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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 [...]

How to make a Stay-Home Origami Crane thumbnail

Have you ever folded the classic origami crane? Or perhaps the delightful flapping crane? If you have, you’ve had enough practice to try your hands at learning how to make this charming Stay-Home Origami Crane. This origami model is a design of my friend Ng Boon Choon (Malaysia/Singapore), also known as Ah Boon. Ah Boon [...]

How to Make an Origami Hen-Basket thumbnail

If you have been following Origami Spirit for a while, you might be aware of how much we love Origami Hens, Origami Roosters, and Origami Chicks! To add to the flock of paper chickens featured in the past, I’m delighted to present here this Hen-Basket, a creation of the prolific artist José Meeusen (Netherlands). You [...]

Make a Cute Papa Penguin and His Baby Peep thumbnail

Did you know that papa penguins are devoted dads? After the female lays an egg she must leave on a long return journey to the ocean to feed and replenish her energy. Papa penguin is left behind for two months to keep the egg warm and assure the survival of the chick. This adorable origami [...]

How to Make an Origami Rooster thumbnail

We can now say good bye to the Chinese year of the monkey and celebrate the Year of the Red Rooster (January 28, 2017 – February 15, 2018) To celebrate this New Year, I’ve designed an origami rooster, which is a close relative of an origami hen presented on a previous post, but this rooster [...]

Origami as a Subject for Visual Art and Illustration thumbnail

These past few months have been full of excitement and creativity as I explore paper folding as a subject for visual art. This slight change of direction is one that combines my interests in both painting, and origami. At the beginning of the year, I was looking through an impressive artwork collection on Instagram posted [...]

Easy Origami Swan Dish -Use it for Many Festive Occasions! thumbnail

This swan dish is the perfect example of versatile and easy origami. It will take you just a couple of minutes to make, and it can be used on different festive occasions! Filled with miniature chocolate eggs it is the perfect model for Easter. Because swans mate for life the swan is a symbol of loyalty [...]