Nov 27, 2011

Origami Snowflakes

Snowflakes are very popular Christmas symbols, especially in the United States and Europe, where people will most likely have a traditional White Christmas.

Origami Snowflakes

The beautiful origami snowflakes in the picture above were designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki.  The diagrams are available in his book Greatest Dream Origami (ISBN 9784255005058).
I like them because they are three dimensional and quite easy to fold. My favorite is the one at the bottom right of the picture, that looks almost like a flower.

I would recommend to use very thin paper. I folded the snowflakes with hexagons cut from 9" (225 mm) squares of Pacon Paper Squares and 6"(150 mm) squares of Thin Crisp Washi Paper.

4 comments:

luciacara said...

These are great, Marcela - perfectly folded! Thanks for the info about the paper. I've folded them out of painted copy paper but it is too thick to make nicely small snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

Do you know where I could purchase this book? It's in only one library in the United States and I don't see it listed on any of the U.S. online bookstores.

Marcela Brina said...

You can buy it at The Source, the supply centre of OrigamiUSA. (http://www.origami-usa.org/thesource/agora.cgi)

plegándome said...

Muy bien plegadas, no conocía el modelo pero son preciosas.

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