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

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 [...]

Book Review: Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Art thumbnail

If you, or someone you know, loves origami, or paper as an expressive artistic medium, Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Art: Works by a Modern Master is the perfect book to add to a personal library, or to give as a gift. In this book, we find a remarkable collection of Tomoko Fuse‘s impressive work. Tomoko Fuse’s [...]

How to Make a Paper Starshade thumbnail

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 [...]

Origami or the Art of Creating Meaningful Connections thumbnail

In a previous post, I asked people to share how they got into origami and “how has origami contributed to your life.” In response, my inbox overflowed with the most wonderful heartfelt responses where many of you shared with me your story about just how meaningful origami is in your life. This gives me great [...]

Origami Blue Butterfly Boxes thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make an Origami Pig and Candy Box thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make a Traditional Square Origami Box thumbnail

Origami boxes and containers are fun to make and very practical to use. These models can be made with different shapes such as a square, rectangle, or pentagon, and with different kinds of paper. Even recycled paper is good to use for folding origami boxes. The square origami box presented here is known as Masu Box. [...]

How to Make an Origami Spoon thumbnail

If you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth, now you can make this origami spoon -an ingenious example of functional origami, and join that exclusive club of those who were. Many thanks to origami artist and teacher Nguyễn Tú Tuấn (Vietnam) for giving permission to present his origami spoon design in this five-minute [...]

How Origami Can Help You at the Market thumbnail

Many people love functional everyday origami.  While at the market one day with shopping list in hand, I realized I had no pencil to cross off items as I placed them in my cart. But then it dawned on me that I had a useful  origami idea to help me out. Watch this one-minute video to [...]

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