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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 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 [...]

Origami Chicken -It’s a chick and it’s a box! thumbnail

I just received and watched an adorable video of my two-year-old nephew, Emilio, playing the drum and singing Los Pollitos (The little chicks). Los Pollitos is a Spanish-language nursery rhyme and one of the first songs children learn not only in Colombia, but in many other Spanish-speaking countries (lyrics below*). In a previous post, we made origami [...]

origami prosperity hens; strand of twelve hanging from a door frame

This week and for the upcoming new year, I made a strand of twelve origami prosperity hens –one for each month of the year. It’s modeled after a similar idea, the multicolored prosperity hens, made of fabric and commonly found in northern India. Welcoming the arrival of the New Year I perform small personal rituals to [...]

Welcoming a New Family Member thumbnail

Today we baptized Emilio Torres, my nephew, and the newest member of our family. Here he sleeps in his father’s arms. On Emilio’s party cake we placed some tiny origami chickens –designed by Simon Andersen (Denmark). Find diagrams for the chicks at Hans Dybkjær’s website. Look for the file at the upper right corner of [...]

A Blackfaced Origami Sheep in My Mailbox thumbnail

When I saw Tony O’hare’s artist trading card (ATC) featuring a blackfaced sheep at the Origami USA convention in New York, I so hoped it would be one I’d receive during the card exchange. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. But all was not lost. When I arrived home after the convention I contacted Tony and [...]

‘Crease + Fold’ Reviewed – An Origami Book by Sok Song thumbnail

Crease and Fold, Sok’s Song first origami instructional book, presents a collection of models that will appeal to a broad range of interests. It features simple and elegant animals, functional objects, money folds, and modulars. •View photographs at the end of this post• The book is divided into four sections: Origami 101, covers the standard [...]

How to Fold an Egg-laying Origami Hen thumbnail

This Egg-Laying Origami Hen, attributed to Zsuzsanna Kricskovics, is a charming origami action model. It needs a cut at the end, which might be frowned on by some origami purists. This cut does not bother me at all. On the contrary, I think it is indispensable because the section that is cut off is used [...]