Folding Help: How to Divide a square or rectangle into 3rds, 5ths or 7ths is here. How to cut a Pentagon from a square is here. Paper Money - download a 4x10 inch oversized bill (front and back) for demonstrating money folding to a group. Yami Yamauchi's Models: Diagrams for Yami Yamauchi's models are here in Yami's Corner. Models: Bookcase by Mari Michaelis PDF - diagrammed by Mari Michaelis. Angel by Tadashi Mori This adorable Angel inspired me to make dozens of them during the holidays. PDF - diagrammed by Mari Michaelis. Tissue Boxes: Tissue Box by Francis Ow This model creates a tall tissue box (family size) Model pictured on right PDF - diagrammed by Mari Michaelis Tissue Box V2 by Paul Ee Based on Francis Ow's model, this version creates a lower style box. Heart Dish: Heart Dish by Ildikó H. PDF - diagrammed by Mari Michaelis Website - More models by Ildikó H. Jedi Master Yoda by Fumiaki Kawahata PDF - diagrammed by Mari Michaelis. Alien by Riki Saito 8 Petal Flower Traditional Model
Chinese Zodiac Origami: diagrams for the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiacThe Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar; thus, new year day is usually in late January or early February and it is on a day with a new moon (no moon). For 2014, Chinese New Year is on January 31st. No one knows when the Chinese calendar officially began, but it is generally accepted that Year One corresponds to the time when Emperor Huang Di began ruling China (equivalent to 2697 BC). Thus, 2014 (after Jan 31) corresponds to the Chinese year 4712. January 31, 2014 also begins the year of the Horse. Of all the animals in the world, why were these 12 chosen? Rat is small but he is clever. One story says that Snake was curled around Horse's leg, as Horse approached the finish line, Snake quickly sprang forward and arrived before Horse. Chinese astrology is a 60-year cycle because it involves 12 zodiac animals and 5 Earthly elements (5 x 12 = 60). Origami Diagrams: Books about Chinese Astrology Books about Chinese Zodiac Origami
Joseph Wu Origamihome > diagrams > download For the PDF files, you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader. These diagrams are sorted by the designer of the model. In the description is also a ranking of the model's difficulty. In most cases, this ranking is based on my own assessment of the model's difficulty. Simple Low Intermediate Intermediate High Intermediate Complex Joseph Wu Jack-o-lantern [PDF] NEW An easy jack-o-lantern for Hallowe'en. Jack-o-lantern [PDF] NEW An easy jack-o-lantern for Hallowe'en. Armadillo [PDF] This armadillo was the result of a challenge by my friend, Paul Lalonde. Base for Kawasaki's rose (Calyx) [PDF] A set of leaves to be used to display Kawasaki's rose. Birdbase Chess Set [PDF] An exercise in exploring the possibilities of a single base. Do Yourself a Favour [PDF] A bride and groom set I designed in 2004 as favours for a friend's wedding. Eagle [PDF] This eagle starts with a frog base. Eastern Dragon [PDF] The much requested Eastern dragon. Formalizing Origami Guesswork [PDF] Xander D.
Marigami Paper CutsFinding your paper passion: Discover the ways people are expressing themselves through paper. Dog-ear that Book Now that I have a Kindle, I find I still miss the feel of a "real" book in my hands. Enter the unusual craft of Book Folding / Page Folding / Altered Books - create a clever piece of artwork from books that you might otherwise discard. Dragon Illusion While origami proficiency isn't needed for this, it will certainly make it easier for us to assemble this cool optical illusion by magician Jerry Andrus. Paper Illusion Is it magic? Quilling I finally discovered what to do with all those stips of paper that are left-over when I cut copy paper down to size: Paper Quilling. Kirigami Art made out of a single piece of paper, often folded, that has been cut into a design. How many times can you fold a piece of paper in the material world? Jacob's Ladder Yami Yamauchi has created a modular origami version of this puzzle, pictured below. Jacob's Ladder Optical illusion puzzle