How to Make an Origami Nativity Scene: Mary –Part 2 of 3

Sacred family in a Nativity Scene. Origami figures by Leyla Torres The figure of Mary is the second model in the origami Nativity Scene series. In my previous post, I showed how to make the figure of Joseph and described my delight as a child making the Nativity scene with my mother. Christmas is indeed … Read more

Make a Gift Wrapping Decoration

We all appreciate the of joy giving or receiving a gift. To enhance the wrapping of a present there are many origami models that can be used as handmade gift decorations. The gift wrapping ideas presented in this post are a departure from “purist” origami but they are a lovely way to add a finished touch … Read more

The Banquet – Leyla Torres and Eliana Jager

One of my origami bees flew out of the studio window on a bright sunny morning and discovered a delightful, tasty, flower garden. My niece, Eliana, and I created a stop-motion animation of this origami bee having a feast. These were the steps we followed to make the stop motion video: Eliana and I had … Read more


Sometimes origami paper can be a backdrop for something fun…Be open to your creativity! video: 33-seconds with sound