Three in One! – How to Make a Star, a Box and a Cube (S.B.C)

Do you enjoy origami stars? What about origami boxes and origami cubes? My friend Wenhau Chao has created a charming and ingenious origami figure that can change from a star, into a box, then into a cube. A geometric and practical origami model, this is an easy figure and you will be delighted as you make … Read more

How to Make a Paper Shelf –Perfect for Origami Models and Miniatures

Looking for an elegant and easy way to display the origami figures you make? Or perhaps for a collection of miniatures or toys? This easy-to-make paper shelf is a perfect way to showcase your treasures! The designer of this shelf, V’Ann Cornelius, used these origami shelves for the many exhibitions she helped organize at the … Read more

Video Tutorial to Make an Origami Egg-Laying Hen

A few days ago, I received a lovely packet of colorful origami paper. I first thought of trying it on one of my all-time favorite origami models, an Egg-laying Hen, a creation of Zsuzsanna Kricskovics. Even if you have folded this hen before, it’s always fun to fold and play with. Below you can watch … Read more

How to Make a Paper Starshade

This origami Starshade is a model of an actual device NASA developed to block the light of nearby stars in while observing their orbiting exoplanets. Making the paper model is fun and relatively easy. You need a little patience and some time. If you are new to origami, I have made a video with a … Read more

Origami Blue Butterfly Boxes

I must be dreaming of summer and we’re still far from spring because lately, I keep thinking of butterflies. Whenever I see a butterfly I remember the warm sweet smelling slopes of the Andes mountains of my native country, Colombia, and that time a friend took me to the banks of a river and we … Read more

Origami Spinning Top Brings a Spirit of Playfulness

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 … Read more