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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 [...]

Thumbnail image for 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 [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Fold a Fantastic Origami Facebook Logo

There are many reasons why I like using Facebook. Keeping in touch with faraway family and friends is convenient; reconnecting with old friends has been rewarding. But the one thing I enjoy most is being able to meet and exchange ideas with other people online who practice the art of origami.  So, how about celebrating [...]

Thumbnail image for 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 [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make a Fortune Pouch That Your Guests Will Love

An alternative to the conventional fortune cookie, this fortune paper pouch will be a fun conversation piece at a the dinner table. If you’re not planning to have a dinner party soon, you WILL, once you’ve made one of these charming origami containers, and find yourself folding a handful or two. A fortune cookie is [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Easy Origami Box

There are many different ways to make origami boxes and containers. These models can be made with different shapes (square, rectangle, pentagon…) and with different kinds of paper. Even recycled paper is good to use for folding origami boxes. The origami box presented here can be made with rectangles of different proportions. A letter size rectangle [...]

Thumbnail image for Make an Origami Rabbit Heart in Less Than 7 minutes

The  rabbit symbolizes abundance, fertility, procreation, new life, spring, intuition, inner light, playfulness and joy. And everyone loves a rabbit, especially a fun and easy origami rabbit! This figure, an origami rabbit-heart, is a charming variation of an origami heart that was featured on an earlier post here at OrigamiSpirit. By simply adding a bit of [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Heart in Less Than 5 Minutes

Before moving to the United States in 1985 I knew almost nothing about Valentine’s Day. And to tell the truth I don’t do much to celebrate this particular holiday. But we all love finding a clever, easy-to-make origami heart! So, when I discovered this model I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show it [...]

Thumbnail image for Twelve Hens, Twelve Blessings for a Great New Year

This week and for the upcoming new year, I made a strand of twelve origami prosperity hens –one for each month of the year. It’s modeled after a similar idea, the multicolored prosperity hens, made of fabric and commonly found in northern India. Welcoming the arrival of the New Year I perform small personal rituals to [...]