Posts Tagged ‘fold’

Hello Birdie!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Here’s a great idea for making a mobile for a baby’s room … study … or … anywhere. Using Chiyogami paper we folded these birds from the Robin pattern in Florence Sakade’s book ORIGAMI – JAPANESE PAPER FOLDING.

bird 1

Using waxed linen thread we strung the birds together.

bird 2

Not wanting to perform a “balancing act” we simply hung the winged ones from a KIKKERLAND PHOTO MOBLIE.

bird 3

Tweet Tweet!

bird 4



Origami Flower Card

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Spring is here, and I thought I would fold some Origami flowers. I found a variety of origami flower inspiration in the book, “Origami Flowers” by Kazuo Kobayashi.

For this project I used the Morning Glory instructions found on page 23. It was a fairly simple flower to fold.


After I had folded a variety of Morning Glory flower sizes, I arranged and pasted them on a card, made of Nepalese paper.


This card was super fun and easy to make. I’m going to send it to my mom for Mother’s Day. :)




The Paper Architect

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

We love do-it-yourself books, The Paper Architect is a great one. It comes with 20 ready-to-use templates to create cut-and-fold-it-yourself buildings and structures. You can work directly with the templates supplied or photocopy them on to paper or cardstocks of your choice. Projects range from easy to advanced and a history of each structure is provided with the cut-and-fold instructions. The completed structures can be used as gifts or greeting cards. Build something today!





Kirigami Paper Animals

Thursday, September 17th, 2009


Kirigami Menagerie

Kirigami Menagerie

Another book we love is Kirigami Menagerie, 38 Paper Animals to copy, cut and fold. It’s terrific! Kirigami is a combination of two Japanese words. Kiri means “cutting” and gami means “paper.” Simply photocopy the templates onto the paper of your choice, cut the image out, score along the dotted lines, fold and viola! The instructions are east to follow and you’ll fall in love with every animal you complete. Most of the animals are strong enough to stand alone, the flying ones require twine to hang. All you need is a little practice and in no time you will be able to turn a piece of paper into a 3D animal!


Kirigami Animals

Kirigami Animals