Archive for the ‘Origami’ Category

Just Around the Corner . . . !

May 10, 2018

Mother’s Day is just a few days away and if you are looking for a creative and inexpensive expression of love and caring (from a child/children to their mother) that just takes a little time (and patience), then why not attempt to create an origami bouquet of flowers?  There are several “types” of flowers you can try.  Here are links to some of the more popular youtube.com videos below.  Happy folding!

The Kusudama Flower Ball

Easy paper flower

Origami lily

Origami rose

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Tulips, a Sign of Spring!

April 10, 2018

Now that spring has sprung, trees and flowers should all be abloom.  If not, why not “make” a few of your own (origami).  Here is a video that shows you how to create an origami tulip!  Happy folding!

“Fold” Me Over In The Clover!

March 18, 2018

On this the day after St. Patrick’s Day (why not continue the celebration until Monday?), allow me some “free association,” if  you will . . . Saint Patrick . . . the patron saint of Ireland . . . the Emerald Isle . . . the color green . . . shamrock/clover . . . so, Happy Sunday and if you are looking for a fun diversion from your normal weekend routine and want to try something creative/artistic, how about giving this origami version of clover a try?  Happy folding!

Soaring Above the Rest!

February 10, 2018

Happy Saturday!  Looking for a project for the weekend?  Why not try this origami version of the bald eagle?  The American Bald Eagle, our national bird, is actually the only eagle that is unique to North America.  Happy folding!

The King of the Jungle!

January 9, 2018

So, lions have long been considered the “king of the jungle” despite not actually residing in the jungle.  Hmm, want to know why?  Bottom line, lions are “kings” due primarily to their raw power and strength.  Here is a challenging origami version of a lion.  Happy folding!

Spheniciformes!

November 9, 2017

Okay, I’ll speak English . . . penguins!  This aquatic, flightless bird lives predominantly in the Southern Hemisphere (only one species does not — the Galapagos Penguin can be found north of the Equator).  Here is an origami version that really does remind me of the Roman Catholics sisters (nuns) of my youth!

The American Bison!

September 9, 2017

Happy Saturday!  I have long been a fan of the American Bison, so here is an easy origami design (courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund) that you can use to create your own herd of these magnificent creatures.  Happy folding!  Here are the actual folding directions (in pdf format).

Creative Bookmarks!

June 5, 2017

Happy Monday!  Have you been looking for a fun project to create something really useful?  Try these origami bookmarks designs (one can never have enough bookmarks, right?).  Of course, you don’t have to create these “cute” designs if you just want to make a plain colored one — perfectly functional without the “cuteness” — but for a project with the kiddos, you may just want to give it a try.  Don’t like either of these designs?  Feel free to search for “origami bookmark” on youtube.com for other creative ideas.  Enjoy!  And, happy folding!

For even more ideas, check out this site.

Necktie of the Month – April 2017!

April 3, 2017

This month I will not be highlighting a necktie from my personal collection, but rather I’ll be sharing a video I found for an origami version of a shirt and tie using a dollar bill.  Very cool indeed (obviously, the cleaner and crisper the dollar bill, the more stunning the look of this one).  Good luck and happy folding!

Floral Arrangement!

January 8, 2017

Happy Sunday!  With the arrival of winter . . . and with it, shorter days, inclement weather, and the possibility of seasonal doldrums, here is an activity that will not only give you something to do, but should help brighten your day as well.  Who doesn’t like getting a bouquet of flowers?