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Origami models representing humans or related to the human figure

Christmas Origami, How to Make a Saint Nicholas thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make a Paper Puppet to Enjoy with Kids thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make a Fun Origami Santa Claus Puppet thumbnail

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 [...]

How to Make an Origami Santa Gift Box thumbnail

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 [...]

Virgin and Child thumbnail

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 [...]

A Gift for Your Dentist thumbnail

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 [...]