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This swan dish is the perfect example of versatile and easy origami. It will take you just a couple of minutes to make, and it can be used on different festive occasions! Filled with miniature chocolate eggs it is the perfect model for Easter. Because swans mate for life the swan is a symbol of loyalty [...]

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Touch the soft huge paws of a lion, tremble as you hear it roar! Brush the long thick mane, place a crown upon his head. Embrace this strong and regal creature! The lion symbolizes strength, honor, courage, royalty, and leadership. For many of us not living in Africa or Asia, a lion -like an elephant [...]

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Did you know there is a scale to measure the “spiciness” or “heat” of hot peppers? It’s called the Scoville Organoleptic Test. Today Google’s doodle celebrates the birthday of its inventor: Wilbur Lincoln Scoville (January 22, 1865 – March 10, 1942). While working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company in 1912, Mr. Scoville devised a test [...]

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Let me climb into your heart! If you give me a kiss I’ll turn into a prince. If I give you a kiss you’ll become a cute little frog. Which do you prefer? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As with any other holiday, it offers a good excuse to make some sweet origami [...]

Thumbnail image for A year’s Journal -Leyla’s Origami Worktable 2015

A few weeks ago I picked up the Sunday newspaper and on the front cover was a large photograph of white folded stars against a blue background. The stars looked like small people to me, and the image was uplifting. I opened the paper, and read. Some articles were difficult to get through, reminding me [...]

Thumbnail image for Star of Gratitude -6 Ways to Enhance it for Decoration

In a previous post and video you learned how to make the Star of Gratitude. The star has a central frame and also some convenient pockets to add inserts. Here you will learn some great ideas to enhance this model by adding inserts at its center.  And, among these ideas you will  also learn how to use [...]

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Two squares of paper, a few minutes of joyful paper-folding meditation, a lovely mandala design and an origami star is born! If you’ve ever made an origami figure using the windmill base, this eight-pointed star should be a breeze to fold. I’m excited to share with you this origami star of my own design. I [...]

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When we train ourselves to be creative with origami, we are also preparing ourselves to be creative in all other endeavors. Creativity doesn’t always have to produce whiz-bang-dazzling results. Thinking creatively can be a life practice as we go about our every-day routine. One way of being creative with origami is looking for ways to modify [...]

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One late-November day, three years ago, John looked out our kitchen window to see a small kitten wandering near the entrance to our house. He opened the door, picked her up, and carried her in. After searching for her owner over the course of several days, and nobody having claimed her, Lady Coco adopted us. [...]