head as an expression of love for lady Coco, our beloved kitty.

The following step-by-step video shows how to make Brians’ heart and also how to fold and fix the cat head. Thank you Brians for granting permission to present your origami heart model.

Tips and suggestions for making the origami cat love

  • Use thin paper such as ‘Kami’.
  • Two squares of paper are needed, one for the heart and one for the cat head.
  • The side of the square used for the cat head should be half of the side of the square used for the body.
  • A 6 x 6-inch (15 × 15cm) piece of paper or bigger is perfect for the heart.
  • A 3 x 3-inch (7.5 x.7.5cm) piece of paper is the corresponding size for the cat.
  • The finished heart shows only one side of the paper. It isn’t necessary to use paper with a different color on each side.
  • The cat head does show both sides of the paper. For a great effect use paper with different color on each side.

origami-Cat-love-560sq. . . . . . . . . .Coco-catLady Coco, queen of hearts, sleeps in one of her beds.

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Do you want to make more origami cats?

Origami Cat-Box –Version 1
Click here to view post and video tutorial

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Origami Cat-Box –Version 2
Click here to view post and video tutorial

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{ 18 comments… add one }
  • YERIBEL April 7, 2022, 4:07 pm


    • Leyla Torres April 8, 2022, 11:48 am

      Gracias Yeribel. Me encantaría ver fotos de tus gatitos cuando los pliegues!

  • Lynn Chang September 21, 2020, 12:58 am

    I’m writing a book (which I will be self publishing) and would love to include this. Can you advise how I might obtain your permission? Thank you. Lynn

    • Leyla Torres September 22, 2020, 2:51 pm

      Hi Lynn,

      I responded to you in a private message via email. Check your inbox.

      Thank you for asking,


  • Emmanuel July 5, 2017, 1:37 am

    Hola me has sido de gran ayuda. A mi novia le encantan los gatos y los detalles, y esto seguro la dejara pasmada. Muchas gracias

    • Leyla Torres July 5, 2017, 2:11 pm

      Hola Emmanuel, nada como el origami para propiciar un buen romance. Bienvenido a Origami Spirit!



  • Armanda Ferreira May 18, 2015, 10:17 pm

    Leyla Torres,
    são sempre muito interessantes os seus trabalhos de origami. Tenho aprendido e ensinado não só à criançada escolar, como a adultos.
    Grata pela sua partilha generosa.
    Armanda Ferreira

    • Leyla Torres May 18, 2015, 10:21 pm

      Gracias Armanda. Siempre eres bienvenida a Origami Spirit!

  • Amanda May 4, 2015, 9:06 pm


    Solo gracias, muchas gracias por compartir ese trabajo tan hermoso.
    ¡Hasta en origami los gatos son preciosos!!!

    Muchas bendiciones para ti y toda la familia.

    • Leyla Torres May 5, 2015, 12:59 pm

      Gracias Amanda, me encanta que te guste el trabajo. Bienvenida!

  • Annette Bussmann May 4, 2015, 1:03 pm

    Muy encantador y gracias por esta hermosa idea. Ya se han hecho alguna tarde gatito corazón.
    Muchas gracias,

  • Elsa Lucia Cabrera May 4, 2015, 12:48 pm

    Leyla, Muchas gracias por este tutorial facil, bonito y entretenido de hacer. Exitos en Alemania y Goza de tu familia.
    Con Carino,
    Elsa Lucia

  • Rosemary Browne May 4, 2015, 8:54 am

    Absolutely purrfect :-) Thank you as always Leyla for an excellent tutorial and for sharing the creation of Brian Tjipto; very clever and an FTF (Fun to Fold).

  • Ella May 4, 2015, 8:39 am

    Wow. Once I finished folding this beautiful Cat Love origami, I fell in love with it. It looks extremely cute. Good thing about this is that it is very easy to make. I really loved it. Thanks Leyla for this wonderful idea.

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