Mar 28, 2015

Origami Toys: Burr Puzzle

A Burr Puzzle is an interlocking puzzle consisting of notched sticks, that resembles a burr seed. It's usually made of wood, but here is a nice origami version of a Burr Puzzle that you can make with paper. It's a nice decoration and it's very easy to fold.
Origami Toys: Burr Puzzle
The origami version of the Burr Puzzle was designed by Barlaham Benítez Vargas "Froy". The diagram can be downloaded from the OrigamiUSA website (click here).
Each puzzle consists of six pieces. Here is another picture that shows a details of each piece.
Origami Toys: Burr Puzzle
The puzzle on the top is folded with 5½" (138 mm) squares of Wausau Paper Metallics, and the one on the bottom with 6" (150mm) squares of TANT paper.

Mar 15, 2015

Origami Flowers: Primroses

Spring is almost here. Let's celebrate it by folding some colorful origami flowers!
Origami Flowers: Primroses
The Primroses were designed by Benjamin Coleman. The instructions can be found in his book Origami Bonsai.
The vase is a variation of a traditional kusudama piece (video instructions can be found here).
I folded the flowers with 3" (75 mm) squares of TANT paper, and the vase with a 6" (150 mm) square of scrapbook paper.