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An Origami Resource in Spanish: Diálogos Origámicos thumbnail

Do you love origami? Would you like to practice your Spanish language skills? If you’re proficient in Spanish, my friend Gerardo Gacharná welcomes you to “Diálogos Origámicos“, an online text group to discuss and share your enthusiasm for paper folding. The group uses the Discord platform. For those of you who might not be familiar [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Lizzie Burns Uses Origami in her Anti-Boredom Campaign thumbnail

Origami is creative, origami is healing, origami is for anyone. Every single guest we invite to visit with us in ORIGAMIGOS has a very special gift, and that includes Dr. Lizzie Burns who generously shared every bit of what is special about her work with us. How lucky we were to have her. This excerpt [...]

Delightful Origami Boxes Inspired by Nature thumbnail

There are many ways in which origami designers have been inspired by nature in order to create delightful origami models. Flowers, fruits, and animals have all provided inspiration for many creative origami designers. These four boxes (with tutorials) are highlights of many boxes and containers presented in Origami Spirit . Have you folded one of [...]

Twist and Tess, Tessellations and More –Excellent Origami Book thumbnail

Have you ever been intrigued by the beauty of origami tessellations? Miguel Gañán, a recent guest in Origamigos (the Origami Spirit membership), shared with us his recently published book Twist and Tess, Tesselations and More. In addition, he demonstrated how anyone can easily approach the folding of tessellations. Floor mosaic, detail of the gorgone Medusa, opus [...]

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 [...]

Math and Intuition in Origami Design thumbnail

In an interview with Mark Kirshenbaum for Origamigos (see video and transcript below), he expressed his thoughts and experience about the relationship between math and origami design. I’d like to share an excerpt of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. You may be surprised by [...]

How to Make an Origami Hearty Santa thumbnail

Raise your hand if you enjoy making origami Santas! This delightful Origami Hearty Santa, designed by origami artist, Beth Johnson will definitely steal your heart! I don’t want to miss an opportunity to fold a Santa and much less this heart-warming Hearty Santa. As an additional bonus, the same process of folding this Santa can [...]