Aug 042022
The Poinsettia Floral Ball

The Poinsettia Floral Ball is a beautiful kusudama from Meenakshi Mukerji’s book ‘Marvelous Modular Origami‘. I have been wanting to make this model for quite some time, but never got around to it! So when I got some pretty pink wrapping paper, I finally got around to folding it. Well, red paper would have been the obvious choice for a poinsettia flower, I do realize, but I kinda liked this paper for the model. The [Continued..]

Jul 052022
Traditional Lotus - Revisited

My daughter has recently become very keen on recycling and reusing whatever she can. So when I was recently asked to make a few origami lotuses, she came up with the idea of making literary lotuses! And we are both delighted with the way the lotuses turned out. We initially tried a complete literary lotus – that is, the flower and the leaves were an old book paper. But our second attempt – book paper [Continued..]

Apr 172022

This month’s theme at the Origami Society of Madras is a little different from usual. This month, we are working on a theme author instead of a theme object. And the author we have voted for is the grand-master of origami – Akira Yoshizawa. The beauty of Akira Yoshizawa’s models lie in the simple, elegant lines of his fold. His genius is evident in the way he captures an animal or an insect with the [Continued..]

Mar 312022

The rabbit by Stephen O’Hanlon is another easy rabbit to do. And I found it a lot more realistic than the traditional rabbit. Love the super-long ears of these rabbits! It takes very little time to complete – about 10 minutes or so. So I think it will also make a great kids project By the way, I am also trying out a new layout for the posts. I hope this works out well For [Continued..]

Mar 302022
Traditional Rabbit

The traditional origami rabbit is pretty easy to make and there are plenty of tutorials out there to help out. I have been trying out other rabbits as well, and am amazed at the number of origami rabbits there are – everything from the super simple to the super complex! I think I can make these every day for a month and still have pending designs! Model Details: Model: Rabbit Origin: Traditional Classification: Origami | Animals Difficulty Level: Simple Paper Ratio: Square [Continued..]