Questions tagged [origami]

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Different materials that can be used for origami

I really like making origami and have been doing it for a while now, and to be honest I'm kind of bored of only using paper (I must say I haven't really experimented with different kinds of paper yet: ...
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Is it possible to make a collapsible origami bellow/sleeve without using glue?

Is it possible to make a collapsible origami bellow/sleeve without using glue? I am interested in that because i want to make a plunger engine that would use such a sleeve made of fiberglass sealed ...
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How do I fold step 3-4 in Maarten van Gelder's caterpillar model?

I have spent several hours trying to decode steps 3-4 of Maarten van Gelder's caterpillar model. Can anyone shed any more light on how to make that fold and the next one in 5-6? It feels like they ...
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Help needed to transfer bird base to stretched bird base variant in John Szinger's origami fox model

I am stuck in step 7 to step 8 transition of the foxy fox model by John Szinger specified in the picture below. Can somebody explain which folds are exactly being done to complete this transition? ...
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How does the step transition in this origami construction occur?

In Tanteidan Convention Book 13, Nautilus (186-197) (Link to extract: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QxtIK4txrjl4iz2ZHLOYuIJoFJtT-JFj/view?usp=sharing) I am unable to physically realise the fold ...
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Best resources to learn origami art immediately? [closed]

I saw one of my class fellows creating beautiful origami art work with paper. I was quite amazed, so I would like to learn origami art. Can you provide resources or recommendations on how to learn ...
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Paper airplane maker

There was a machine that made paper airplanes. Now my question is this: what’s the name of the machine & are there any pictures of same? I’m just EXTREMELY curious about this supposed machine .
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Can this origami figure actually be made?

In The Arrival, by Shaun Tan, the protagonist makes origami, including this bird. Can that figure actually be folded, as drawn? Or did the author just draw something vaguely origami-ish?
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What techniques exist to create larger sheets of origami paper from smaller ones?

What techniques (if any) others have used to join smaller squares of paper together to create, as seamlessly as possible, a larger one to work with?
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Irreversible Origami Envelope

In Patrick Rothfuss' novel The Wise Man's Fear, the main character briefly mentions that he has a way of folding a letter to be its own envelope in such a way that it is not possible to reopen the ...
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Which Fabrics are suitable for origami tessellation?

I would like to experiment (being new to this expression of Origami) with creating origami tessellation patterns using fabric of some kind rather than paper. If anyone has experience with this, what ...
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What kind of paper can I use in place of U.S. currency for origami?

Using U.S. currency to fashion Origami models is wonderful due to the paper's thinness, tensile strength, pleasing texture, and ability to provide sharp creases. However, the small size of the bills ...
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How to make the origami alduin made by satoshi kamiya [closed]

I tried to solve its crease pattern but it was very difficult. There are no tutorials for it. Can anyone help me
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Eric joisel origami [closed]

How can I make the Viking origami model by Eric joisel It's diagrams are nowhere given I searched at many places but no instructions or tutorials were available Can anyone help me out with the ...
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What spray product could protect paper against grease?

I glued a bunch of origami to a paper lantern, like in the photo below. I plan to hang it near the kitchen. But I'm afraid that grease from cooking will ruin it. Is there a product (preferably spray-...
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Extended Fortune Teller With > 4 Flaps

How would I go about folding a fortune teller with more than 4 flaps? I already know that it is possible to cut-n-tape two fortune tellers together to get this: But, how would I go about folding ...
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How do you make the winged sonobe module?

This is what a winged sonobe polyhedral looks like: Image from DeviantArt by Piplup-fangirl66 This should not be that hard but I cannot, for the life of me, find a resource online that tells me ...
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Winged Sonobe octahedron assembly

I can make a winged sonobe cube and the winged sonobe piece. I learnt to do this from our origami book. The book states you can use twelve pieces to make an octahedron. We have spent quite some time ...
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What is the right method to practice origami? Is rote-memorization correct method?

I love to find and learn Origami toys, but I can't memorize the steps. I often manage to learn models or just while playing with papers I discover a new model; if I stop practicing them for a few ...
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Is there a purist method to join/lock the edges of an origami magic ball so it's still squishable?

So, I've completed my first origami magic ball, but the youtube videos I was following end with using blue painter's tape on the inside to join the edges of the waterbomb tessellation together. While ...
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What can I use to quickly color already-folded origami?

A friend of mine gifted me a paper crane out of regular printer paper, and I'd like to spruce it up if I can do so, without having to just scribble at it with a marker for hours on end. In short, I'...
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How to make tree leaves suitable for origami?

I enjoy making origami models out of paper, but the idea of using more natural materials is also an appealing one. Tree leaves, being flat and foldable, seem to be an obvious choice, but the nature of ...
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What can I do to finish intersecting plane models with minimal buckling?

I might have made this too broad but I think this applies to all intersecting plane models. Simplest example, and the one I have actually tried, is the XYZ square. Image from happyfolding.com You ...
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What are some waterproof materials that meet my criteria for folding origami stars and cranes eggs?

One of my future projects involve folding A LOT of origami stars and crane eggs and turn it into a curtain. However, I want to insure that my hard (and very tedious) work do not go to waste by making ...
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How do I get my Envelopener to cut cleanly every time?

The Envelopener is a letter opener/paper cutter that's favored by origami folders because it cuts along folds precisely, there's no way you're gonna injure yourself, and it's highly portable. It's ...
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I'm stuck on Step 70 of HOJYO Takashi's Buddha… what does the diagram mean?

I'm stuck on Step 70 of Hojyo Takashi's Buddha (the one in the 6th Tanteidan Convention book), and I don't read Japanese: Clearly, from Step 71, I'm pulling paper around to cover the front of the ...
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How do I cut a perfect square out of paper for origami folding?

We've all been there. You think it's a square. It looks like a square. You fold it into a bird base, and well, it's that tiny bit off. And that error multiplies as you go farther and farther down ...
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Is there a way to make a complex model easier to fold during the learning phase?

I'm trying to learn how to fold Won Park's dollar-bill koi, but even with his Youtube video correcting his diagramming mistakes and the series of videos demonstrating how to fold it, I'm not getting ...
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How do you make curved folds in origami?

I was Googling about, and saw some images of Dr. David Huffman's models and the work of the Demaines, and was curious how one makes curved freehand folds with any precision. So much of origami is ...
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How would I identify the type of paper being used in a folded origami?

If I was looking at a piece of origami on display or somewhere where I cannot feel it, how could I identify the type of paper being used? I do not need specifics.
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What should I look for in a paper for a complex origami model?

I'm thinking of stepping up to folding complex origami models, such as those by KAMIYA Satoshi, HOJYO Takashi, and Robert Lang, but obviously 10" origami paper (kami) isn't going to cut it, as you ...
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How do I determine if an origami crease pattern is at the intermediate level of difficulty?

I understand the theory behind learning to fold a model from a crease pattern, but given that CPs are more a tool for designers than folders, there doesn't seem to be much intermediate ground between ...
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How do I know I've got the right amount of moisture in the paper to wet-fold origami?

I've only had experience dry-folding. The one and only time I attempted to wet fold, the paper disintegrated. How do I know when the paper's absorbed the appropriate amount of moisture for wetfolding,...