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Basic Instructions 4 Symbols & Lines 5 Squaring Off Paper 5
Basic Folds 6 Base Folds 12
Flying Fox 17 Wild Duck 21 Flying Dragon Phoenix 30 Pegasus 36 Unicorn 44 Sphinx 52 Centaur
61 Hydra 70
The best paper to use for origami will be very thin, keep a crease well. and fold flat, It can be plain white paper, solid-color paper, or wrapping paper with a design only on one side. Regular typing paper may be too heavy to allow the many tight fblds needed for some figures. Be. aware, too, that some kinds of paper may stretch slightly, either in length or in width, and this may cause a problem in paper folding. Packets of paper especially for use In origami are available from craft and hobby shops. Unless otherwise Indicated, the usual paper used in creating these forms is square, 15 by 15 centimeters or approximately 6 by 6 inches. Some forms may call for half a square. I.e.. 3 by 6 Inches or, cut diagonally, a triangle. A few origami forms require a more rectcnqulcr size or a longer piece of paper. For those who are learning and have a problem gettng their fingers to work tight folds, larger sizes of paper can be used. Actually, any size paper squares can be used-slightly larger figures are easier to make than overly small ones. The paper provided within this gift set is6 by 6 inches, easy to work with for origami novices.
Use an easy-flowing but not loose paper glue. Use it sparingly; don't soak the paper. A toothpick makes a good applicator. Allow the glued form time to dry. AVOid using stick glue, as the application pressure needed (especially if the stick has become dry) can damage your figure.
Fold with care. Position the paper. especially at corners, precisely and see thot edges line up before creasing a fold. Once you are sure of the fold, use a fingernail to make a eieon, fiat crease. Don't get discouraged with your first efforts. In time, what your mind can create, your fingers can fashion.
SYMBOLS & LINES
III I 1111 II I II I I
Turnover or rotate
Fold then unfold
Pleat fold (repeated folding)
SQUARING OFF PAPER
Take a rectangular sheet and valley fold diagonally.
2. Cut off excess on long side as shown.
3. Unfold. Sheet issquare.
fold form toward you (forward). Thisis d kite form. Fold and unfold a square diagonally.BASIC FOLDS KITE FOLD 1. making a center crease." 2. Fold both sides in to the center crease. 2. . making a "valley. Here. 3. using the kite. Thisfold forward is a valley fold. VALLEY FOLD 1.
then unfold. INSIDE REVERSE FOLD I Here. 2. fold form away from you (backwards)." 2. You've mode an inside reverse fold. . 4. Valley fold as marked to crease.MOUNTAIN FOLD I . Appearance before completion. Here. using the kite. Thisfold backwards isa mountain fold. Pull tip in direction of arrow. making a "mountain. using the kite. 3. volley fold closed. 5.
. as shown by arrows. Fold inside out. 3. 4. Appearance before completion. Using closed kite.OUTSIDE REVERSE FOLD 1. You've made an outside reverse fold. 2. valley fold and unfold.
Mountain fold form in half. Here. . You've made a pleat fold. Valley fold back again. using the kite form backwards. 2. 3. valley fold. valley told. PLEAT FOLD REVERSE 1. 2. using the kite. You've mode a pleat fold reverse. Valley fold in half. Here. Thisis a pleat.PLEAT FOLD 1. 4. 3. 4. Valley fold bock again for pleat.
4.SQUASH FOLD I 1. Using inside reverse. 2. valley fold one side. Appearance before completion. You've made a squosh fold I. You've made a squash fold II. SQUASH FOLD II 1. Open in drectton of the arrow. 2. Using closed kite form. valley fold. 3. .
using closed kite form. 3. Pulltip in direction of the arrow. 2.INSIDE CRIMP FOLD 1. Here. Here. 2. You've made an outside crimp fold. Fold mountain and valley as shown. using closed kite form. . both sides. OUTSIDE CRIMP FOLD 1. 3. pleat fold and unfold. pleat fold. You've made an inside crimp fold.
As when beginning other crafts. or jumping-oft point. for a number of creative origami figures-some quite complex. Fold both sides in to center crease. ~ i\ ~ 2. Fold and unfold in direction of arrow. . With completed base fOlds handy. Pinch corners of square together and fold inward./ \. however. . Completed Base Fold I. if you wont to quickly work up a form or are suddenly inspired with an Idea for an original. so much so that you can do many using different-colored papers while you are watching television or your mind iselsewhere. 3. BASE FOLD I .BASE FOLDS Base folds are basic forms that do not in themselves produce origamI. r /1\ . but serve as a basis. then unfold. easy to do. Fold both sides in to center crease.. 1. unique figure. and will help you with your technique. Rotate. ~!P '. then unfold. " 'I' . They also quickly· become rate. you can select an appropriate base fold and swiftly bring a new creation to life. 5. 4. They are. learning to fold these base folds is not the most exciting part of origami.
BASE FOLD II 1 Volley fold. 5. Completed Fold II. 2. Base . 3. 4. Turn over to other side. Squash fold. 6. Volley fold. Squash fold.
. 4. Volley fold. 3. 5. 2.BASE FOLD III 1. Valley fold. 6. Turn over. unfold. Valley fold. Squash fold. Squash fold.
7. 12. 9.Appearance before completion of fold. unfold. 10. Turn over. folding inward at sides. 8. unfold. Pull in direction of arrow. Volley folds. Fold completed. . 11.Volley folds. Valley fold. unfold.
unfold. 14. 15. Appearance before completion. .13. Completed Base Fold III.Valley fold. 16. again pulling in direction of arrow. Repeat.
Start with Base Fold III. Squash fold as shown.FLYING FOX 1. . 2. pull open In direction of arrows.
. then rotate form. Inside reverse fo. 7. Cut. 5 Squash folds. 4. Volley fold.3. Pleat folds on both sides. 8. Volley fold in half. then unfold.ds front and back. 6.
9. Now outside reverse folds front and back. 14. 10. Again. Pleat fold.Valley folds front and back. Inside reverse folds front and back. 12. inside reverse folds front and back. . 11. Outside reverse fold. 13.
15.Squash fold "ears" to open. 16. then volley folds for "eors. ." 17. Completed Flying Fox. Volley fold "wings" front and bock. 18. Inside reverse fold. Cuts as shown. 19.
Volley fold square In holt diagonally. front and bock.WILD DUCK 1. Valley folds to half of baseline. 2. .
6.3. Inside reverse fold again. Now mountain folds front and back. 4. and squash fold as you go. B. . 7. Another inside reverse fold. Inside reverse fold. Cuts as shown. Valley folds front and back. 5.
to form "tail" end.9. Outside reverse fold. Outside reverse fold. Outside reverse fold. 14. 12. 13. 10. see close-ups for head detail. . front and back. 11. Completed fold. Valley folds. Mountain fold.
. Pleatfold.. '. 18.\ I \) I / \ J " / .. Return to full view. 16. Pull to sides and flatten. Completed Wild Duck. \ 1 I / 15. . 19. 17. Pleat fold "wings" front and back.
Inside reverse folds.FLYING DRAGON I Start with Base Fold Ill. Valley fold. . 2.
7. Make cuts. 8. Cut point as shown. 6. Valley folds and squash folds. then valley fold cut parts. 5. . Valley folds. then mountain folds.3. 4. then turn to other side. Volley folds. Make all cuts to front layer as shown here.
14. Valley fold in half. then valley folds to sides. 11.Cuts on both folds.9. Cut and valley unfold. 12. 10. Cuts and valley folds front and back. and inside reverse fold. Crimp fold. . Outside reverse folds front and back. 13. Valley folds.
......_---. "... .. ...... .. 15.. _ .. " " . . . Valley folds both sides.. '. .. I :~ ····. .---.... .. ... 1B. Back to full view.. 16...... 19. .Valley fold both sides.-- .. Pleat fold. • " . I ...... '" • . __ .r ... 1- " ....iI ..#' ' '' ' ' :~ .... . ..Valley fold both sides.. " _ . . .... then see close-up views for next steps.. --- .." ' .... . 17. .... ... '..
21. Mountain folds both sides. Completed Flying Dragon.:'0. .
Start with a square sheet cut diagonally. valley folds and crease. . 2. Valley folds again and crease. then unfOld. then unfold.PHOENIX PART 1 ~ 1.
Valley folds. Pleat fold. Mountain folds 7. .3 Pinch corners together. 8. Valley folds. folding inward along dashed lines. 4. 6. Pleat fold. S.
10.9. Mountain fold in half. ready for head detail (part 3). . and rotate form. Pull point downward and crimp to position 'head: 11. Port 1 (front) of phoenix.
Inside reverse fold.PART 2 ~ ---V-. I . Start with a square sheet cut diagonally: valley fold. Volley fold the first layer. 3. . ": "'--t_""" -.i. 2.. Make double cuts for width as shown 4. 5. Completed part 2 (back) of phoenix.
Valley fold both sides. 5. .PART 3 ~ 1. and moke Base Fold I. Cut l/9th square of origami paper. 4. Squash fold both sides: outside reverse fold tip. 3. Mountain fold in half. Completed part 3 ('head" section) of phoenix. 2.
apply glue. Completed Phoenix. and apply glue to secure. Join parts 1 and 3 together. Cut off ftop as shown. . Join combined parts 1 and 3 with part 2 as shown. 3. 4.TO ATTACH ~ 1. 2.
~'. 2. I :: . . Start with Base Fold IIIand valley fold front and back.PEGASUS PART I ~ 1. ".' \" .. Cut through layers. valley fold front and back again..'" \ I" "t. . ' " I. I .
6.3. Valley fold top layer 4. . Volley told form in half. Pleat folds front ond back. inside reverse fold. Cut off corner. then valley fold layer back. Mountain fold front 7. 8. Valley folds front and back. Rotate. as shown. 5. and back layers.
then outside reverse fold lower layer only. . Pull front "leg" outward and in direction of arrow.Volley fold to crease. 14.9. Open cut layers In direction of arrows. 11. squash into position. Valley fold. Outside reverse fold. Make cuts in layer as indicated. 12. 10. Valley fold in half. 13.
I 9. /' <. / --- - -- <.Partially cut through both sides as shown.-. \ \ /' <.Pull paperoutfrom inside of reversed layer and flatten to form 'head. Cut off other tip. \ \ / 15." . sides. Open upper folds in 20. -." 16. \ \ \ \ I J I / / <. / I /' ~ - / 18. Valley fold both direction of arrows. and outside reverse fold tip to form "mask. 17. See close-ups for 'head" detail.Valley fold and cut tip. -.
Mountain fold both "ears" into head section... -.. 23. 26...- <.. Valley fold "wings" front and back. \ \ \ ~~ I / / / /' / 21. Return to full view. Make cuts through layers as indicated.. Completed part 1 (front) of Pegasus. _/--- . 24. . 22.) ~ ~ t ~ . -. 25. Valley fold "mane" toone side.
Valley fold. 3. 2. <1. Mountain folds front and rotate. Valley folds. 5. Valley fold In half 6. . and back. Start with Base Fold III. Valley folds.PART 2 ~ 1. then inside reverse folds.
. Outside reverse fold. Inside reverse folds front and back. Inside reverse folds front and back.7." 11. Outside reverse fold. Completed part 2 (rear) of Pegasus. 10. 8. 12. Outside reverse fold to finish "toil. 9.
2.TO ATTACH ~ 1.Attach parts 1 and 2 of Pegasus. . Completed Pegasus. and glue to hold.
UNICORN PART 1 ~ 1. Repeat behind. . Valley fold In half 2. Valley fold. Start with Base Fold III.
7.3. Outside reverse fold outside layer only. . 5. 4. Unfolds and valley fold. 8. Valley fold. Inside reverse fold. Valley fold. Cuts and valley unfolds. 6.
11. Unfold and return to Step 8 position. Cuts as shown. 12. 14. Inside reverse fold. Outside reverse fold.9. . Valley folds front and back. 13. Pull a single layer to each side. 10.
Pleat fold. . Tuck both side flapsinslde. 19. 16. Mountain folds. 20. 18. 17.15. Pleat folds. Cuts as shown. Outside reverse folds.
26 Completed part 1 of Unicorn. Cuts and valley fold.21. Valley fold. 23. Cut edge as shown. 25. Valley fold. Crimp folds. 24. . 22.
6.PART 2 ~ 1. Start with Base Fold III. valley folds. 5. Valley folds. 4. . Turn over to other side. then rotate. 3. Mountain fold in half. Mountain fold. 2. Cuts as shown through all layers and Valley fold.
9. 11. Inside reverse fold. Outside reverse fold.7. 10. Inside reverse folds front and bock. 12. Inside reverse folds front and back. 8. Inside reverse fold. Inside reverse fold. .
13. 2. TO ATTACH ~ 1. Join both partf lue together. Completed po rt 2 of Unicorn. App y g te to hold and sepora legs for standing. Com pleted Unicorn. .
SPHINX PART I ~ 1 . Start with Base Fold III. Cut as shown. Valley fold 2. .
Valley fold both sides. Tuck tips behind front layer. 5. Valley fold. 4. sides. 8. . Make cuts to both 7. Rotate. 6.3. Outside reverse fold.
Mountain fold both sides. Valley fold both sides. 11.9. 12. Inside reverse folds front and back. . 14. Mountain fold both sides. Valley fold both sides. 13. Mountain fold both sides. 10.
. Inside reverse folds both sides. 16. 19.15. Valley fold both sides. Outside reverse folds both feet. Inside reverse fold. 17. 20. Outside reverse folds. 18. Inside reverse folds both sides.
21. . Inside reverse fold. 24. Cut and volley folds. 25. 23. 22. Cut top layer and valley unfold. Valley fold. Cuts and valley unfolds.
29. Inside reverse fold. Outside reverse fold. 30. with wings forward. Volley fold both sides. 28. Completed part 1 of Sphinx. Or. 27.26. .
6. . 4. Turn over to the other side. 5. Valley folds.Start with Base Fold III and valley fold. Mountain fold In holf and rotate. Mountain fold. 2.PART 2 ~ 1. 3. Make cuts and mountain folds.
10. Inside reverse fold front and back. Inside reverse fold. 9.7. . 12. 8. Inside reverse folds both sides. Outside reverse folds. Mountain fold both sides. 11. Pull and crimp into position.
Completed Sphinx . 15. Completed part 2 of Sphinx.13. Outside reverse folds both feet. 14. 2. TO ATTACH ~ Join both parts together as shown and apply glue to hold. Valley unfolds.
start with Base Fold lll Inside reverse folds. . 2.CENTAUR PART I ~ 1. Valley folds both sides.
Pleat folds. . 6. 5. Valley fold. Valley folds. 8. 7.3. Rotate. 4. Outside reverse fold. Valley fold in half.
. 14...: ".' . 10... Cut outer edge only.." " ":"'... as shown.Mountain fold.' .. Ii' . Cut as shown. 12...9. 13.. Valley fold front and bock. ....).. 11 . .Valley fold front and back..Mountain fold.
Cut and mountain fold. 16. Outside reverse fold. 1 B. Turn over to other side.15. 19. Repeat behind. Inside reverse fold. 17. . Outside reverse fold. Outside reverse fold. 20.
26. Mountain fOld. 23.lted part 1 ofCenfqur. Compl<. 24. Mountain fold. 22. .21. Pull and squash.fold. Valley fold. 25. Mountain roio.
3. Volley folds. side. . 5.~ PART 2 ~ t )_ . 1. Turn over to other Valley fold. then rotate. Start with Bose Fold III. Mountain fold.. 2. Mountain fold in half. 4. 6. Cuts and mountain folds..
Inside reverse folds front and bock. . 9. 1O. Outside reverse fold. Inside reverse fold.7. Outside reverse fold. 11 Outside reverse fold. 8. Inside reverse folds front and bock. 12.
-.13. 3. B ~ -. 2. Complete part 2 of Centaur. Inside reverse fold. Cut as shown. Valley fold 2" by 5·' (5 by 13 cm) sheet. Cuts and mountain fold front and back. 4. . -. PART 3 1.
6. Apply glue to hold. Inside reverse fold. Mountain folds front and back.Join all parts together as shown. Completed Centaur. TO ATTACH ~ 1. 7. 2. . Complete part 3 of Centaur.5.
. 2. Start with Base Fold III.HYDRA PART 1 ~ 1. Valley fold. Cut front layer only. as shown.
. Inside reverse folds. Cut as shown. Cut and valley fold. 4. then 5. Cut and valley fold. Valley fold 7. 8 ' Turn over to other side.3. 6. valley fold.
Mountain folds.'. Cut as shown. Mountain folds.~:.'. 14. . \"" 1 ~:: 'I'" " ' " '.J'''. 13. 12. 11. . Mountain folds.. . 10. front flap only. Mountain folds.\ .. " ".9. Valley folds.
.. - - 15.See close-ups for detail.
16. Inside reverse fold.
17. Valley fold.
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18. Valley fold.
20. Pull and squash fold tntoplace.
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.. - 21. Valley fold both sides.
22. Valley fold both sides.
23. Cut as shown and valley fold to sides.
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25. Cut edge as shown.
24. Turn over to other side.
26. Inside reverse told.
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27. Valley folds out to
sides. Turn over.
28. Return to full view.
29. For other
repeat Steps 16 through 28. Valley folds.
32. Outside folds.
33. Inside reverse folds.
34. Mountain fold in half.
35. Completed part 1 of Hydra.
1. Start with Base Fold III. Cuts to top layer.
2 Valley fold.
Valley folds.3. . Valley folds. 5. Inside reverse folds. Valley fold both sides. 8. Mountain fold side fiaps. Cut. 4. 7. then turn over to other side. 6.
. then rotate. 12. 10. Inside reverse folds. Inside reverse folds.9. 13. 14. Pleat folds. 11. Mountain fold in half. Rotate. Cuts Valley open to sides.
. and open out figure to stand. Join both parts together and apply glue to hold Position heads.15. Completed Hydra. TO ATTACH ~ 1. Completed part 2 of Hydra. Pull and squash into place to add curve. 2. 16.
30-35 pleat fold 9 pleat fold reverse. 11 inside reverse fold. 6 mountain fold 7 outside crimp fold.INDEX ~ Centaur. 6-11 inside crimp fold. 4 Unicorn. 14 folds. 6 mountain fold. 12 bose fold II.10 symbols/lines. 17-20 fold lines. 21-24 . 9 pleat fold reverse. wild. 6 fox. 8 paper. 10 valley fold. 11 outside reverse fold. 4 kite form. 7 instructions. 6 Wild Duck. 9 Sphinx. 5 squash fold I. 12-16 bose fold I. basic. origami. 61-69 duck. 8 pleat fold. 21-24 Flying Dragon. ftying. 36-43 Phoenix. bose. 9 squash fold I. 52-60 squaring off paper. 10 squash fold 11. 11 inside reverse fold. 13 bose fold III. 25-29 Flying Fox. 7 kite fold. 4 Pegasus. basic. 44-51 valley fold. 4 Hydro. 10 squash fold II. 5 technique. 5 folds. 70-79 inside crimp fold. 7 outside crimp told 11 outSide reverse fold. 17-20 glue.
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