Apr 192021
Mennorode Star

Carmen Sprung must be one of the few origami artists who uses paper in ratios involving square root(√) values! One of the previous Carmen Sprung’s designs that I had worked on was the √3 Schachtel, which used paper in the ratio of x:√3x. The Mennorode Star uses paper in the same ratio ie., x:√3x. In the diagram, she has also explained how to get this size, from a square sheet of paper. The design is [Continued..]

Dec 252020
Christmas Wishes

Wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas, dear readers! May the joy and peace of Christmas be with each and every one of you now and in the new year to come I read this Christmas Affirmation in a Christmas greeting that I received recently: I believe that Christmas is more than a time for parties and ornaments; it is a time for remembering Christ and the incarnation of God’s love in human flesh. I [Continued..]

Dec 232020
Multi Points Star

The Multi Points Star, by Ilan Garibi, is a great addition to my origami collection this Christmas. The stars are modular, easy to make and can be used to make stars with as many points as required, starting with 6 points. I realised that paper that is thicker than usual origami paper works great for this model. So I ended up using printer paper, wrapper paper etc. I tried with various sizes of squares as [Continued..]

Flat Sonobe

Jan 102020
Flat Sonobe

 The Flat Sonobe is yet another variation of the Sonobe, designed by Tomoko Fuse. The Icosahedron of the Flat Sonobe is made from 30 units. Assembly is the same as all icosahedrons, with 3 unit triangles which are used to form 5 unit rings. The 30-unit version does require glue to hold it together. So be sure to have some glue handy before assembling this one. 6 or 12 unit versions can also be made, [Continued..]

Christmas Globes

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Dec 292019
Christmas Globes

My grandmother was a very creative lady and excellent at hand crafts. One of her favourites was this Christmas globes that she used to make from Christmas greeting cards that she received. It was easy to make and could be completed in a jiffy. I have spent a lot of time with her, selecting cards, cutting out circles and assembling these globes. The best part was that, these globes made very pretty wealth-out-of-waste projects!! I [Continued..]