Origami

The word origami comes from the Japanese oru (to fold) and kami (paper). The basic technique of origami is folding. You can create forms from the simplest fold to the most complex folds with these titles from our digital collections.

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These three-dimensional models are created from a number of small pieces of paper that are easily folded and then cleverly fit together to form a spectacular shape. They range from paper polyhedra to bristling buckyballs that are reminiscent of sea urchins—to ornate flower-like spheres. Each piece of paper is held by the tension of the other papers—demonstrating the remarkable hidden properties of paper, which is at the same time flexible but also strong!

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Make impressive airplane models of military aircraft with this easy origami book. Paper folders and military airplane enthusiasts can now create amazingly detailed model airplanes using basic origami techniques! Popular origami designer Patrick Wang introduces his paper craft book Origami Model Airplanes, where he has devised a unique system for making origami airplane models using familiar origami folding techniques that is less time consuming and frustrating, even for absolute beginning origami folders. The folds are so easy it could even be considered an origami-for-kids book. Folding paper models of airplanes is a great way to learn origami or improve one's paper folding techniques. This paper airplane model book contains: • Fully-colored instructional origami book • Step-by-step instructions • Folding techniques and tips • 23 origami airplane models • Airplane history and background… Anyone with an interest in the Air Force, fighter planes, or military history will especially love folding these paper models that look like the real thing! Once folded, these planes look great in any bedroom or study. Origami airplane models include: • F-117 Nighthawk • F-14 • Tomcat fighter jet • F-18 Hornet Typhoon • And many more...

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Transform beautiful origami paper into covetable party accents! With a booklet featuring step-by-step folding diagrams, eye-catching party props are just a few folds away. Origami enthusiasts and fans of pretty paper accents will enjoy folding chopstick rests, napkin rings, place settings, invitations, and more, in a range of colors and patterns.

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Make your own origami jewelry! In this new paper craft book from world renowned origami artists, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander, you'll be delighted to discover how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make durable DIY jewelry that you'll actually be able to wear! LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry will show you how to create 3D designs to go with your hair, skin, and wardrobe by customizing the components to your own personal fashion. A full-color easy-to-follow book, clear diagrams and the downloadable step-by-step instructions to create lovely pendants, medallions, charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in minutes. The origami paper and other materials needed are inexpensive and available in any craft store and a simple starch-based paste will provide your jewelry with remarkable strength to last for years.

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