St. George and the Dragon

A Graduation • A Celebration • A Legend – by John Sutton May of 2014 marks forty years since my graduation from St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island. When I decided to attend our reunion and meet again many of my classmates, most for the first time in four decades, I wondered what I could contribute to … Read more

Christmas Origami, How to Make a Saint Nicholas

We might have been born and raised on a mountain top, or on a beach by the ocean, or maybe in the Pampas, the Tropics, or Artic. We might have different celebrations and festivities, but no matter what stories we are told as children, what ritual moments we share with our close ones, these are the true … 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

How to Make a Fun Origami Santa Claus Puppet

Are you looking for something fun and easy to do with children this Christmas and holiday season? With this Santa Claus talking puppet you will be a hit with your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Imagine the joy and family memories you will create! Materials needed to make this paper puppet:A rectangular piece of paper … Read more

How to Make an Origami Santa Gift Box

Looking for a cute, easy-to-make Christmas present for family or friends? A while back I came up with this origami Santa and Elf gift-box idea, and it might be just what you’re looking for. The gift boxes are easy to fold and you don’t even need glue to make them!  They were inspired by a pyramid … Read more

Virgin and Child

On her blog, Vera Young has shared diagrams and an image of her interpretation of Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora Aparecida), by Emilson Nunes, author of this wonderful book: <br /> The dark-skinned virgin, venerated in the Catholic Church, is the patron saint of Brazil. Her feast day is celebrated every year on October … Read more

A Gift for Your Dentist

When I saw a class offering of an origami tooth at the 2011 Origami USA convention in New York, I jumped at the opportunity to learn a great model. It’s perfect to give to my dentist as a gift. This origami tooth is Marc Kirschenbaum’s creation. Marc is a prolific origami designer and book author … Read more