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Make A Star Outline From A Piece Of Paper This page explains how to cut a star outline from a piece of paper. The first few steps are the same as the instructions to fold a perfect 5-pointed star. How to Cut a Star Outline Take a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper and fold it in half.Fold in half again to mark the quarter-way point. Unfold.Bring the bottom left corner to the quarter-way mark at the right edge of the paper.Fold the bottom right corner over-top the left edge.Fold the bottom right over-top the left side one more time. You will get a pizza shape.Cut a wedge out of the bottom of the pizza shape: cut from bottom right up towards top left.

Sonobe module Instuctions for making this model Below is the Sonobe unit, designed by Mitsonobu Sonobe, which I learned from Kazuyo Inoue. 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. 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) Origami Diagrams for Download These pages present diagrams that may be freely downloaded and used for personal enjoyment. While "traditional" origami models are in the public domain, the vast majority of published origami designs are of recent authorship and therefore cannot be published or used commercially without obtaining permission from their creators and/or diagrammers. OrigamiUSA is very concerned about protecting and respecting the rights of origami artists, authors, and diagrammers: please see our copyright page for more details. For all of the downloadable diagrams here, in general, the following applies: the work is protected by copyrightboth the creator (if not ‘Traditional’) and the diagrammer have rights in the workthis version of the work is being distributed by OrigamiUSA with permission, for personal use onlyyou may not redistribute it without permission from the relevant copyright-holdersfor redistribution or commercial usage, please contact us at copyright@origamiusa.org.

Star Books Tutorial Ya-hoo! Thanks for all the compliments and requests for a tutorial. YOU ALL ROCK! This is my first tutorial, so advance apologies for the wordiness and any confusion! Origami is amazing - the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers. Origami is An Amazing Art now "origamoney"... koi carp

Paper flower tealight Battery powered tea lights have been popular for a couple of years now. They are great party decorations because unlike regular candle tea lights, these are safe. This paper project decorates a tea light with a paper flower design made out of card stock and is easy and fast to make. 3D Heart Pop Up Card Template Copyright 2009 Templates are available in .PDF, .SVG, .KNK and .STUDIO formats. Kirigami is an art form where paper is folded & cut to create beautiful designs. Kirigami is similar to origami in that it is a form of paper art. The major difference is that in origami, you fold paper whereas in kirigami, you fold and cut paper. In the United States, the term "kirigami" was coined by Florence Temko. She used the word kirigami in the title of her book, Kirigami, the Creative Art of Papercutting, 1962. The book was so successful that the word kirigami was accepted as the name for the art of paper cutting.

Flashback: Woven Map Basket Maps can be amazing design elements, with all their intricately drawn lines and minute details. But what do you do with a regular paper map that is starting to fall apart from use? In CRAFT Volume 05, crafter Jane Patrick suggested we weave maps into baskets, a fun and interesting way to reuse castoffs and weave a little memory into a functional item. Check out her full tutorial here and pick up a back issue of CRAFT Volume 05, the Paper issue, in the Maker Shed.Woven Memory Basket Weave your vacation road maps into an attractive souvenir. Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago! But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them!

Pop-Up Cards & Other Kirigami Origamic architecture (OA) and pop-up cards are a type of kirigami. When compared to paper snowflakes, these paper art forms are like the “extreme sports” of kirigami. Kirigami Cut-Outs Most people will remember kirigami as the paper snowflakes made by school-aged children. However, you can cut paper to form masks, animal silhouettes, logos, and coat-of-arms. If you have the patience and tools, the possibilities are endless. [Photo by Marivi]

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