These are follow full steps to make Spenjurmunni.1. Begin with a square, white side up. Fold and unfold along both diagonals. 2. Fold a Fish Base. 3. Fold the bottom point up so that its edge hits the right corner.
The name of this model comes from the hotel (Dutch: Het Grote Zwaantje) in de Lutte, Netherlands where I had holidays in August 1997. Fold the swan from white paper. The drawings show what happens when you fold it from normal (two color) Origami paper.
Fold from a square of paper colored the same on both sides. If two-color paper is used start with the colored side down for a predominantly white model. A 4″ piece of paper produces a model 4″ high.
1. Please note, the extra symbols are for those who prefer having landmarks. Feel free to estimate.
3. Holding the points shown, bring them both down to the centre point on the bottom line. Flatten model. This is called a waterbomb base.
3. Holding the points shown, bring them both down to the centre point on the bottom line.
Flatten model. This is called a waterbomb base.
1. Start with a square, white side up. Book-fold in half and unfold.
2. Starting the crease at the top left corner, fold the lower corner so it lies on the horizontal crease.
3. The model looks like this so far. Unfold again.
Forming the eyes may cause you a little difficulty to start with, so I suggest you fold from a larger sheet of paper than usual, until the moves make sense. Even without the eyes, the model is still a fine representation of a dragonfly.
1. Fold a waterbomb base with the colour outside.
2. Rotate 180 degrees. Fold the left edge (all layers together) to the vertical centre, crease, and unfold.
You might think a spinning top to be a trivial achievement in origami, but this is not the case. Making a device that’s rigid enough to be rapidly spun and has the appropriate weight distribution is a real challenge. Makoto Yamaguchi is one of the most experienced origami creators in Japan. He formed the Japanese Origami Academic Society (JOAS), a group responsible for much of the complex origami that has emerged from Japan in recent years. In this design you use three simple elements to combine into the top.
1. Start with a square, white side upwards, and crease both diagonals.
2. Turn the paper over and book-fold in half twice.
3. Turn back over and fold all four corners to the centre.
4. This is the starting point for all the sections of the top.
This design of mine is an Adaptation of a traditional design called the ‘Lazy Susan’ and I wondered how it would look folded from a hexagon rather than a square. Unexpectedly, the folding turned out to be simpler than from a square! Relatively few designs starting from a hexagon are simple – it’s an inconvenient shape to create accurately. One of the simplest methods for creating the required 60-degree angle is to create a simple template, as shown in this sequence. My model is named after an old college friend, who went by the glorious name of Winston N’Gobola.
1. Start with a square, creased on both diagonals and folded on one of them. Next fold the Elephant Head model (described earlier in this chapter) up to step4. This is the template for getting an angle of 30 degrees. Overlap the two as shown.