Instead of the common "I love you" heart, why not create a 3D origami cupig that
is not only unique, but adorable as well.
This 3D origami pig took about 2 hours total to make and quite a bit of brainwork,
but the result is pretty amazing and will be something that that special someone
will cherish forever.
Step 1: Materials
just for contrast. If you want yours exactly like mine, you'll need 2 pieces of blue paper and 8 pieces of pink.
Keep in mind that every pig is unique, so you could totally go all out and make a rainbow cupig, a cupig
made out of newspapers, of whatever scraps of paper you have nearby.
-small black bit of paper (for the eyes)
-two white notecards (a cupig can't fly without wings!)
Step 2: Folding the Building Blocks
I used normal construction paper and ripped it into 32 equal rectangles by repeatedly folding the paper in half.
Step 3: Putting It Together
Pretty much, the openings on the pieces are where the pointed ends
go in. Each row consists of 23 pieces, and the rows are stacked together
similar to how bricks in a building are put together - in sort of a diagonal manner.
Step 4: Once You've Put Together 6 Rows...
This is a really subtle indent into the cupig, so if you want to skip this
step, it won't affect the result too much.
In this row, each piece is put on "backwards." The pictures illustrate
the step better than words can. Note that only this row has the pieces
put on backwards. In this step, you can also attach arms to the cupig
by cutting them out of paper and sticking them in a gap between pieces.
Step 5: Continue Building 6 More Rows
Step 6: The Ears
Step 7: Cutting Out the Wings
After cutting them out, tape/glue them to the back of your cupig.
If you want, you can cut out an "I love you heart," too.
Congratulations on making a Cupig!