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Do you like origami hearts? What about origami cats? This sweet and easy heart is the creation of Brians Tjipto (Indonesia). The model has a pointy flap that forms a convenient pocket into which a love message or  romantic invitation can be placed. Additionally, I thought to add a small cat head as an expression [...]

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In the previous post I shared a delightful origami Cat-box created by Gay Merrill Gross. Using Gay’s cat as a springboard, I felt inspired to design my own version of this cat-box model. Filled with candy corn it will be a charming Halloween cat. It can also be used to make favors for a kid’s [...]

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Do you like origami cats? What about origami boxes? Gay Merrill Gross has combined two traditional origami figures –a cat’s head and a Sanbo box, and designed this delightful origami cat-box! This two-piece origami cat-box is the perfect model to fill with candy or other small items to give away as a present on a [...]

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If you make this origami sheep I guarantee you will fall in love with this charming paper creature. You’ll probably end up folding a flock! I had shown this origami sheep previously on Origami Spirit as part of an Artist Trading Card (ATC) event. And now I am so pleased to be able to share [...]

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In the 1930’s it is estimated that there were  7-10 million elephants alive worldwide. Today that number is considerably smaller and declining rapidly. PLEASE contribute origami elephants to raise awareness of the endangered status of elephants worldwide! The Zoological Society of London and Whipsnade Zoo are attempting to break the World Record for the most [...]

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This origami dog comes bounding along to join a growing family of origami animals presented here at Origami Spirit. According to folklore –and archaeological evidence, the Chihuahua originated in Mexico. But this particular origami Chihuahua comes from Spain, the country of origin for its creator, Vicente Dolz*. I love the whimsical nature of this origami dog  [...]

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A Graduation • A Celebration • A Legend  – by John Sutton May of 2014 marks forty years since my graduation from St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island. When I decided to attend our reunion and meet again many of my classmates, most for the first time in four decades, I wondered what I could contribute [...]

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 I recently dedicated a video about origami cats to my nephew, Emilio. Here I  share the thank-you video I received from him. There is nothing like seeing joy on the face of a child. My heart melts every time I see Emilio showing me his origami cats. “There are no seven wonders of the [...]

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Dear Emilio, I made this video especially for you since I know how much you love kittens and cats. Mommy has helped you make a paper frog, so now you can ask her to help you make an origami cat. I’m sure your Daddy will help you too! ¿Do remember my cat, Coco? I made an [...]