Oct 28, 2012

Origami Animals: Elephant and Giraffe

World Origami Days started a few days ago (Oct 24-Nov 11, more information here), and Halloween is also coming soon (Oct 31).
Have you considered giving origami models as Halloween treats to celebrate both events?
Here are two simple but very nice models that you can fold for that purpose.
Origami Animals: Elephant and Giraffe
The Elephant was created by Nobuyoshi Enomoto and the Giraffe was created by Fumiaki Kawahata.
The models in the picture were folded with 12" (300mm) squares of scrapbook paper, but  6" (150 mm) regular origami paper will also work.

The instructions for both of them can be found in the book,  Zoogami; An Origami Menagerie at Your Fingertips, by Gay Merrill Gross.

Happy World Origami Days and Happy Halloween!

Oct 21, 2012

Halloween Decorations: Origami Spider

I don't usually fold arthropods, as they tend to be very laborious. But this spider, designed by John Montroll is a nice model, perfect for Halloween, and not very difficult to fold.
Halloween Decorations: Origami Spider
I folded the spider with a 9" (225 mm) black square of Pacon Paper Squares.
The diagrams can be found in the book, Bugs and Birds in Origami, by John Montroll.

Oct 14, 2012

Halloween Decoration: Waterbomb Pumpkin

Are you looking for handmade Halloween decorations? Try making this origami pumpkin. It's very simple and fun!
Halloween Decoration: Waterbomb Pumpkin
The pumpkin is an origami waterbomb that is dressed up for Halloween.
I folded it with 12" (300 mm) orange scrapbook paper and then glued black cardboard cuttings to make the eyes and the mouth.

The waterbomb is a traditional model. The instructions to fold it can be found in several origami books for beginners, and also over the internet (here).