ABC to Z Alphabet Origami Challenge – Letter Z

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 Z.

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 Z (Week 26 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 or include the letter Z (For this letter we are flexible!).

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

Zig Zag (Tutorial)ZenZodiac
Zinnia (Tutorial)ZebraZucchini
Zoo (Tutorial)ZebuZither
ZipperZenith Zinfandel

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

  • Spell out the word related to your model. eg: Z 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 ‘Z’ 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 Z

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 Zantedeschia • Folder: Nima Mankar (Designer: Leyla Torres)
02 Origami Zebra • Folder: Mary Ellen Palmeri (Designer: John Montroll)
03 Origami Zippy Bathing Suits • Folder: Susan Townsend (Designer: x)
04 Origami Zen Budha • Folder: Júlíus A Björnsson (Designer: Neal Elias)
05 Origami Zinnia • Folder: Michel Lucas (Designer: Aldos Marcell)
06 Origami Zero Fighter • Folder: Colin Webb (Designer: Satoshi Kamiya)
07 Origami Zeal Cranes • Folder: Bonnie Tarses (Designer: Traditional)
08 Origami Zoo Welcoming Celebrity • Folder: Irmin Samudera (Designer: various)
09 Origami Zodl’s Cube Illusion • Folder: Carol Hodsdon (Designer: Evan Zodl)
10 Origami ZZZ • Folder: Yeribel Iriarte (Designer: Taichiro Hasegawa)
11 Origami ZigZag Cube • Folder: Mahura Gupta (Designer: s)
12 Origami Zebra • Folder: Fabrizio Pianosi (Designer: Yoshimasa Tsuruta )
13 Origami Zen Peace of Folding • Folder: Steve Vinik (Designer: Maria Sinayskaya)
14 Origami Ziploc Bag • Folder: Lisa Dunlap (Designers: Fujimoto, Sterne, Kennedy, Song)
15 Origami Zebra Pattern • Folder: Nadime Sequeira (Designer: Traditional)
16 Origami Zorros • Folder: Francesco Brotzu (Designers: Pianosi, Forcher, Terry, and Komatsu)
17 Origami Zap Shazam • Folder: JT Buitrago (Designer: John Montroll)
18 Origami Zig Zag Folding • Folder: Hisako Tanji (Designer:Fumiaki Kawahata)
20 Origami Zoo Escape • Folder: Steve Vinik (Designers: Montroll, Kasahara, Vinik)
21 Origami ZigZag Box • Folder: Mona Bhardwaj (Designer: Traditional)
22 Zhang Origami Koi • Folder: Tara Woltjen (Designer:?)
23 Origami ZigZag Box • Folder: Angela Albers (Designer:Jun Maekawa)
23 Origami Zoorassic Park • Folder: Joy Lin (Designer: Saku B)
24 Origami ABC • Folder: Francesco Brotzu (Designer: various)

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