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The Origami Page. Tammy Yee's Origami Page- easy paper folding crafts for children. Origami Resource Center: free diagrams, origami history, Sadako, book reviews. Japanese Paper. Origami for Everyone. Since this homepage is mainly thought for people who are new to the art of Origami, I spent quite a while trying to collect all the basic information you might need for making Origami models.

Origami for Everyone

I am always open for your options about what might be missing on my page. I know a lot of people have had problems with my description of the petal fold so I will try to create a better description for this fold which is very essential in many Origami models as soon as possible. General Information about Origami General information about Origami and about my way to Origami. Introduction to Origami Diagrams A description of symbols in Origami diagrams. Basic Folds Here you get the instructions for folds which you need for various models. Bases are standard figures, which are the starting point of many models. Preliminary Base Birdbase Extended Birdbase Waterbomb Base Fishbase to be added: Frogbase. Origami. Moving cubes. Shapescape. Origami. The Japanese art of paper folding is obviously geometrical in nature.


Some origami masters have looked at constructing geometric figures such as regular polyhedra from paper. In the other direction, some people have begun using computers to help fold more traditional origami designs. This idea works best for tree-like structures, which can be formed by laying out the tree onto a paper square so that the vertices are well separated from each other, allowing room to fold up the remaining paper away from the tree. Bern and Hayes (SODA 1996) asked, given a pattern of creases on a square piece of paper, whether one can find a way of folding the paper along those creases to form a flat origami shape; they showed this to be NP-complete. Origami tessellations and paper mosaics, Alex Bateman. Snowflake Ball Geometric Model. Amazing Paper part 2. Paper Models Of Polyhedra.

Sonobe module. Instuctions for making this model Below is the Sonobe unit, designed by Mitsonobu Sonobe, which I learned from Kazuyo Inoue.

Sonobe module

Above is the capped icosahedron which she made for me from this unit; you need to make about 30 units for this, but you only need six if you want to make a cube. Since this must be very well known, I'm only putting a very brief picture of how to make it. The second line of instructions gives a little more detail for the last step. Just in case you want more details than above, you can find some more diagams here and here.

Kazuyo first showed me a kind of stellated icosohedron made from this unit; and there are lots more things to be made from it. Sonobe links. J's stuff - Wit & Whistle » Blog Archive » DIY: Paper Cube String Lights. Swan. Umulius.html. Empress and Emperor Origami for Girls' Day- Hina Matsuri. 1a.

Empress and Emperor Origami for Girls' Day- Hina Matsuri

Cut out image along outer solid lines. b. With printed side facing down, fold up on line A. 2a. Fold diagonally on line B. b. Repeat diagonal fold on line C. c. 3a. Copyright ©2001 Tammy Yee. Print Empress Origami / Print Emperor Origami / Learn More About Hina Matsuri / To The Top More Origami Projects Menu: