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i want to enter some work in a local art festival this year but the deadline is friday. i was going to apply with oversized origami animals but amnot sure if it is a good idea. i want to do something people will like, something more substantial than paper, please any ideas of things i can do or if you like the origami idea please tell me. thanx.

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bumpus

9 years ago

Origami with sheet metal. :D

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crapflingerbumpus

Reply 9 years ago

i've done that....if you ever do that....wear heavy gloves....came close to losing a finger also...any time we go to a Mexican restaurant i order extra tortillas and make origami cranes out of them....i've even once been able to convince the server to take one back and dump it in the fryer for me.....it was neat all fried up.. you can do the same with wanton wrappers and make crane dumplings

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I think the origami idea is grand. If you have one particular model of which you are proud, why not submit a row of them, each a slightly different size to the next.

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

bumpus' idea is nice if you can weld but I think you can still go with giant origami if you replicate the stuff with just huge sheets of cardboard and paint it. It won't be true origami folded from one single sheet, but if you piece it together with glued paper strips or gummed package paper tape, the results will still be impressive. Use small paper origami as the model to scale up. If you have something that you and hang a cable like a tree or a hook in the ceiling, make an origami animal mobile. Do a Calder-sized origami show. Good luck. And post the results here and an instructable would be nice!

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ppprfldrcaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

that is a really good idea, but i was also thinking that i could do it from paper and insert pieces of poster board to make it sturdier

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caitlinsdadppprfldr

Reply 9 years ago

Just start collecting "free" boxes from stores. Unfold and laminate two layers of cardboard by just smearing a lot of glue with a paintbrush or roller. Buy a gallon of school glue if you can. It will strengthen any folded seams and you can piece together little boxes to make one big sheet to cut out shapes. Peel off a the outer layer to use as the piece of paper tape to glue and join the pieces. Use a household latex primer on everything to make the paintjob really nice. Think B I G !