The Shirt As with all these designs, try to start with a relatively clean, crisp bill. It will make it much easier. All folds should be sharply creased. It helps to go over the fold with a fingernail on a flat, hard surface. Start by folding the bill precisely in half lengthwise. Fold the bill one quarter of the way in from each side lengthwise. Turn the bill over. Turn the bill over again. Fold a little less than one third of the bill lengthwise from the opposite end as shown. Now you will fold inward in the same direction, tucking the previous fold under the "collar" created in step 4. Gently unfold the previous two folds, keeping the creases. (This step is hard to describe, but it is actually fairly easy.) (This is a close-up of what the fold should look like when complete.) (This is what it should look like after both sides are complete.) When you re-tuck the fold you've been working on back under the collar, you're done!
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Recovered The Origami Page This section is intended for the beginner. It introduces all of the major folds in origami and shows how they are done. It also provides a large number of simple models that aim to allow one to practice these folds. By the time you have finished this section of my web site, you should be able to fold most of the models in the other sections. Part 1 Paper and arrows Most origami uses a single uncut square of paper, and this website is no exception. On origami diagrams, arrows show you which direction the paper is to be folded in.
Origamic Architecture: Stunning Sculptures Cut Out of Paper In the Japanese paperfolding art of origami, cutting the paper is frowned upon. But in 1981, Masahiro Chatani, professor of Architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology proved that papercutting could indeed produce stunning pieces of art. Along with his colleague Keiko Nakazawa, Chatani developed Origamic Architecture, a variation of kirigami (itself a variation of origami where cuts were allowed), where you only needed an X-acto knife and a ruler to create complex 3-dimensional structures out of a single sheet of paper. Origamic Architecture sculptures range from (the relatively simple) geometric patterns to famous buildings' facades. It's like 3-D pop-up greeting cards, but much, much more complex. Simple cuts can result in stunning geometric shapes - from Gerry Stormer's gallery (click the artist's name for more): Stairs to Paradise by Gerry Stormer (Photo: Carl Uetz) Diagonal Steps by Gerry Stormer (Photo: Carl Uetz) By Ingrid Siliakus, based on Escher's Cycle (comparison)
How to make 25 paper Christmas ornaments Here's a roundup of ornaments you can make from paper.Above left: I made with these instructionsAbove right: I made with these instructions (Update: this is now an old post; some of the links no longer work.) More: Printable snowflake 1 Printable snowflake 2 Paper snowflakes stapled together into something 3-D Not 3-D, but nice snowflake cutting templates Origami star Ornament made with circle cut-outsFlower ornament Ball-like star Ball-like... ballFlower ballGeodesic ballMulti-colored balls made this way, but fastened with wireMany-pointed star Mini star-shaped bookletGlitter star ornamentsMoravian stars Recycled paper ornamentCrystal ornament free download plus a gallery of inspiration Huge spiky star Origami Christmas tree 1 Origami Christmas tree 2 Kirigami Christmas tree 3 Happy folding!
ORIGAMI ARCHITECTURE PATTERNS « EMBROIDERY & ORIGAMI Baud and Bui | Kirigami-Origami, Idees de Papier, free paper Includes several paper and plastic arts in addition to origamic architecture. There are several pictures and patterns available as well as a biography of Masahiro Origamic architecture – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Origamic architecture involves the three-dimensional reproduction of architecture, geometric patterns, everyday objects, or other images, on various scales, using cut Origamic Architecture, pop-up cards and other kirigami. Origamic architecture and pop-up cards are a type of kirigami. 3d origami dragon pattern, make origami ancient dragon | Schwag Racing 3d origami dragon pattern >>> 3d origami dragon pattern. blue's Chinese 3D modular origami: Chinese Dragon – Diagram You follow the usual pattern of Free Origami Diagrams, Videos, Printable Models, Architecture Hand-selected Web sites for learning how to fold origami animals, flowers, and other creative models for all levels. Origami Papers (Pattern) Origami (折り紙?
Blogs Become a Member for free access to this and other files on the site. See the Membership page for more details. Already a Member? Turn the handle on the side of the box and the vertical shaft rotates back and forth. Look out for the owl model using this mechanism coming soon. Print out the parts onto thin card. Fold up and glue the side tabs on the box to make right angle triangle tube sections. Glue together the two box sides. Fit the base into the box Fold in and glue the four tabs to the inside walls of the box. Assemble the hinged plate as shown. Make up the two crank ends from double thickness card. Glue together the push rod and glue on the two crank ends. Roll round and glue the four paper tubes accurately lining up the edges with the arrows. Thread the second-to-shortest tube into the crank ends. Assemble the two crank pieces Finish up the crank pieces and glue them to the axle. Fit the shorter of the two remaining axles into the crank gluing them fully home in the square tubes.
Laser Cutting and Scoring: A Folded Shape Paul Haeberli Nov 1996 This project explores using lasers to score and cut material to create very precise and complicated folded patterns. To get going, I read the AutoCad DXF spec and got a sample file from the studio that provides laser cutting services. The program generated a drawing that looked like this. I transferred the DXF file to a PC floppy and gave it to the studio with the laser cutting machine. On mylar the scored lines appear a light gray color, while on paper these score lines are slightly brown. To make this shape, first the material is folded into a zig zag pattern. Then one side of the object is folded like this. Finally the other side is folded in a similar way to complete the object. This is the same shape fabricated from paper. It's nice to explore the possibilities of these shapes as they are manipulated. Perhaps someday we can model the dynamics of these kinds of surfaces on the computer. This is similar to the first structure, but fabricated at a larger size.
Paper Modelz - Part 100 Laser Cutting and Scoring: A 3D Surface Function Paul Haeberli Nov 1996 In this project, I construct a sculpture of a 3D surface function out of cardboard. The cardboard sheet looks like this after laser scoring and cutting. All the individual pieces are packed onto one sheet for efficiency. This part of the structure forms a rack to support 23 individual cards that slice through the surface function. This rack has 207 small slots cut into it. The rack is folded into a zig zag shape using scored lines on the under surface. Tabs on each card will fit into these slots. A binary encoded tag is scored into each card so the cards can be inserted in the correct order. Putting the first card in is a little tricky, but after a little while everything comes together. One down, 22 to go. This is the geometry of the tabs that fit into each slot. Next I insert the last card. Now adding cards is easy. Completing the entire assembly takes only about 15 minutes. Here's the final surface. I'm starting to wonder about other ways of connecting parallel cards.
3D Paper Owl from mmmcrafts The gifted Larissa from mmmcrafts is here sharing her amazing talents with an unbelievable 3D paper owl. Larissa writes… Left: art made with this tutorial, Right: art made with alternate colors (see note at the end of the tutorial) Hey, Craft Campers! I’m delighted to participate in this summer kid-craft lineup. This 3D paper owl art project is for you and your crafty older kids, say around 11-ish years and up, who can wield a pair of scissors, handle smallish pieces and follow placement instructions carefully. Moms: You can definitely young this down by cutting out the shapes for younger kids, and skipping the pop dots and folding. Alrighty young crafters, here’s what you will need to make the nighttime owl pictured above: Got all that together? Step 1: Print out the pattern pieces! Make a test print of the first page on regular paper and measure the guide box with a ruler to be sure you are printing at the correct size. Step 2: Score all your folds. Step 4: Punch out some circles.
Paper and Plotter: A 3D Surface Paul Haeberli This was one of my first projects in computer graphics. While an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, I found a Hewlett-Packard desktop calculator with a small pen plotter in the math library. I spent many hours programming it to draw slices of a function f(x,y) on 3"x5" cards. One nice thing about this is it can be folded flat. More recently, I've developed software to drive a laser cutter to make a similar model.
Free Printable Mini Owl Treat Boxes This craft is part of the 13 Days of Halloween project. Download number templates for the project, as well as the bug template for Day 3, in the tips and supplies post. Links to all of the crafts from this project can be found in the main 13 Days of Halloween post. This is it, Day 13! This little owl may look menacing, but he’ll be holding Halloween treats for you when you get to the big day. Happy Halloween! Quick Tip: If you’re pressed for time and want to speed up the process, you can cut 2″ wide x 3/4″ tall pieces of black cardstock and use decorative edging scissors (Fiskars Clouds and Scallop work very well for this) to make the feather ruffles, instead of cutting out the feather ruffle templates. Supplies Needed mini owl treat box template (277Kb PDF) black and orange cardstock a stylus, ruler, and small cutting mat for scoring the box template (optional) craft scissors glue dots and double-sided tape school glue a small paintbrush a paper plate or piece of paper Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Dissection Pieces By a dissection puzzle, I mean the kind of puzzle where you have several polyhedra, and you have to fit them together to make another. There are lots of simple examples, and then more difficult puzzles. For now I only have simple puzzles; but although they are simple they are still fascinating. Index The Pieces How they fit together The pieces Pyramid Tetrahedron Note, it's not too hard to do a little reversing and rearranging of some of the folds (making no additional creases) so that only one side of each sheet of paper shows, so you can make a model of a single colour even if your paper is white on one side, coloured on the other. cube with two pyramids sliced off Note, this ends up looking like a kind of box; there are various methods to make it more "solid"; one possibility is simply to make another of the pyramids, and turn it upside down and place it in the triangular openning of this "box". cube box Octahedron How the pieces fit together Puzzle One Puzzle Two Puzzle Three