As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I’ve been teaching myself origami.
I’ve been struggling to fit all of my hobbies in to life at the moment, but I’m trying. And I have managed to do some origami.
I’ve been doing some modular pieces. These are fun because the individual pieces aren’t really so difficult – in theory. Then you have the fun of having to put the pieces together.
I made this modular kusudama in all the pretty colours. (From the HappyPuppyTruffles YouTube channel).
And this modular Sakura flower.
You might notice that the colour pattern is a little off. And if you know me even a little bit you’ll know that this is very shocking!
I made this from a video, as usual. In this particular video (from the Origami4ik YouTube channel) there is no narration, just a video to follow. When I glanced at the stack of pieces he displayed, I thought there were six. I was wrong.
I’ve also had a lucky star making session…
Now… these next pictures are a weird quality, because I had to take them with my iPad which has a dodgy camera for some reason.
I started the iPad photographed session with a piece from the PaperKawaii YouTube channel – something called a Fox Box.
I’m not entirely sure why it’s called a fox – and it’s a flipping awkward box to open and reclose too. But it’s a funky shape, and I really liked it. The modular pieces were really easy to make.
Next up, also from the PaperKawaii channel, is a triangular box.
I liked the concept of this, but wasn’t entirely happy with it. So I had a look on YouTube to see if I could find a different type of triangle box. I found this one…
…from a channel called Origamite which I may have to investigate. Not least because they played very cool music over this video.
I really liked the look of the box. But I couldn’t even manage one of the modules.
I may well save the video and go back to it one day.
Back to PaperKawaii, I found a video for a little rectangular box with a handle. I started with the lid…
…and was so unimpressed with it I didn’t bother making the base.
Next I did something I’ve done before. I was frustrated, so I went and redid a piece I knew I could do. I made more fox boxes.
And then I made a smaller one – from 10x10cm squares instead of the standard 15x15cm.
And then I made a smaller one – by cutting the 15x15cm square into quarters.
And then I got very silly and made an even smaller one by cutting a quarter of a 15x15cm square into quarters again.
That got a bit ridiculous – it looks mooshed as you can see. By the way, here are the paper sizes I used: