Convention 2022
This class was presented online.
Event time
Monday, June 27, 2022, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm EDT
Local time
Monday, June 27, 2022, 4:00 pm4:45 pm EDT
Columbus Circle
Low Intermediate
Miyuki Kawamura
Char Morrow
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At the OrigamiUSA UnCon 2020, Miyuki Kawamura taught a clever and versatile model that she designed called "Little Circus." I am teaching the Little Circus Cube made with 6 modules, but once you have learned the module and make the cube, you can entertain yourself with endless paper combinations and different polyhedra using different numbers of modules. The tab and pocket construction on this model is unusual and interesting. The module and construction require patience, but not a great deal of experience.

  • This uses non-square paper: It requires 6 rectangles that are each a half square.
  • Please pre-crease a tessellation grid: No
  • This is a modular/composite requiring 6 sheets.

JOAS Tanteidan Magazine 2020, Issue #181, p. 4


You need 6 rectangles that are each a half-square and the same size as each other. Unless you are super comfortable with small paper I recommend that you use 15 cm squares cut in half, or larger, for learning. Both sides of the paper show --- that is what gives it a "circus tent" effect. Paper that works well: Regular kami (i.e., white on the back), duo that is solid on both sides, duo that is print on one side and plain on the other side, duo foil or foil that is white on the back. You can see from the photos what different effects you can get from various paper choices. You can also see that the module for the square can be used in different numbers to fold many different polyhedra.