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What Origami do I Fold Today? Get some Inspiration here! thumbnail

You love origami! You want to make something today but you’re having a hard time deciding what to fold. Since there are so many tutorials, so many books, and thousands of model choices, sometimes we just can’t make up our minds about what choice to make. Here I share with you nineteen origami prompts to [...]

Make an Origami Bee for Bee Awareness! thumbnail

Bees are under threat of extinction! Make an origami bee and contribute to raising awareness of the importance of bees as pollinators of many of the nutritious fruits, vegetables, and seeds we rely on. May 20th is World Bee Day • September is National Honey Month in the USA. Watch the video below to make [...]

Origami Crane: Easy Tutorial and Twelve Fun Facts thumbnail

The orizuru (折鶴 ori- “folded,” tsuru “crane”), or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. The crane is a traditional origami figure, auspicious in Japanese culture. Legend says that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their heart’s desire come true. For those [...]

How to Make a Cute Origami Dress -Fifties Fashion thumbnail

If you make this origami dress, I guarantee you will fall in love with it and you’ll probably end up folding a whole line of dresses to fill your closet. Who wouldn’t want a closet full of such delightful origami dresses! Since it folds flat, you can use it to paste on an Artist Trading [...]

Video Tutorial to Make an Origami Egg-Laying Hen thumbnail

A few days ago, I received a lovely packet of colorful origami paper. I first thought of trying it on one of my all-time favorite origami models, an Egg-laying Hen, a creation of Zsuzsanna Kricskovics. Even if you have folded this hen before, it’s always fun to fold and play with. Below you can watch [...]

Make an Origami Animal to Celebrate World Animal Day! thumbnail

October 4th is World Animal Day! Folding an origami little creature we can help to raise awareness and improve animal welfare status around the world. Here is what Wikipedia says about this day: World Animal Day was originated by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sports Palace [...]

Learn How to Fold this Origami Kitty at Foldspace thumbnail

Will you be at Foldspace to learn how to make this origami kitty? You are invited to attend the first Foldspace origami convention. SEPT 25-27, 2020 ONLINE Together with a group of highly regarded origami teachers, Leyla will be teaching this origami kitty (designed by GenHagiwara) Please note that my affiliation with the event is [...]

How to Make Origami Cats thumbnail

Are you a “cat person” by chance? Ever since our cat, Coco, adopted John and me as her family, in 2012, she became the ruler of our home and of the origami studio in particular. If you too are owned by a cat, like we are, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. In 2002, [...]

Three Origami Figures to Celebrate the Spirit of Summer! thumbnail

I love summer! Do you love summer too? I have been enjoying the summer here in Vermont this year. It is a place that is my home, and always a source of great pleasure. With almost nine months of cold or freezing weather during the other three seasons, and having been born in a tropical [...]

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