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Do you love origami animals? Do you like origami boxes? A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from Rhonda, an Origami Spirit follower, suggesting the following: “I like the Cat and Candy Box and your origami tutorial is easy to follow.   I was wondering if you could make the same box but for a [...]

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Have you ever looked at your (paper-folding) hands and felt a deep gratitude for everything you can do with them? For you and your precious hands to exist you had a mother and a father, four grand-parents, eight great-grant parents, sixteen great-great-grandparents and so on. If we keep counting back the generations to the thirtieth [...]

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On a previous post we discussed how origami is a gentle activity that can shift our preoccupation with life’s challenges, and help us focus more on the present.  In the northern hemisphere, as the shortest day of the year approaches, I have to remind myself that the darkness of these days is temporary; that these [...]

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Do you remember the joy of getting into a costume and pretending to be a king, a queen, a cat, a dragon… some character of fantasy and imagination? Halloween is around the corner. These origami for Halloween will delight you and your love ones. Choose one or more from this Halloween collection and make them [...]

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Did you know that papa penguins are devoted dads? After the female lays an egg she must leave on a long return journey to the ocean to feed and replenish her energy. Papa penguin is left behind for two months to keep the egg warm and assure the survival of the chick. This adorable origami [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Remember the Steps to Make an Origami Model

We are having a blast in our course “The Joy of Origami”. Thanks to the magic and connectivity of the Internet people from many different parts of the world have joined the workshop including those representing Norway, Italy, South Africa, Uruguay and the United States. One of the questions asked during our first meeting was [...]

Watch this video and find out how you can win a delightful origami gift.  Mira este video para saber cómo puedes ganar un premio. Subtítulos en español.  Here is the link to the survey with the questions you need to answer to participate and be eligible to win the prize shown in the video. CLICK [...]

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Have you ever folded an origami crane? This delightful origami Mascot Monkey, designed by Ms. Tomoko Fuse, is made using the same base and is not difficult to fold. You’ll certainly fall in love with this monkey, but be careful. Just like the thousand paper cranes, you might end up folding a thousand origami monkeys! [...]

Thumbnail image for Make the Perfect Origami Box to Place Tea Bags

I love how origami brings joy to our daily life. My dear friend, Coriene Schiefer (Netherlands), shared a great idea with me to use this origami heart box. She made it to hold tea bags. Look at the lower right corner of the photo. Thank you Coriene! You’ll find all instructions and ideas on how [...]