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Tiny Origami
Part 1: I introduce some basic ideas and fold the first large model.


Part 2: I go down to the smaller scales with a model of a Fox. The fox model is from Origami Omnibus by Kunihiko Kasahara, which has the full instructions.


Part 3: I go back to make a larger model using thicker paper to simulate the effects that will happen with the smaller scales.


Part 4: I scale down the crane model to small scales.


Part 5: I go to smaller scales with a dinosaur model (a loch ness monster type dinosaur).


Part 6: I make an even smaller crane model and conclude the series.
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Since high school I've liked to make tiny little origami thingies. Well, a while back my wife read an article liked on the Coast to Coast AM web site about tiny origami and I decided to share my own.

Here they are. A flower, fox, simple crane, traditional crane, and loch ness monster (or dinosaur).

The original article was:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/7166758/Tiny-origami-models-created-by-Mui-Ling-Teh.html

Some background for you: I used to fold origami in class and my teachers didn't like it. To keep from getting caught I had to make them smaller and smaller. I would then leave them on my desk at the end of class as a present for whomever came by next. This also meant I couldn't use tools or special paper, so these are made by hand with printer paper.
<p>I have an obsession with miniature things and I also love origami. This is an awesome combo of the two! Too bad I don't know how to make it. A step by step folding tutorial would be nice. </p>
Thank you! Which model were you looking for instructions on?
<p>Honestly any of them would be nice. :) Especially the traditional crane and the fox.</p>
Ah, the crane is a classic. The fox is a favorite.<br>I have video instructions for making the tiny origami here:<br>https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Tiny-Origami-Techniques-Remixed/<br><br>For a text and picture, this is a nice crane:<br>http://www.origamiway.com/origami-crane.shtml<br><br>The fox is from a book called Origami Omnibus, Paper Folding for Everybody by Kunihiko Kasahara and it's a great book to get for lots of cool models.<br><br>Hopefully I'll get some more models up soon!
Omg I do this a lot I once made mini ninja star earrings also I find that they hate when u draw also :/
<p>Wonderful! I would love if you posted a pic of that! I like to make this ninja star that slides out to a ring, but I make it larger so I can write hidden messages inside it. I'll post pics if I find one I had made.</p>
<p>Thats awesome. I showed a bunch of people my crane until some idiot threw it to the ground and crushed it.</p>
I'm sorry to hear that. there trends to always be that one person that wants to bring you down to their level. I've found the best response is to make a new one, and make it even better! Never stay down.
<p>Made this at school :)</p>
<p>Very nicely done!</p>
Oops I put also twice
<p>I won't tell if you don't. :-)</p>
Sorry my internet is a little slow <br>
<p>No worries! Happens to us all.</p>
Um.., it's not clicking the link :(
Um.., it's not clicking the link :(
Um.., it's not clicking the link :(
What kind of paper and tools are you using for these? You should make an Instructable showing your process.
I've poasted th instrcutions for how to make the tiny origami. <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Very-Tiny-Origami/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Very-Tiny-Origami/</a>
Believe it or not I actually didn't use tools except my ninja fingernails and the paper is standard printer paper. <br> <br>I used to fold origami in class and my teachers didn't like it. To keep from getting caught I had to make them smaller and smaller. I would then leave them on my desk at the end of class as a present for whomever came by next. <br> <br>I have a couple other instructables in the queue but I will try to make a video on the techniques I used. <br> <br>I'm not sure if I could make it smaller with lighter paper and tweezers but probably.
Lol I have been folding origami and kirigami for 9 years now and know exactly what you mean about teachers not liking it ... I actually came to the same conclusion that smaller makes it easier to hide lol my tiniest fold to date was a horse about 1 to 1.5 cm keep folding ^^

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