Thursday, December 28, 2006

Santa on Sleigh

Just borrowed a new origami book from the library. This Santa on Sleigh is taken from there.

Beech, Rick
Anness Publishing Limited 2001

Monday, December 25, 2006

poinsettia card

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Finally, it's done. Sorry it took so long...
poinsettia: folding instrutions

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Tree Card

Starting the Christmas theme origami. Here's a flat christmas tree which can be used to design your cards.
christmas tree: folding instructions

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Butterflies, Oh, Butterflies,
Your beauty is so rare.

Butterflies, Oh, butterflies,
How could anyone dare.
to catch you and to hold you
against your solemn will?
They should just admire you
and let you have your fill.
of flitting here and flitting there,
gathering up your daily fare
of nectars from the flowers bright,
from early morning until night.

Butterflies, beautiful butterflies,
with so many colours rare,
it hurts my heart when one dies,
Yet, does anyone truly care?

For butterflies, butterflies,
you represent new birth,
from chrysalis until you die,
you beautify the earth.

thank you, lovely butterflies.

Butterflies, Oh, butterflies(Author Unknown)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Just irises folded on 5cm by 5cm sheets of paper. Simple and sweet.
iris folding instructions

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Here's a squashed ball adorned with silver and blue beads. These earrings were smaller than the previous models even though they have also been made with 5cm by 5cm sheets.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sweet Dreams

All I could think of after making these were that they looked really sweet. So decided to name them Sweet Dreams. Sweet dreams is a combination of 2 basic origami bases. The top half is preliminary base and the bottom half is waterbomb base. The waterbomb base is turned upside down to fit into the preliminary base.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Diamond Danglers

These are the modular ornaments made into origami earrings. Diamond danglers sway as you sway.

More new designs coming up later in the week...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Flying Cranes

Now you can wear the traditional origami cranes.
Crane as an ornament
Crane folding instructions

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Cutesy Cubes

These are made from the basic sonobe cube instructions. Each cube is made from 6 sheets of paper. 2 different colours have been used here. The preferred size for making earrings are 5cmx5cm.

I'm thinking up of new designs to create and hope to post one every week.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Jus Pinky

This is the teardrop ornament adorned with pink and tiny silver beads.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Red Fan-cy

Trying my hand at making origami earrings.. They are basically made from simple origami designs.

Here's the first, Red Fan-cy. Simple alternate folds to make a fan and it's ready..

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Here's another hanging oranment... It can be used to adorn the Christmas tree. Close up here..

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Modular ornament

A simple modular ornament created with four pieces of paper.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Here are two different kinds of birds made with a rabbit base. Note the tails are different.
Source: Origami; Sakata, Hideaki; Graph-Sha Ltd.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Morning Glory

Back from the holidays and greeting all with some lovely morning glories.
Source: Origami; Sakata, Hideaki; Graph-Sha Ltd.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Summer break

On summer holidays now. Will be back with more creations in about 2 weeks time. Have a good summer!!!

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Not the world cup but a drinking cup. Made with a square sheet of paper and very easy to fold. This actually holds water.

cup:folding instructions

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Dog, howling

Pinching the dog on the back makes a sound thus the name howling dog.

Source:Origami& Papercraft; Jackson, Paul; Anness Publishing Limited 1999

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sonobe 12 units

A variation of the sonobe cube done with 12 papers.

sonobe cube:folding instructions

Source:Origami - MM's Modular Mania

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Tulip has a hole at the base into which the leaf and stem is inserted. Several tulips can be made and placed in a flowerpot.

Source: Origami: new ideas for paperfolding; Gross, Gay Merrill; Magna Books

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


This is a sonobe plain cube. just added the 'numbers' (i.e. dots) to prepare the die. You can also have a colour die by using 6 different colours of paper. A good size for the paper is 8cm.
dice:folding instructions

Source:Origami - MM's Modular Mania

Saturday, June 10, 2006


This bunny is very easy to fold.
bunny:folding instructions by Origami Calendar

Friday, June 09, 2006

Box with lid

Used 2 square papers for this simple box. The lid was made slighly bigger than the box.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Another one of those which i remember doing when i was a child. Kids usually like this little paper toy. The 'photos' are drawings drawn on a number of small papers.
camera:folding instructions

Sonobe cube

This was done with 6 sheets of paper. There are many variations to this model. The very first kind of this was designed by Sonobe Mitsunobu, thus the name. I like the altenating colours and patterns. Hope to do more complex models in the future.
sonobe cube:folding instructions

Source:Origami - MM's Modular Mania

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


I don't remember the folding instructions for most animals. I usually have to look at the book and do them so haven't been able to post that many.

Source:Origami& Papercraft; Jackson, Paul; Anness Publishing Limited 1999


The 'flower' envelope was folded from gift wrapping paper measuring 20cm by 20cm. The resulting size of the envelope from this paper was 10cm by 7cm.
envelope:folding instructions

Source:Yasutomo Projects and Ideas

Monday, June 05, 2006


The bowls can be made in varying depths. Ths smaller bowl is deeper than the other one.

Source: Origami: new ideas for paperfolding; Gross, Gay Merrill; Magna Books

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Candy Dish

The inside of the box was just plain white so i used two papers to make it pretty. :)

Fortune teller (cootie-catcher)

A fun 'fortune-teller'. Children like this game. Slide your fingers and thumb under the four flaps. The fortune-teller moves in and out by moving the index finger and the thumb.
fortune teller:folding instructions

Saturday, June 03, 2006


There are 3 parts to this cactus plant. Green paper is used for the Cactus. The plant is placed inside a Flowerpot. A tiny Buttonhole Flower is inserted into the cactus.

Source:Origami: new ideas for paperfolding; Gross, Gay Merrill; Magna Books

Friday, June 02, 2006


This was done with 4 and a half papers. The half piece was twirled and placed inside the centre of the lotus. It helped fill up the empty gap in the centre.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Level of Difficulty

Due to the growing number of designs, I've catergorised them according to the difficulty of folding them.

Very Easy



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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I think it was my brother who taught me to fold this when i was a child. Simple and easy to fold.
airplane:folding instructions

Monday, May 29, 2006

Sunburst (small)

This is done from a single origami paper. Each half rectangle gives a sunburst. The earlier sunburst posted was done with an A4 size paper. It is easier to practice the design with an A4 size paper first.
sunburst:folding instructions

Sunday, May 28, 2006


This has a practical use too. Yes, you can actually carry small items in it. The handles are stapled so that they do not slip out.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


I learnt to fold this as a child. It is a very simple design and a good start to introduce a child to paper folding. If folded with a sturdy paper, it should float on water.
boat:folding instructions

Friday, May 26, 2006


The petals can be curled more with a pencil. This is also called a lily in some books. Make a bunch of them to have a beautiful bouquet.
iris:folding instructions


One of the first designs that I learnt to fold was this traditional japanese crane. Can be hung on a string.
crane:folding instructions

Source:Origami for Everyone

Thursday, May 25, 2006


I have always called this cube a ball. It is also called a waterbomb. Can be deflated.
ball:folding instructions

Source:Origami for Everyone



Made from a rectangle paper(2:1). Can be folded away. Hung on a string.
sunburst:folding instructions