Hacky Sack is a footbag game played by 2 players. The origami hacky sack is an angled modular made from 30 units. The design is by Winson Chan. The modules are not too difficult to fold. The assembly is slightly more complicated and the end result is a very solid sphere that does not require any glue. The sphere is assembled in modules of 3 and then joined together into pentagons. And joining 30 units [Continued..]

The Dodecaedro Traforato or Perforated Dodecahedron is a modular origami by Silvana Betti Mamino. Like most modular origami, the modules are pretty easy to fold. They are folded from a A4 sheet. Well, the A4 is actually cut into 4 rectangles horizontally. I felt A4 strips would be too big, so worked with A5 sheet cut into 4 rectangles. Worked perfectly well I used printer paper – 5 colours and 6 strips in each colour. Folding [Continued..]

The dodecahedron kit is a part of a series of similar kits from the book ‘Polyhedron Origami’, by Miyuki Kawamura. The other kits in the series include the Edge Module, Tetrahedron, Octahedron and Icosahedron kits. Each of these kits are made up of 2 kinds of modules – the vertex modules (which forms the corners of the polyhedron) and the edge modules (which connects 2 vertex modules). The vertex module is different for different polyhedra, [Continued..]

If you notice, I have recently been working on easy origami. So I thought I would try out something a bit more challenging. This hydrangea cube was a good attempt and I am quite pleased with how it has turned out How to go about this? Well, you initially make 6 of Shuzo Fujimoto’s hydrangea tessellations. In origami, tessellations are folded from a single sheet of paper and provides a dimensional appearance. The hydrangea tessellation [Continued..]

The box skeleton is a simple modular origami, made from 24 units. Design is by Jeff Beynon. The modules start from a fish base. Folding the modules are pretty easy and quick. Assembling the skeletal cube takes some time. If you notice, in most modular structures, at least one unit of a section will overlap with the neighbouring section. Take, for instance, Tomoko Fuse’s Little Turtle Kusudama. Each of the 3 pyramidal unit overlaps with its [Continued..]