Favorite Animals in Origami

Favorite Animals in Origami

by John Montroll, Montroll, Origami
     
 

Lovers of the ancient Japanese art of paperfolding will welcome this delightful collection of animal origami projects. Noted origami expert John Montroll provides more than 300 black-and-white diagrams and step-by-step instructions for creating 12 familiar animals.
Graded according to difficulty, the projects include charming versions of a cat, deer, elephant,

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Lovers of the ancient Japanese art of paperfolding will welcome this delightful collection of animal origami projects. Noted origami expert John Montroll provides more than 300 black-and-white diagrams and step-by-step instructions for creating 12 familiar animals.
Graded according to difficulty, the projects include charming versions of a cat, deer, elephant, seal, walrus, mink, bear, and five other creatures. Clear, easy-to-follow explanations of symbols and basic folds help paperfolding enthusiasts successfully complete each project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486291369
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/24/1996
Series:
Dover Origami Papercraft Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
788,400
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Favorite Animals in Origami


By John Montroll

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1996 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-29136-9



CHAPTER 1

Symbols


Lines

Valley fold, fold in front.

Mountain fold, fold behind.

Crease line.

X-ray or guide line.


Arrows

Fold in this direction

Fold behind.

Unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Turn over.

Sink or three dimensional folding.

Place your finger between these layers.


Basic folds

Rabbit Ear.

To fold a rabbit ear, one corner is folded in half and laid down to a side.

Fold a rabbit ear.

A three-dimensional intermediate step.


Double Rabbit Ear.

If you were to bend a straw you would be folding the double rabbit ear.

(straw)

Make a double rabbit ear.


Squash Fold.

In a squash fold, some paper is opened and then made flat. The shaded arrow shows where to place your finger.

Squash-fold.

A three-dimensional intermediate step.


Petal Fold.

In a petal fold, one point is folded up while two opposite sides meet each other.

Petal-fold.

A three-dimensional intermediate step.


Inside Reverse Fold.

In an inside reverse fold, some paper is folded between layers. Here are two examples.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.


Outside Reverse Fold.

Much of the paper must be unfolded to make an outside reverse fold.

Outside-reverse-fold.


Crimp Fold.

A crimp fold is a combination of two reverse folds.

Crimp-fold.


Sink Fold.

In a sink fold, some of the paper without edges is folded inside. To do this fold, much of the model must be unfolded.

Sink.


Spread Squash Fold.

A cross between a squash fold and a sink fold; some paper in the center is spread apart and then made flat.

Spread-squash-fold.


Whale

Fold and unfold.

Fold the corner to the center line.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Tuck inside.

Reverse-fold.

Crimp-fold.

Rotate.

Tuck all the layers together.

Repeat behind.

1. Repeat behind.

2. Open the whale.

Form a three-dimensional mouth.

Whale


Seal

Fold and unfold along the diagonal.

Kite-fold.

Fold and unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold

Unfold

Turn over and rotate

Unfold

Squash folds

Unfold

Unfold

1. Outside-reverse-fold.

2. Reverse-fold.

Sink

1. Reverse-fold.

2. Tuck inside, repeat behind.

Repeat behind

1. Repeat behind

2. Tuck inside

Fold the legs out, repeat behind.

Seal


Walrus

Fold and Unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Repeat steps 8–10 belo.w

Reverse-fold.

Fold an unfold.

Fold on.

Unfold.

Squash folds.

Rabit-ear.

1. Outside-reverse-fold.

2. Reverse-fold.

Sink.

1. Reverse fold.

2. Tuck inside.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

1. Reverse fold.

2. Tuck inside.

Fold the legs out, Repeat behind.

Walrus


Squirrel

Fold and unfold along the diagonal.

Squash-fold.

Squash-fold.

Pull out.

Squash-fold.

Petal-fold.

Reverse folds.

Unfold.

Rabbit ears.

Unfold.

Squash-fold.

Pull out.

Squash-fold.

Repeat steps 23-25 on the left.

Fold in half and rotate.

Outside-reverse-fold.

Reverse folds.

1. Tuck inside, repeat behind.

2. Reverse-fold.

1. Crimp-fold.

2. Mountain-fold.

3. Crimp-fold.

Repeat behind.

1. Sink.

2. Outside-reverse-fold.

3. Crimp-fold.

4. Squash-fold.

5. Crimp-fold.

Repeat behind.

Squirrel


Mink

Fold and unfold along the diagonal.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Squash-fold.

Rotate.

Unfold.

Petal-fold.

Squash-fold.

Fold and unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Squash-fold.

Repeat steps 17-19 on the right.

Repeat steps 21-23 on the right.

Fold and unfold.

Reverse folds.

Squash folds.

Fold in half and rotate.

Reverse-fold, repeat behind.

1. Crimp fold 2. Outside reverse folds.

1. Repeat behind.

2. Reverse-fold.

3. Outside-reverse-fold, repeat behind.

4. Crimp-fold.

4. Crimp-fold.

Repeat behind.

Mink


Pig

Fold and unfold.

Fold to the crease while unfolding the paper from behind.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Reverse folds.

Reverse-fold so the tip will be halfway between the dots.

Repeat steps 14-15 above.

Fold and unfold.

Reverse folds.

Squash folds.

Double-rabbit-ear.

Repeat behind.

Crimp-fold.

1. Tuck inside, repeat behind.

2. Reverse-fold.

Repeat behind.

1. Crimp-fold.

2. Shape the legs, repeat behind.

Pig


Llama

Fold and unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Squash-fold.

Repeat steps 11-14 above.

Squash-fold.

Squash-fold.

Repeat steps 17-21 above.

Outside-reverse folds.

Sink.

Repeat behind.

Tuck inside, repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

1. Crimp-fold.

2. Rabbir-ear, repeat behind.

1. Squash-fold.

2. Make little hooves.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

Llama


Deer

Fold and unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Repeat steps 16-18 above.

Squash-fold.

Squash-fold.

Repeat steps 21-25 above.

Unfold.

Outside-reverse-fold.

Sink.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

1. crimp-fold.

2. Repeat behind.

1. Repeat behind.

2. Reverse-fold.

Repeat behind.

Deer


Fox

Fold and unfold along the diagonals.

Unfold.

Fold upand unfold.

Squash-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Repeat steps 6-9 below.

Fold and unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Squash-fold.

Squash-fold.

Reverse folds.

Squash folds.

Pull out the corner.

Squash-fold.

Petal-fold.

Squash-fold.

Repeat behind.

Outside reverse folds.

1. Tuck inside.

2. Reverse-fold.

3. Crimp-fold.

4. Reverse-fold.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

Fox


Bull

Fold and unfold.

Fold to the crease while unfolding the paper from behind.

Unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Fold on the crease.

Squash-fold.

Reverse-fold.

Repeat steps 10-13 above.

Unfold.

Crimp-fold.

Reverse-fold, repeat behind.

Reverse folds, repeat behind.

Repeat steps 16-18 above.

Squash folds.

Fold at an angle of one-third, unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Crimp-fold.

Tuck inside, repeat behind.

Open the model for this crimp fold. Crimp so that the front legs will be balanced.

Note how the front legs are centered. Double-rabbit-ear the tail along the creases.

Repeat behind.

Reverse-fold, repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

1. Reverse-fold.

2. Crimp-fold.

3. Reverse-fold, repeat behind

Repeat behind.

Bull


Lion

Fold and unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Squash folds.

Fold and unfold.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Reverse fold.

Reverse fold.

Reverse folds.

Reverse folds.

Unfold.

Fold and unfold.

Unfold.

Repeat steps 20-22.

Reverse folds.

Squash folds.

Spread squash folds.

1. Tuck inside.

2. Reverse folds.

Repeat behind.

Crimp-fold.

1. Crimp-fold.

2. Reverse-fold.

3.Crimp-fold.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

Lion


Elephant

Fold and unfold

Fold to the crease while unfolding the paper from behind.

Unfold

Unfold everything

Unfold

Unfold

Fold down so that the dot in the next step will be on the center line.

Repeat steps 16-18 above.

Unfold.

Repeat steps 19-21 above.

Fold and unfold.

Reverse folds.

Fold to the line.

Unfold.

Fold on the creases.

Squash folds.

1. Tuck inside, repeat behind.

2. Double-rabbit-ear.

Crimp-fold.

Repeat behind.

1. Tuck inside.

2. Crimp-fold.

Repeat behind.

1. Pleat-fold the ear.

2. Double-rabbit-ear.

3. Reverse fold.

Repeat behind.

Repeat behind.

Elephant


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami master presents meticulously developed folding sequences that result in better models with fewer steps.

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