An Origami House for Lady Coco

One late-November day, three years ago, John looked out our kitchen window to see a small kitten wandering near the entrance to our house. He opened the door, picked her up, and carried her in. After searching for her owner over the course of several days, and nobody having claimed her, Lady Coco adopted us. … Read more

Make an Easy Origami Bow-tie Card for Dad

I’d like to share again this traditional origami bow tie previously presented at Origami Spirit, and suggest that it be used it to make a handsome greeting card for Dad on Father’s Day. The bow tie involves only a few folding steps. It can be completed in less than five minutes. I’m often asked how … Read more

How to Make an Origami Mexican Hat

This origami hat is a whimsical accessory to the origami skull previously presented at Origami Spirit. It is also part of our series celebrating the Day of the Dead . In English speaking countries a “sombrero” is a hat with a brim wide enough to cast a shadow over the head, neck, and shoulders of … Read more

Make an Easy Origami Bow Tie

This origami bow tie model is part of a series celebrating The Day of the Dead. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, you will love this traditional origami bow tie. It can be used as an accessory for a Halloween costume, or to make a handsome greeting card for Dad on Father’s Day. Can … Read more

Make a Gift Wrapping Decoration

We all appreciate the of joy giving or receiving a gift. To enhance the wrapping of a present there are many origami models that can be used as handmade gift decorations. The gift wrapping ideas presented in this post are a departure from “purist” origami but they are a lovely way to add a finished touch … Read more

Make Origami Horses for a Mobile

Do you remember ever riding a carousel in a park when you were a child? When I first saw this origami horse, cherished memories came flooding back to me. I remembered those times my parents took me to ride a carousel of colorfully painted wooden horses at Parque Nacional in Bogotá. It also made me … Read more

Fun Halloween Party Ideas: Make Origami Candy Corn!

Looking for fun Halloween party ideas? Here is one: make origami candy corn and use it to write ‘fortunes’ or ‘spooky’ messages for your guests. Below you’ll find some other ideas as well. As I recorded a previous video to demonstrate how to make an origami cat-head box, I thought that having some candy corn … Read more

Ready For a Cute Origami Nail Polish?

Are your digits in desperate need of a seasonal re-vamp? Or are they in an urgent compulsion to make one of those cute origami projects? Whatever the case might be, this cute origami nail polish is perfect for a girl who wants to experience a little bit of origami glamour, and for a boy who … Read more