How to Fold an Easy Origami Peacock

With this charming origami peacock Evi Binzinger (Germany)  shows us an example of the imaginative possibilities of a traditional origami model.  This peacock model shown here is based on the classic paper toy called “cootie catcher”, featured here in a previous post. What Evi has done is to modify one of the corners of the … Read more

How to Fold a Case to Carry the Multi-Use Folding Tool

Many people have mentioned how much they love their multi-use folding tool. With it we don’t have to carry a bone folder, toothpicks, skewers, or a pointer for teaching. It is a great all-in-one tool for folding paper. The best thing about the tool is that it reduces finger stress when folding many pieces -don’t … Read more

Eighteen Tools For an Origami Traveler

Origami Tools to take when traveling: Pens, hole punch, scissors, glue, clothes pins, clips

Origami is such a portable art and all I really need is some paper and my hands to create something special. But when I travel, either near or far away, I always carry with me a small tool bag of special and useful tools that often come in handy. Having this little toolkit allows me … Read more

Origami tool found in a craft-and-antique town fair

I happen to live in a town that was the place of residence of American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell from 1939 to 1953. On the second weekend of August, the town of Arlington, Vermont, holds a Craft Fair and Town-Wide Tag Sale. The fair is called Norman’s Attic in honor of their famous former … Read more