Make the Olympic Rings in Origami

Raise your hand if you enjoy making modular origami! You will fave fun folding these interlocking rings to make the Olympic rings or to make a slinky toy. Here you will find an Easy-to-follow video tutorial. The Olympic rings and flag are used by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a symbol to elevate the … Read more

Origami or the Art of Creating Meaningful Connections

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 … Read more

Make Beautiful Modular Origami Kusudamas

When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina … Read more

Make the Origami Star of Gratitude

Two squares of paper, a few minutes of joyful paper-folding meditation, a lovely mandala design… an origami star is born! If you’ve ever made an origami figure using the windmill base, this eight-pointed star should be a breeze to fold. I’m excited to share with you this origami star of my own design. I named … Read more

Origami Sunflower (1 of 2) -Bring Joy to Your Life!

The sunflower alone can be used as an ornament, attached to a hat, or worn as a hair piece. When you see a sunflower, what do you think of? I think of warm summer days, blue skies, bird seed, butterflies, bees, and Vincent Van Gogh’s vibrant paintings. I also visualize the intense and lyrical energy … Read more

Origami Flower -Beautiful, Easy and Fast to Fold

Origami flowers are usually easy to make and have the added benefit of not wilting –as quickly anyway, as natural flowers. They can be perfect gifts or used as festive decorations. This six-petal flower is made with three rectangular units tied together with a piece of wire or pipe cleaner. It is informally known as … Read more

The Mondrian Cube –Quiet Elegance and Mathematical Beauty

At first glance an origami cube might not seem as appealing as an origami rose or an origami elephant. But this origami cube, –known as Mondrian Cube, has a quiet elegance and a precise mathematical beauty that make it as much an object of artistic expression, as it is a challenging puzzle looking to be … Read more

Make Three Variations of an Origami Star

Do you like origami stars? From Italy ~with love~ Francesco Mancini* shares three variations of his modular model, “Cloe’s Star”.Thank you Francesco for granting permission to present these variations of your origami star in the following step-by-step video. Tips and suggestions for the modular origami star Use eight pieces of paper in the shape of … Read more

Make a Modular Origami Cube -Use it as a Photo Frame

If you made the photo frame previously presented on Origami Spirit, then you’ll have no trouble making this modular origami cube frame. Modular origami is a technique in which two or more sheets of paper are folded into units or modules. The units are then fitted together (usually without need of glue) to form one larger … Read more

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