Winter Solstice Origami Festival –Let’s Celebrate the Holidays!

Origami is not only about the art of folding paper, but also about generosity in the act of sharing our practice with others. Through this gesture of sharing and caring, we can bridge islands of isolation and cultivate a more connected world. At the end of the year, many of us around the globe participate … Read more

What Origami do I Fold Today? Get some Inspiration here!

You love origami! You want to make something today but you’re having a hard time deciding what to fold. Since there are so many tutorials, so many books, and thousands of model choices, sometimes we just can’t make up our minds about what choice to make. Here I share with you nineteen origami prompts to … Read more

Make an Origami Bee for Bee Awareness!

Bees are under threat of extinction! Make an origami bee and contribute to raising awareness of the importance of bees as pollinators of many of the nutritious fruits, vegetables, and seeds we rely on. May 20th is World Bee Day • September is National Honey Month in the USA. Watch the video below to make … Read more

Make an Easy Origami Card for Mom

Do you need to make an easy greeting card for Mom? Here is an idea on how to use this origami flower to make a quick greeting card. Watch the following video for tips and ideas on how to easily make a card and write your message. Tips to make an easy greeting card for … Read more

Three Origami Figures to Celebrate the Spirit of Summer!

I love summer! Do you love summer too? I have been enjoying the summer here in Vermont this year. It is a place that is my home, and always a source of great pleasure. With almost nine months of cold or freezing weather during the other three seasons, and having been born in a tropical … Read more

How to Make an Easy Origami Tree

Trees symbolize the maternal attributes of protection, nurturing energies, stability, shelter and security. This puffy tree joins the collection of origami trees presented previously in Origami Spirit. This origami tree can be a good complement to this origami house.  This origami tree is my own design and you can learn how to make it in … Read more

How to Make an Origami Coffee Bean

Who can resist the aroma of freshly brewed coffee on a cool morning or rainy late afternoon? Born and raised in Colombia, a coffee-growing country, I remember helping my grandmother, Mamá Ana, pick coffee berries from her coffee bushes as a young child. I had to pick carefully and select only those berries that were red … Read more

How to Make a Tessellated Origami Flower

Geometric Origami flowers appeal to our sense of beauty and offer an experience of meditative mathematical repetition. This flower, designed by David Martínez, is an exquisite example of using the principles of folded tessellations. Origami tessellations are mosaic-styled designs folded from a single sheet of paper creating a repeating pattern of folded and pleated shapes. This tessellated … Read more

How to Make an Origami Star Flower and Variations

Are you a fan of five? At Origami Spirit we have featured some lovely models made from a pentagon, and now we’d like to present the Star Flower, a new pentagonal origami model. Did you know that the largest largest number of flower families is five-petaled? The number five may be found all around: five senses, five … Read more