A model design of Leyla Torres
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In this Olympic Torch tutorial, you will learn how to fold two versions. You will also learn how to make the Olympic rings, which were inspired by a modular ring created by Laural Kruskal.
One of our members suggested that this Olympic torch can be turned into a rocket by turning the torch upside down!
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Tips and suggestions for making the Olympic Torch
- To make the torch you need two pieces of paper, one for the handle and one for the flame.
- Cut two squares out of a letter-size piece of paper. Each of a different color. You can use Tant paper also. It is ideal if the paper is the same color on both sides. In the video, it is demonstrated with printing 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.
- Have a table knife or a spoon handy. You’ll use it to curl the paper.
- For the handle, you need to begin by folding a preliminary base.
- For the flame, you need to begin by folding a frog base.
Origami terms to note:
- Modular Origami Also known as Unit Origami is a paper folding technique that uses two or more sheets of paper to create a piece.
- Reverse a fold: to turn a fold from valley into a mountain or the other way around, mountain into a valley.
- Squash fold: It is when we open or separate two layers of paper, then press and flatten the paper to make the fold.
- Soft-roll fold: to fold the paper very softly as if rolling, but without making a crease.
- Lock: When locking occurs, an area of the paper is fixed at a particular configuration so that it stays in place and cannot be easily unfolded.
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