Fold the Floating Duck – Demonstration by Cliff Landesman

An origami duck floating on water

Cliff Landesman designed this Floating Duck -with seven achievements, from valley fold to sink. It is a special model because it is easy to fold, AND it includes all the basic origami folds.  An origami course in a single model!  Cliff first shared his Floating Duck model demonstration with Origamigos members as one that can … Read more

How to Make an Origami Tiger

Were you born in the Year of the Tiger? Maybe you have a family member or special friend who was born under the powerful Tiger sign. I have three Happy Tigers in my tribe, all born in a year of the Tiger. What do you think they’ll soon receive to celebrate their special year? Hint: … Read more

Happy Origami Rabbit – Use as an Egg or Napkin Holder

Looking for an origami rabbit? Here you will find many origami bunnies and other origami creatures! In addition to all the free origami rabbit tutorials you find on Origami Spirit, when you become a member of Origamigos (The Origami Spirit Membership) you will have access to an easy-to-follow video tutorial to make this Happy Rabbit. … Read more

Origami Crane: Easy Tutorial and Twelve Fun Facts

The orizuru (折鶴 ori- “folded,” tsuru “crane”), or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. The crane is a traditional origami figure, auspicious in Japanese culture. Legend says that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their heart’s desire come true. For those … Read more

Make an Origami Animal to Celebrate World Animal Day!

October 4th is World Animal Day! Folding an origami little creature we can help to raise awareness and improve animal welfare status around the world. Here is what Wikipedia says about this day: World Animal Day was originated by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sports Palace … Read more

How to Make Origami Cats

Are you a “cat person” by chance? Ever since our cat, Coco, adopted John and me as her family, in 2012, she became the ruler of our home and of the origami studio in particular. If you too are owned by a cat, like we are, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. In 2002, … Read more