If you answered yes to any of these three questions, the Post-it Peacock could be for you!
3D Origami, Golden Venture Origami, Chinese Paperfolding, whatever you choose to call it, is an intensive form of origami which involves creating many pieces and assembling them together to create shapes, animals, flowers, and much more. To learn about the history, please see my first 3D origami guide.
3D Origami is notorious for its time-consuming nature. Sculptures can require thousands of pieces, like this 1300-piece peacock made by a blind man. But some of us just don’t have that kind of time, energy, patience, or amount of colored paper!
This sculpture only requires 122 pieces total, and is a great beginner sculpture. 122 pieces can be folded easily in under an hour (for me, it takes just 30 minutes!), and the materials are easily obtained in any office or stationary aisle.
Note: In this Instructable, as like my others, I will use white paper to denote when a step has ended so the colors do not distract.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 35 blue Post-it notes (makes 70 pieces)
- 18 green Post-it notes (makes 35 pieces)
- 9 yellow Post-it notes (makes 17 pieces)
- Glue (to secure some weak spots and prevent breakage)
- Mod Podge (to give a nice, shiny finish)
In every pack of Post-it notes, there are approximately 90 notes, so you could make multiple peacocks from your three Post-it packs!