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Make an Origami Bee for Bee Awareness! thumbnail

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 [...]

Make an Easy Origami Card for Mom thumbnail

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. https://youtu.be/GzyzlLbC5Vg Tips to make an easy greeting card [...]

Three Origami Figures to Celebrate the Spirit of Summer! thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make an Easy Origami Tree thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make an Origami Coffee Bean thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make a Tessellated Origami Flower thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make an Origami Star Flower and Variations thumbnail

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 [...]

Make an Origami Hot Pepper to Commemorate Wilbur Scoville thumbnail

Did you know there is a scale to measure the “spiciness” or “heat” of hot peppers? It’s called the Scoville Organoleptic Test. Today Google’s doodle celebrates the birthday of its inventor: Wilbur Lincoln Scoville (January 22, 1865 – March 10, 1942). While working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company in 1912, Mr. Scoville devised a test [...]

One Origami Box, Three Variations thumbnail

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed how much we love sharing origami boxes for all occasions. As with those previous box posts, I’m sure you’ll love this origami swirl box too! Jannie van Schuylenburg* (Netherlands), shared two variations of her lovely creation with me: One with a [...]