Sunday, March 29, 2009

Origami sighting!

We were watching the movie "Con Air" on tv and there was a scene in the movie where Nicholas Cage's character was in prison and received an origami flapping bird from his daughter! Had to pause the tv to take this picture!

The origami flapping bird is sure a popular one. Last time, we saw it in the tv series "Medium".

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Creepy Crawly Origami Spider

Check out this 8-legged origami spider! Is it cool or what? :)

This one's still sitting on my desk coz it's still fun to look at! Do try folding one yourself! Here are the folding instructions:
Origami Spider

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Modular Origami Pinwheel

This is a great looking origami but does require some patience. If you don't mind having to fold the same unit/module 8 times, then you're more patient than me! :)

The assembly is a bit tricky initially but once you get the hang of it, it really wasn't too bad.

Find the instructions here:
Modular Origami Pinwheel

Monday, March 23, 2009

Origami Vase for your Origami Flowers

If you've made the origami flowers, then you might want an origami vase to hold your flowers. At least, I did!

I first made this easy origami vase with a regular 6" square origami paper. The vase turned out good but was a bit too small to hold more than one flower.

So then I used an 8 1/4" square origami paper and made a larger vase which held the origami day lilies shown below.

If you don't have the large origami paper, Amazon has some selection and there's a great 4-for-Price-of-3 sale going on. I've stocked up on the larger origami paper myself, thanks to the sale.

Find the origami folding instructions below:
Easy Origami Vase

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring is Here! Perfect time for.....

...Origami Flowers!

Below are the origami flowers we currently have in the site. Aren't they beautiful? Try folding one or all!

Click on the link below for folding instructions. Happy Spring!

Origami Flowers Instructions

Thursday, March 19, 2009

YOU asked for it and here it is!

The Origami Cube, that is. We've gotten requests for an origami cube so here it is. This is an easy modular origami. You'll need 6 pieces of paper since a cube has 6 sides.

Check out the instructions below...Try it then send us a photo of your creation!

Origami Cube Folding Instructions

Monday, March 16, 2009

Origami Rat-----tatouille!

I'm not crazy about rats but Remy in Ratatouille was quite endearing. And kids seem to love him. So this one is for all the kids (and adults!) who love Remy and Ratatouille.

It doesn't require many folds and it's fairly easy. Kids may need help on the last step, which is a squash fold to make the ears but that is really an optional step.

Find the folding instructions here:

Easy Origami Rat

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pop! goes the...

Origami Popper! Also called the Origami Banger, this is an action origami that I grew up with. You can make it with printer paper or even newspaper.

The sound it makes can be surprisingly loud. If you teach your kids to make this, you must be prepared to hear popping sounds at any time of day! :)

Find the folding instructions here:
Origami Popper or Origami Banger

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Not too late for St Patrick's Day origami!

Make origami clovers to show your Irish spirit!

We just uploaded instructions for a 3 leaf origami clover:

and there's also instructions for a 4 leaf lucky clover on the site:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wanna be a Ninja?

Then you need some ninja stars!! It's cheapest if you make them yourselves! :)

The instructions on how to fold this cool origami have been uploaded. We've made sure that there are tons of step by step photos to help you.

Go ahead and try it! It's sure to bring lots of fun!
Origami Ninja Star Instructions

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Origami sighting in NBC's Medium!

Did you watch NBC's drama Medium last night? If you did, you might have seen the origami flapping bird in this episode.

One of the drama's characters, a teenage girl, was shown to have a small collection of origami flapping birds.

Do you have an origami collection? Do share if you do!

We updated our origami flapping bird page recently and there's also a new video. The wings of this bird flaps really nicely! Check them out at:

Origami Flapping Bird
Origami Flapping Bird Video

Monday, March 09, 2009

Easy Origami Elephant

If you've seen the dollar bill origami elephant, then you'll know that it's quite a realistic but challenging origami.

This easy origami elephant is much easier and great for kids. One of our readers has already made this origami and send us their picture!

See their photo and find out how to make this origami elephant here:
Easy Origami Elephant

Friday, March 06, 2009

Origami Polar Bear

Remember the polar bear in the coca-cola commercial? This origami polar bear reminds me of that. What do you think? An uncanny resemblance? :)

This is a cute and fairly easy origami polar bear. You will need to make a squash fold and an inside reverse fold, which are just fancy names for fairly common folds in origami.

Find the instructions for this origami here:
Origami Polar Bear

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Do you have a fox face?

No? Then make one!

This is a good one for kids. It's easy and only a few folds. Try it with your kid!

Find out how to make this origami fox face here:

Origami Fox Face

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ladybug, Ladybird, ee-ther, i-ther!

let's call them lady beetles?! coz that's what they are!

Ladybugs/ladybirds are from the family of Coccinellidae, which is a family of beetles.

Americans call them ladybugs, British and Australians call them ladybirds and some pc scientists call them lady beetles. Now that we've the "ladies" settled, what do we call the men?!

Whatever you call them, you'll agree that this origami is cute. Do try it, it's not hard at all.

I used a 3" square paper instead of the regular 6" so that they're cute and tiny.

Find out the origami instructions for ladybug here:

Origami Ladybug