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Video Tutorial – Messenger Hen

A model design of Leyla Torres

Origami Model of a Messenger Hen, in paper. Designed by Leyla Torres

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With some modifications and different size specifications, we can have different uses for this hen:

  • A Messenger Hen –Can be made with a small piece of paper (6 x 6 inch / 15 x 15 cm) and hold a rolled paper with a message.
  • A Napkin Holder Hen –A larger piece of paper (10 x 10 inch / 25 x 25 cm) is used to turn this hen into a napkin folder.
  • An Egg Holder Hen – Can be made with a square paper cut from a USA Letter-size or A4

Inspiration Source

The source of inspiration to develop the Messenger Hen was a Hen-Basket, designed by José Meeusen available here on OrigamiSpirit.com.

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Tips and suggestions for making the Messenger Hen

  • Any thin and crisp paper is ideal to use for these hens. In the video, one hen is demonstrated using regular printer/copy paper cut in a square and another is shown using white and pink kami paper.
  • Use a piece of paper that’s at least 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm.) when you make this model for the first time.
  • The finished hen shows both sides of the paper. It is best to use paper with a different color on each side.
  • If you work with printer paper, the second video shows how to color the area of the head and crest.

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