Feb 24, 2013

Easter Origami: Chicks

These cute and funny chicks, designed by Paul Jackson, will make a nice decoration for Easter. 
Easter Origami: Chicks
The diagrams can be found in the book, Festive Folding, by Paul Jackson.
I folded them with 3 ½" (88 mm) squares of copy paper.
They are very simple to fold.  I decorated the chicks with googly eyes, and used a little glue to keep the back of the models closed.

Feb 17, 2013

Origami Flowers: Marigold

This beautiful origami Marigold is a Toshikazu Kawasaki's design. I always enjoy folding flowers, and the folding sequence of this one is particularly pleasing, and not very difficult.
Origami Flowers: Marigold
The diagrams can be found in the book, The Greatest Dream Origami,  ISBN 9784255005058 (in Japanese).
I folded the flower with and octagon cut from a 9" (225 mm) square of Pacon Paper, which is the same color on both sides. Each branch was folded with a 2 ¼" x 9" (56 mm x 225 mm) rectangle of the same paper.

Feb 3, 2013

Origami Boxes: Square Box - Lily

The Square Box - Lily is a modular box designed by Tomoko Fuse.
Origami Boxes: Square Box - Lily
The lid of the box can be folded with four lily modules, or with a combination of lily modules and plain modules, such as the one shown in the picture.
The instructions can be found in the book, Fabulous Origami Boxes, by Tomoko Fuse.
I used a total of eight 6" (150 mm) squares of origami paper, 4 for the body and 4 for the lid.
I chose a thin paper (no scrapbook paper this time) because the length of side of the square left to fold the lily is 3/8 of the length of the side of the paper (2 1/4" for a 6" paper), and it has many layers of paper in the quarter that is connected to the lid.