The Joy of Origami

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The origami book, reinvented. From Margaret van Sicklen, author of the Origami Page-A-Day® Calendar and a tireless proselytizer for her craft, The Joy of Origami brings a delightfully fresh twist to the ancient art of paper folding. Traditional in spirit—she reaches back to origami’s original aim, as a way to share unique gifts with friends and family—yet contemporary in look and feel, with 100 sheets of paper featuring bold, often whimsical patterns specially designed to complement the models, it’s a jazzy, ...

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Overview

The origami book, reinvented. From Margaret van Sicklen, author of the Origami Page-A-Day® Calendar and a tireless proselytizer for her craft, The Joy of Origami brings a delightfully fresh twist to the ancient art of paper folding. Traditional in spirit—she reaches back to origami’s original aim, as a way to share unique gifts with friends and family—yet contemporary in look and feel, with 100 sheets of paper featuring bold, often whimsical patterns specially designed to complement the models, it’s a jazzy, essential book for every origami hobbyist, whether an old hand at folding or new to the craft.

The 57 models range in difficulty from a simple Elephant in Pajamas to a more challenging Tyrannosaurus Rex. There are models for special occasions (Stars and Stripes Pinwheel), action models (the Foxy Puppet), models for kids (One-Trick Pony) and models for friends (the Kissing Cranes). The Everyday Paper section includes models using found paper: four cool ways to fold a dollar bill, an awesome newspaper baseball mitt, and fun ways to turn unwanted business cards into origami creatures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761139881
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/24/2005
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 114,096
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Van Sicklen, self-described "origami swami," is the author of Joy of Origami and the bestselling Origami Page-A-Day calendar. She lives in New York City and Santa Barbara, California.

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  • Posted May 19, 2009

    The Joy of Origami

    It was great that the folding paper already came with the book. The instructions were pretty easy but you really have to have a lot of patience for it. It's also good to take your time because you only get so much paper to make each shape.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Oragami

    It was useful. My older son was to teach a class of smaller children a few basic pieces, and this book fit the bill nicely.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

    Lots of fun!

    The papers and innovative models make this book a real find. Although many of the models are too difficult for children under age 10, all of the children I showed it too found the papers incredibly engaging and were able to do many of the models with help. The "Elephant in Pajamas", "Weiner Dog" (with hot dogs and buns on the paper!), and "Pop-up Greeting Card" were especially big hits.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    highly reommended

    Lots of papers, clear instructions. My 11 year old granddaughter loves it.

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