Make an Origami Animal to Celebrate World Animal Day!

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 … Read more

Learn How to Fold this Origami Kitty at Foldspace

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 … Read more

How to Make Origami Cats

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, … Read more

Three Origami Figures to Celebrate the Spirit of Summer!

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 … Read more

How to make a Stay-Home Origami Crane

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 … Read more

Stay Calm and Make an Origami Ladybug -Free Video Tutorial

I am sure that you are having your own set of challenges and fears as we ride the crazy rollercoaster caused by the Coronavirus. I hope you are doing well, and that you are healthy! As a token of gratitude for your presence in my life, I have released an origami video tutorial to make … Read more

How to Make an Origami Hen-Basket

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 … Read more

Origami Blue Butterfly Boxes

I must be dreaming of summer and we’re still far from spring because lately, I keep thinking of butterflies. Whenever I see a butterfly I remember the warm sweet smelling slopes of the Andes mountains of my native country, Colombia, and that time a friend took me to the banks of a river and we … Read more

How to Make an Origami Pig and Candy Box

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 … Read more