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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, [...]

How to Make an Origami Pig and Candy Box thumbnail

Do you love origami animals? Do you like origami boxes? A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from Rhonda, an Origami Spirit follower, suggesting the following: “I like the Cat and Candy Box and your origami tutorial is easy to follow.   I was wondering if you could make the same box but for a [...]

How to Make an Origami Monkey thumbnail

Have you ever folded an origami crane? This delightful origami Mascot Monkey, designed by Ms. Tomoko Fuse, is made using the same base and is not difficult to fold. You’ll certainly fall in love with this monkey, but be careful. Just like the thousand paper cranes, you might end up folding a thousand origami monkeys! [...]

Make Origami Elephants and Help Stop the Ivory Trade thumbnail

Elephants need our help. Now! All ivory markets are a threat to the lives of elephants, and to stop the killing these markets must be shut down. In an effort to raise awareness and achieve this goal, the Wildlife Conservation Society is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most origami elephants displayed. [...]

Origami Lion Love thumbnail

Touch the soft huge paws of a lion, tremble as you hear it roar! Brush the long thick mane, place a crown upon his head. Embrace this strong and regal creature! The lion symbolizes strength, honor, courage, royalty, and leadership. For many of us not living in Africa or Asia, a lion -like an elephant [...]

Make an Origami Happy Monkey! thumbnail

It’s time to say good bye to the Chinese year of the sheep and welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey (February 8, 2016 – January27, 2017)! To celebrate this Chinese New Year holiday I’ve designed an origami happy monkey which I hope will make you smile. The Monkey is ninth in the 12-year cycle [...]

Make This Delightful Paper Bat for Halloween thumbnail

This is an origami bat with  great battitude and batsonality! It flutters into our spooky space to join a growing  group of  origami models for Halloween  previously featured in Origami Spirit. Jennifer Linderman –artist, teacher and a wonderfully creative friend of mine, is the designer of this bat. Folding it makes me wish to be a [...]

Oink! Make an Origami Pig thumbnail

Creating origami animals is always a magical exercise. Make this origami pig and fall under the spell of transforming a piece of paper into a charming and recognizable creature. No glue or scissors needed, only your hands and fingers, and a square piece of paper! Although the pig might have negative symbolic references in different [...]