Origami Turbine -A Super Paper Spinner!

Do you like origami toys? What about origami that spins, moves or flaps?  If so then you –and all the children in your life including your inner child, will love this origami turbine. Blow on on it once and let the fun begin. It’s a super paper spinner! If you’ve ever folded the traditional flapping bird, … Read more

How to make an Origami ‘Swimming’ Fish

This origami fish swims along to join a charming group of action origami models already featured here at Origami Spirit. It’s a fantastically fun origami model to make and play with. Hold it by the tail, make it swim, and you’ll delight children and adults alike! The origami fish is a design of my friend … Read more

Make Origami Horses for a Mobile

Do you remember ever riding a carousel in a park when you were a child? When I first saw this origami horse, cherished memories came flooding back to me. I remembered those times my parents took me to ride a carousel of colorfully painted wooden horses at Parque Nacional in Bogotá. It also made me … Read more

Make an Origami Mouse for Your Cat

Looking for a fun homemade cat toy? This inflatable origami mouse belongs in the kingdom of origami toys. It’s fun to make, can be folded in minutes, and your cat won’t waste a second before pouncing on it. My cat, Coco, loves to pick it up by the tail, release it, then pounce again. Watch … Read more

Fun Halloween Party Ideas: Make Origami Candy Corn!

Looking for fun Halloween party ideas? Here is one: make origami candy corn and use it to write ‘fortunes’ or ‘spooky’ messages for your guests. Below you’ll find some other ideas as well. As I recorded a previous video to demonstrate how to make an origami cat-head box, I thought that having some candy corn … Read more

How to Make a Modular Origami Magic Star

Looking for an origami magic star instructions? This magic origami star was the first modular piece I ever made over twenty years ago. I loved it then and it continues to be one of my all-time favorite modular origami models. Here is why you too will love this Magic Origami Star: The module is simple and … Read more

An Origami Jumping Frog for Simon and Luc

Dear Simon, Dear Luc, A little bird told me that you love origami! I am happy you have been able to follow the videos I share on Origami Spirit. This video of the jumping frog is dedicated to both of you. I learned to make this origami frog from my little brother, Luis, when we … Read more

How to Make a Paper Puppet to Enjoy with Kids

This paper puppet takes no time to make and will be a delight for the kids in your life. Parents, teachers, grandparents, aunts and uncles will love to make it! This talking puppet comes to join a collection of other fun paper toys featured in Origami Spirit. The creative minds of two origami designers came … Read more

Paper Planes Have a Crucial Role in Paperman Disney Film

Paperman is an Oscar-nominated, heartwarming story where paper airplanes are instrumental in helping a young office worker find a young woman he met on an elevated train platform in New York City. Love is *literally* in the air, and traditional origami plays a leading role! As I watched Paperman, I had this urge to fold … Read more