Origami for Busy People: 27 Original On-The-Go Projects


Turn a crazy, hectic work day around in just a few minutes with Origami for Busy People. Before jumping from one project to another, a little mental relaxation comes in handy to rejuvenate and revive the...

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Turn a crazy, hectic work day around in just a few minutes with Origami for Busy People. Before jumping from one project to another, a little mental relaxation comes in handy to rejuvenate and revive the brain. This fun little book provides a variety of shorter and longer projects that can be completed during a coffee break, over lunch, or whenever a mini vacation is required.

Projects include:

  • Duck Glider
  • Ghost
  • Trigon
  • Reversible Star
  • Spring Flower
  • Fluted Vase
  • Starry Sky

Basic folding techniques, color photos of the 27 projects and 48 tear-out folding sheets combine to make this handy book a new workplace favorite!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Ever wish you could find the time to sit down and give origami a try? Or perhaps you know someone overwhelmed by work who could use a quick, creative treat? Sure, it takes time to make anything, find materials, stay organized and keep up with instructions. But the brilliant idea behind Origami for Busy People is that the time commitment is almost nil."—BookPage

"Even those of us most hard pressed for time will happily make a date to fold from Marcia Joy Miller's exceptional collection of origami projects."—Daniel Scher, Co-chair, OrigamiUSA's Publications Committee

"This fun-filled book of original origami designs by Marcia Joy Miller, features super-clear instructions to guide both beginning and experienced folders through the many delightful projects."—Gay Merrill Gross, author of Minigami: Mini Origami Projects for Cards, Gifts and Decorations

"Origami For Busy People is an enchanting variety of origami models and papers sure to delight folders of all ages with clear, easy to follow diagrams and tons of helpful suggestions."—MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson, OrigamiUSA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805311486
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 769,716
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia Joy Miller has taught origami classes and workshops for years. Her original origami designs have appeared in numerous origami publications and she holds membership in several origami societies. She is also an artist and photographer and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Preface XX Chapter 1ùGetting Started XX How to Use This Book XX Supplies XX Terms and Symbols XX Folding Tips XX Reading Diagrams XX Basic Techniques XX

Chapter 2ùCoffee-Break Origami XX Duck Glider XX Tree XX Lake Monster XX Placard Bird XX Seahorse XX Aquatic Plant XX Parrot Page Clip XX Ghost XX Oval Leaf XX Topsy-Turvy XX Friends XX Twirlie XX Floating Star XX Trigon XX

Chapter 3ùLunchtime Origami XX Noisemaker XX Garden Slug XX Extraterrestrial XX Crater XX Blossom Blow-Top XX Reversible Star XX Jolly Santa XX Jack-OÆ-Lantern XX Name-It Box XX Carnival Spinner XX Trophy Bowl XX Morph Ball XX

Chapter 4ùAfter-Work Origami XX Spring Flower XX Foliage XX Fluted Vase XX Starry Sky XX

Acknowledgments XX Making Squares from Rectangles XX Origami Societies XX Origami Folding Sheets

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