ABC to Z Alphabet Origami Challenge – Letter U

Participate in our ABC to Z origami challenge! Here you find paper-folding prompts to give you direction and ideas to fold and share origami related to the LETTER U.

During this ABC to Z origami challenge, we are sharing origami models or concepts related to each letter of the alphabet.Once a week, on Thursday,we announce a new letter and highlight some posts that people share on our Facebook group. You are welcome to join!

Letter U (Week 21 of 26)

You can share models that you have folded previously, or, you may fold new models based on the suggestions you find here. You can also use my prompts as a starting point to explore your own ideas.

The following are prompts and links to origami tutorials that start with the letter U.

Feel free to fold or include any other model related to the letter U that might occur to you.

Utensil (Tutorial)Useful (Tutorial)Undergarment
Unit Origami (Tutorial)UmbrellaUp
United States (Tutorial)UniformUmber
Ubiquitous (Tutorial)UnicornUpright
Unique (Tutorial)UruguayUrban
Universal (Tutorial)UglyUltrasonic

When you share your origami models on the Origami Spirit Facebook Fan Group

  • Spell out the word related to your model. eg: U is for________”
  • IDEALLY –>Write the name of the model designer, if known.
  • Share any other information about the model you can think of.
  • Use the hashtag #ABCOrigami

The origami letter ‘U’ and the letters for the word ‘Origami’ in the above picture were designed by Coen van Someren (Netherlands) and folded by Leyla Torres.


Origami ABC UPDATE: Origami Related to the Letter U

These are some of the posts shared by Origami Spirit Fans on our Facebook Group

Each picture is numbered. Look under the photo gallery for a list of the people who shared each picture and the designers.

01 Origami Umbrella • Folder: Yeribel Iriarte (Designer: Chiyo Fukuoka)
02 Origami Unicorn • Folder: Valentina Mannino (Designer: Jo Nakashima)
03 Origami Umulius Rectangulum • Folder: Germán Martínez (Designer: Thoki Yenn)
04 Origami Unstabile • Folder: Madhura Gupta (Designer: David Brill)
05 Unknown and Unfinished Origami • Folder: Laura Lee Paxson)
06 Origami Uiii Cranes • Folder: Katrin Zarrad (Designer: traditional)
07 Origami Unused Nails • Folder: José Tomás Buitrago (Designer: José Tomás Buitrago )
08 0rigami Unusual Necklace • Folder: Nadime Sequeira
09 Origami Balloon is UP • Folder: Angela Albers (Designer: Yuri and Katrin Shumakov)
10 Useful Origami • Folder: Hisako Tanji (Designer: David Donahue and V’Ann Cornelius )
11 Origami Unicorn and Umbrellas • Folder: Linda Liguori MacFarlane (Designer: Rob Snyder)
12 Origami upwards • Folder: Mona Bhardwaj (Designer: Mona Bhardwaj)
13 Unit Origami • Folder: Andrea Slade (Designer: Cube? – ART letters J. Nakashima)
14 Origami Unicorn • Folder: Francesco Brotzu (Designer: Jo Nakashima)
15 Origami Uccellino • Folder: F Pianosi (Designer: Jacques Justin)
16 Origami Umbrella • Folder: Valentina Mannino (Designer: Henry Pham)
17 Origami Unicorn • Folder: Brent Thacker (Designer: Rob Snyder)
18 Origami Unexpected Transformation • Folder: Joann Miller (Butterfly Designer:?)

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