How to Color Paper for Origami and Other Paper Crafts When people become interested in origami they often ask what kind of paper is best to use. The short answer is that we can use any kind of paper including inexpensive recycled papers, and more expensive and unique handmade artistic papers. The longer answer is that choosing a paper for origami depends on the kind of model being folded and the effect we want to create with a particular model. To do this properly we must be willing to experiment and try different paper types for a given model. Office or copy paper can be a good choice for starters. With this type of paper we can fold a variety of models that are simple to intermediate in level. Dodecahedron Instructions with A6 paper This A6 Dodecahedron uses 12 sheets of A-sized paper. Take a sheet of A5 or A6 paper and fold it in half and unfold. Do this for vertical and horizontal so you can identify the center.Fold the top right and bottom left corners to the center.Repeat, fold the top left and bottom right corners to the center.Fold model in half. Tuck flaps A and B under one another so the unit locks together. Mountain fold the right and left arms down to form a pentagon. It may take a few tries to get it perfect but the better your pentagon, the better will be your dodecahedron.Make 12 units and assemble by inserting the tabs on one unit into the pockets of the second unit.
Origami Magic Box Folding Instructions This origami box can easily convert from a flat square to a box and back to a flat square like magic! There's a video that shows the transformation at the bottom of this page. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Mike's Origami - Free origami diagrams Hi! My name is Mike Bright and I'm 49 years young (as of 2012). Origami is just a phase in my life - which has lasted since age 12. I'm sure I'll grow out of it.....once I'm dead and buried. It all started with Robert Harbin's Origami 1, which I still have to this day.
Upgraded Origami Published on October 3rd, 2011. Origami, that awesome paper folding technique we all know about or have seen, has been a popular art form within Japan for many centuries and popularized elsewhere during the mid 1900s (Wikipedia). It is said to help calm the soul, build patience, and really good practice for building things. As the premise is to build 3D forms that are sturdy, look great, and hide all unsightly connecting joints, it is no surprise then the next leap from origami is something like…paper sculpture. Folding Modular Models - Polyhedrals by Francis Ow Folding Modular Models - Polyhedrals This page has many graphics and illustrate how to fold a few simple models. Due to its graphical nature, loading of this page will be slow. Modular models are where simple modules are first folded, these simple modules are then lock together without the use of glue to form the complete model. I have created many modular creations using different number of simple modules. I have also created many Polyhedral Models using modules.
paper star lantern tutorial I suppose it isn't exactly the right time of year for stars and lanterns, but I've got a paper folding fascination at the moment and so was drawn to a project I had wanted to do back in Autumn. During last lantern season I was looking everywhere for instructions to make these beautiful paper lanterns and couldn't find them anywhere. I ended up purchasing a lantern that was already made and since I've been struggling with some difficult folds and designs of other paper crafts, I decided to unfold the seemingly simple lantern I bought and figure the thing out for myself. Like all traditional origami, no glue or cutting (once the basic outside shape of the paper is made) are required.