Micro Origami




About: hgv driver but only because it pays more than I can make otherwise

as I've used aluminium foil salvaged from sweets it's not technically paper but it's as close a match as I could find.

Step 1: Master an Origami Form

learn to make a simple origami form in paper this is a pin wheel instructables on making it are available but I can't work out how to link to them.

Step 2: Salvage Your Aluminium Foil

find some sweets that are either just foil wrapped or have an easily separated foil layer. foil with a coloured or patterned side makes for a prettier end product. smooth the foil by drawing between thumb and fore finger whilst applying gentle pressure.

Step 3: Make Origami Form

use your learned fold pattern to produce a miniature item. due to the small scale I found it necessary to use tools a sewing needle for easing folds into position the edge of ca credit card to get straight creases and a match stick/tooth pick to open up layers.

Step 4: Eat Another Sweet

and make something else.



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    4 years ago

    Impressive! What size were your finished objects? I'd love to see something to compare it to next to it!

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    In step 3 there is a coin sitting on the finnished pin wheel it is a UK 1pence coin its 20mm diameter, if you click on see all a nother image of the finnished boat appears sitting on my finger its 12mm wide and 40mm tip to tip