origami

Trying to make an origami book.Does anybody have a pdf for the same??

Posted by vinitavij 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


paper origami?

Asked by jmanlk456 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what are the functions of origami?

Asked by pauluschristopher 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Origami or Zhezhi Sycee?

Does anyone know how to make an origami or zhezhi sycee its hard to find a video or a diagram.

Posted by NInja99 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Origami Jack in the Box

Somewhere I saw something about how to make an origami jack in the box and I was wondering if anyone on here knew how to make one that could sort of explain how to make one to me. I looked it up on google but only found a diagram that, for me, was very hard to follow. Can help me with this? Thanks!

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Amazing Money Origami

Making a shirt of of a dollar bill is a nice trick, but it's absolutely nothing compared to what Won Park can do with money. Check out his gallery for some insanely cool folding. Even better, he's made PDFs and videos to help you make the same stuff. GalleryFish InstructionsVideo tutorialvia Drawn!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laser Cutter Origami

The New Yorker printed an article about engineer/physicist turned professional origami artist Robert Lang. He's dropped by Instructables/Squid Labs to use the laser cutter to score curves otherwise impossible to fold; it's some neat stuff. This spawned a comment thread on using origami techniques to mold concrete for the Universal Nut Sheller. (Scroll up one comment for first post in the thread.)I don't know how long the article will be available, so here's the laser cutter's cameo:One clear, chilly day not long ago, I met Lang at Squid Labs, a high-tech research-and-development company headquartered in an enormous concrete building that used to be part of the Alameda Naval Air Station, near Oakland. Lang and his wife and their teen-age son live about twenty miles east of Oakland, in a comfortable ranch-style house that has a separate studio building in the back yard, where Lang works amid a clutter of math books, seashell guides, computers, and a menagerie of paper animals. He was spending the day at Squid Labs to use its industrial laser cutter to help him crease paper for some complex folds. He said that he may be the first origami artist to use a laser cutter, which he dials down to a smidgen of its power, so that it scores the paper rather than slices it. Lang was working on paper prototypes for two commissions: one for an interior-design piece to be made of metal, another for a leather fashion accessory, and on a design he was making for himself, which he didn't want to describe, in case he jinxed it. All three of the designs were so intricate that it would have taken him hours just to crease the paper in preparation for the final folds. He was using large squares of tweedy-looking mauve Hanji paper from Korea, which is sturdy but still slightly translucent, like the flesh of a fish.

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Origami Crease Pattern HELP!!!

I love origami... I have tried to use crease patterns to fold models but am having problems... I need a thorough explanation or tutorial explaining how to fold crease patterns. Thank You.

Posted by DELETED_PatrickSymus 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


9 - Step Origami

NOTE: try guessing the final result before reaching the last step.

Posted by JoudA1 1 year ago


How do I start a community origami club? Answered

After this summer I am going to be teaching an origami class to the public at my local library, but first I would like to create a community club for origami. Anyone know how to start a group?

Asked by CrafteroftheArts 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


why isnt there a section for origami questions? Answered

When someone asks a question there are topics like play and living, or workshop. then there are subtopics like knex, paper airplanes. I think there should be an origami subtopic in questions.

Asked by instruct39 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


do you have origami?

Asked by jmanlk456 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


So if Origami means "the art of paper folding", why do you sometimes CUT the paper instead of folding it? Answered

I'm just curious.  I understand origami means the art of paper folding, therefore why do we sometimes CUT the paper instead of FOLDING it? Shouldn't origami mean "the art of cutting and folding of paper" if we cut it too?

Asked by star_above_the_clouds 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


a special origami thing for school task?

I have this task at school about origami...next friday, I have to play 'teacher', and teach my fellow students some origami. the problem is, I do not know what to teach them. it has to be something difficult, but quick ( 7-15 minutes) does anyone on the site have an Idea?

Asked by necropolian 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


pics of models

Show off your origami here!

Posted by BuffaloNickel 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do you make an origami burger?

I've been searching and the only answer I've been given is a link to Ready Made website but I've searched the website and cannot find the instructions on how to make the burger (and not the origami burger set with the fries and soda pop and tray) at all!! Can anyone help me?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do you make a origami gauntlet?

I was sitting at school my teacher nagging me to do my work when I had the most enormous ideas I've my tiny brain has ever had... a mideval style gauntlet made of paper!

Asked by arbbitar 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does anyone know how many waterbomb bases are in the origami magic ball

Pretty much what the title says, and if there are halves of them, please count them separate

Asked by Sekiha_tenkyoken 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how do you sink-fold?

Asked by sparkspooky 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


New Category: Origami

Origami needs its own category. Seriously.  Yes, there is a 'paper' category under living and yes, there is a 'paper airplanes' category under play but origami deserves its own home. Even though I've posted a lot of origami in the paper category, I always feel weird doing it since I feel like Living, Paper is for stuff like making paper, books, cards, and maybe paper craft (though this should be under the play category and maybe have a section of its own too). I've also posted a few things in the paper airplane's category because it's flying origami but still don't feel like it's the right place for it. I feel like origami much better fits under the Play area (instead of living) and there is definitely enough of it to warrant its own category. Please give the orphan origami a home. 

Posted by sherrycayheyhey 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do i create an origami star box? Answered

 I have recently stumbled upon an instructable that i have been searching for about an origami star box.  Sadly, this instructable was of no use to me as the pictures were very blurry and the directions really bad.  So if you cold help that would be great!

Asked by Near24 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What Fold Is This? Origami Help

I'd like to try my hand at making this myself, but I can't figure out what fold it is so I can search for instructions. Does anybody know? Help much appreciated! - McGooglykins

Posted by McGooglykins 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Plastic origami earth puzzle. Template and instructions needed.? Answered

Template and Instructions needed for The Dave Swart earth puzzle. Plastic tesselations rather like the IQ Light. Goemetery models and slide together are similar

Asked by craftyv 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bladerunner Origami Unicorn

There were some instructions on the net for this but it was a bit awkward to follow. It would be great if someone could produce an instructions video.

Posted by SteveUK 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to make an origami cube folding machine

I want to cover an entire bedroom wall with origami cubes that are made up of 12 identicle pieces. The problem is it takes way to long and i want to make a machine to do some of it or all of it. I relize this may take micro prosessors. i have an old working overhead, 2 servos, and i dumpster dive all the time/ can get parts. any advise or is this to damn crazy?

Posted by unistudmuffin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Does anyone know where to find instructions for the Five Intersecting Tetrahedra origami model?

My computer won't load video, so I need some directions.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Parental Spam

#2 son, Conker-X, has entered the Shopbot Challenge. I doubt it's a top-prize winner, but he'd at least like a couple of comments from people he isn't related to ... Link to Origami Yoda. (Of course, a vote or three wouldn't go amiss, either.)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do i leave?

I think i joined on aciddent D= how do i leave?

Posted by Quenihana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


DNA twisted into boxes

A news article in Nature reports on a group that has constructed three dimensional boxes, including a lockable lid, from DNA. Using specifically designed oligonuclitides, the boxes self-assemble chemically from long strands of DNA in solution. According to the article, "It takes only an hour or two for billions of boxes to form by themselves."The article include both "artists conceptions" and electron-microscope images of the actual objects.Update 13 May 2009: The Nature article above has been put into restricted access. Here is a Science News report which is not restricted.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


is there a way to half the materials needed in an origami project but make it the same size?

I dont have very much paper, but I love to make origami. If I want to make something that usually takes 1 piece of paper, could I half that but make it the same size, and make it look the same?

Asked by mike95 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can someone give me better pictures on how to assemble the modular origami by mascimo??

 i made twelve of the little origami modules for this, but the pictures on how to put them together are very blurry. could you please either give me better pictures for this, or send me a video? anyone?

Asked by the poodleo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


kawasaki rose materials used succesfully not just origami paper?

Pretty ideas that will hold the creases but add a decorative touch to the design

Asked by craftyv 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Origami Space Ship - Video evidence!

It seems to be real!There is video evidence on the BBC News site - wind-tunnel tests of a folded paper aeroplane up to Mach 7!All we need now is the plan to fold our own...CrunchGear ArticleMainichi Daily News ArticleUnrelated article about boomerangs in space

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a program that creates origami instructions?

I am an origami enthusiast in some of my spare time, and I have several of my own designs brewing. Does anyone know of any software that can help in the process of creating the step-by-step instructions so that they look nice and elegant? Alternatively, are there any programmers that would like to team up on this project and create one? I have some experience programming and have some other ideas up in my noodle if anyone is interested.

Asked by BeanGolem 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


many many more origami

Well i have many more to come some are dogs head,house,doll,cube cube with spikes and much more

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



how do you make origami claws? i really want to make them.

They are like cones but do not put ice cream in them!

Asked by aemg01 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there any ez origmi for my girlscout troop? Their mostly beginners.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What happened to Golics?

What ever happened to golics? You know, the awesome papercraft women?https://www.instructables.com/member/golics/

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


A new folding door I just saw on facebook

I would love to see someone build this door.  I believe it is beyond my capabilities   http://www.viralnova.com/folding-evolution-door/

Posted by paqrat 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do I make a Sonobe Polyhedra with 130 modules? I can't connect them right!!!

Okay, so I saw this awesome picture of a Sonobe ball made from 130 modules, and I just can't seem to connect the peices to mine the correct way! Can anyone help me?

Asked by IHeartOrigami 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Post-It Origami, Bean Bag Couch, Make Plaudough

Post-It Origami Box Bean Bag Couch Make Playdough Munny Speakers T-Shirt to Sexy Top Remove a Tick Get a Free Yacht Build Your Own Guitar Bread from Scratch Cheap Art Cheeseburger Dress Memphis-Style Brisket Paper Walkalong Glider Eight Cord Flat Braid Reclaimed Wood Table

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


(newsletter) Origami Roses, Chocolate Truffles, Bath Bombs

Easy Chocolate Truffles Make Bath Bombs A Dozen Red Origami Roses Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers Kissing Cards Solid Perfume Duct Tape Roses Chocolate Covered Strawberries Nut and Bolt Rings Guides Valentines Day Valentines Treats Gifts for Women Gifts for Men Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


how could i modify a straight cut paper shredder to cut the paper to certain dimensions?

I want to put A4 paper in landscape and for it to come out cut into 34 pieces (each piece is about 9.5mm) any help would be greatly appreciated

Asked by tcollins3 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Making this ethereal paper bird lamp

I wonder if anyone has any suggestions on how to build a lamp that looks something like this (Perch Light by Umut Yamac). This one was made out of archival paper and solid state LEDs. I can't tell whether it's nothing but folded paper or has glued components.

Posted by talycat 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Cool Free Papercraft Links

These are some good papercraft links.. at least by my standards...Canon 3D PapercraftVarious papercraftYamaha Motor PapercraftPapercraft motorcycles and such. There's also animals Professional Level.papercraft space vehiclesUm.. I don't really know anything about this one..I just found itPaper robotsI like this one. Transformers that really transform. And various other robots..3d Paper ModelsRecommended by jtobakoIceberg PapercraftsRecommended by jtobakoPaperToys.comRecommended by SFHandymanFlying-Pig.co.ukRecommended by SFHandyman. I believe you have to pay for some.(Some Free models can be found hereHalo 3d PapercraftGreat site recommended by Chicken2209. Requires Pepakura. (For more info on Peparuka, and how to use it, click hereNintendo PapercraftRecommended by xupower. The name says it all.Paperkraft.netRecommended by GorillazMikoPapercraft ParadiseBlog Format. Great stuff.If you know of any papercraft sites, plese list them below. Enjoy!

Posted by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Featured Author Interview: watchmeflyy

Hello! I recently had the joy of interviewing watchmeflyy. Connie Yu was interviewed quite awhile ago, but her interview went missing for a time when the featured author interviews stopped. Since we've changed up the format a little, I wanted to share some of her answers that didn't make it into the interview. If you have any more questions that you would like watchmeflyy to answer, here's the place to do it! Where are you from? Do you feel like your home affects how you work or what you create? I was born and raised in the west side San Francisco, a 10 minute jog from the Pacific Ocean, but my parents trace their roots back to Guangdong province in China. Growing up in a low-income family of immigrants, I couldn't just ask for model plane kits or other toys that my peers flaunted; I had to come up with my own toys and use what I had to entertain myself, my way. This developed my resourcefulness and creativity early on, so I'm glad not to have been born with a silver spoon in my mouth. As for what I create, that mainly just depends on my mood. The quote "Necessity is the mother of invention" usually applies, as I make whatever I refuse to buy. You do such lovely work with wire; what is about that medium that you love? I love how wire can be so flexible yet so sturdy at the same time. Unlike paper, wire creations are generally more durable and harder to crush. It also lacks the problem of having excess sticking out; excess wire can be cut off, whereas excess paper must be tucked in somehow (no cutting in origami...). These added benefits over paper give wire more versatility, as I feel less limited in the creations that I can make. Your pop culture oriented (geek) projects are such fun. What draws you create such projects? Those geeky projects help me enter the worlds that I explore through books and movies. While I don't participate in cosplay, I do enjoy bringing little parts of the stories to life, and it's so much more fun when you have your own tale of how you created. For example, if you check out my Simple Suspended Shelf project, you can see pictures of a ceramic Haku from Spirited Away that I made in ceramics class – a tale of perseverance that I recount in exhaustive detail when anyone asks about the awesome dragon in my room. I also like my geeky projects because I can attach a special meaning to them as a continual reminder to myself. My wire Masamune from "FFX: Auron's Masamune" serves as a continual reminder of Auron's strength and determination to inspire my own, and my Aperture tank top from Portal: Chell's Tank Top (which I wear to sleep next to the plush Companion Cube that my mom and I made, of course) reminds me that if Chell could survive trial after trial, so can I.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Do they sell equilateral triangles of paper at Staples? Answered

Asked by RedneckAsian 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


a Fast Technique for cutting A4 [or any shape~notebook paper] into square(s)? ~Mostly for quick Origami papers and such.

I like to make origami and try out new things, but sometimes I'd find something very interesting to make but it needs many pieces of Square paper, and i don't have any origami paper [readily-cut squares], so i end up having to cut out my own squares from notebook  papers or A4 sheets... and its reeeally annoying and time-wasting >:\ so i end up not being able to make some projects :( So far on instructables, i've seen Many Amazing and ingenious ideas and the Smart people who created them :) Anyways, Based on the Mass of Creativity packed into this site, im sure someone will be able to solve my [laziness] problem! ;P {Whether it's a "Technique" or a "Devise" that i'd have to make, or any other way, I am Grateful and will be happy by ANY MEANS NECESSARY!} -Thank You ;P

Asked by HowTo-Creative 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Glaze/Plastic/Glass Look for Paper?

So I am planning on making an Origami figure as a birthday present for a special friend I am going to be investing at least 24 hours just for the Origami and additional time with the accompanying objects. I want the present to last so i was wondering if there is any like spray on plastic, glaze, epoxy or something that looks like glass or see through plastic so it will make it look pretty and increase durability? It would be also nice if it were water proof. Since i am investing a lot of time into this "Project" any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, AWX

Posted by angelwingzx 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago