Make an Origami Ladybug and Bring Yourself Good Luck!

Has someone ever asked you “What is origami good for”? What they might be really saying with this question is: “Aren’t you wasting your time with such child’s play?” If this ever happens, here are a few possible replies: Origami improves memory, motor skills, and self-esteem. Origami teaches patience and perseverance. Origami is poetry and … Read more

How to Make a Cute and Easy Origami Heart

Is someone’s birthday around the corner? How about Mother’s day? Who’s your Valentine? Maybe you need a Thank-You note?  What better way to express love, joy or appreciation than with an adorable origami heart. This origami heart model is a classic design and the creation of Francis Ow, an origami master known for his excellent work on modular … Read more

Easy Origami Swan Dish -Use it for Many Festive Occasions!

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 … Read more

Origami Lion Love

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 … Read more

Make an Origami Hot Pepper to Commemorate Wilbur Scoville

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 … Read more

How to Make an Origami Heart-Box

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Make the Origami Star of Gratitude

Two squares of paper, a few minutes of joyful paper-folding meditation, a lovely mandala design… 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 named … Read more

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