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Beautiful Origami Forms
There are many different projects you can create when folding origami, including amazing origami forms. Some of these forms are just beautiful to look at, and some are actually toys you can play with.
Other shapes like stars or flowers are popular. The ideas are endless. Here you can take a look at some origami form creations that may inspire you.
I've actually used origami forms to make Christmas decorations. Very fun.
Some Books Featuring Decorative Origami
5 Point Star
By Tomoko Fuse
Well, in the tradition of loving everything that Tomoko creates, I worked on this star. It takes 10 pcs of paper and you really have to hold your face right to get it all in place but it's well worth it. This comes from her book 'Home Decorating with Origami'.
Hexagonal Star A
In addition to unit origami are other beautiful forms. From stars to pinwheels, all sorts of shapes can be created. Foothills Origami Guild (the group I'm a member of here in Calgary) decorated an entire tree for a Christmas charity. It was filled with 5 different models duplicated many times.
This is a beautiful toy that you can manipulate to create a kalidescope-like action.
Frisbee or Frame?
This is a very simple form to fold, but I cannot find the instructions, or who designed it. I will research further until I find it. Then perhaps I can do some nice ones in great colors. This one I did with photocopier paper, and it's quite solid.
Magic Star/Frisbee - by Bob Neale
This one could be considered a toy. It changes from the star or pinwheel shape and opens into a circular frisbee type model. Easy to fold.
Unfortunately I don't know who designed this star, but will look further to find it. I used a combination of some map paper and origami paper. It's great to use different papers. In this model I was able to incorporate some maps in the fold.
Ten-Point Star - by David Collier
This unit can be found in the book The Encyclopedia of Origami by Nick Robinson.
More Origami to Take a Look At
- Origami Units
Unit Origami is a favorite set of folds for me. Based in Mathematics, unit origami is precise and logical. Tomoko Fuse is a great creator of wonderous units. Her book Unit Origami was the first one I ever purchased. I have taught some of these forms
- Origami Airplanes
Do you want to upgrade your paper airplane from school-boy to phenomenal?Origami airplanes take the standard paper airplane that we all learn to fold and and take it to the next degree. Create planes that glide and fly, planes that don't fly but look
- Origami Animals
When people think of origami, the first model that generally comes to mind is the crane. Regarded as the icon of the craft, the crane has a background routed in Japanese culture and history.When learning origami, it is easiest to start with animals.
- Origami Boxes
The first origami model I folded was an origami box. Certainly not the easiest thing to fold for a first-timer, but after that first box I was hooked. I've been folding now for about 16 years, and my favorite is still by far the origami box. I've giv
- Origami Quilting
Now you can create beautiful origami quilt images. Using a variety of beautiful papers and colors you can show off patterns for display. I've framed many pieces and given them away as gifts.
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