8 uncut square sheets of double-sided paper. If you are beginner folder, use 4 inches (10 cm) or larger squares. 3 inches (7.5 cm) squares if you are comfortable folding modular stars. Kami or kraft paper works well.
6" (15 cm) kami
Recommended paper: One 9-inch (23 cm) square (or larger), kami or sandwich paper, single-sided (preferably brown). A pre-creased grid of 11x11 squares is recommended prior to class, but I will also teach you how to pre-crease the grid and fold the tessellation during the class. You will also need a square sheet half the size of the paper you're using for the box of brownies to fold the knife (if there is time to teach it).
You may wish to have a version of Geogebra running to try some of the functions yourself, but you are not expected to copy the demonstration step-by-step. You can run Geogebra online in a webpage or download offline versions for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chromebook and Linux at https://www.geogebra.org/download
This designs require printing the CP out on paper beforehand (see links below). I will be using the 55% opacity version when teaching.
Paper - 1 x A4 sheet of Canson Mi-Teintes 160 gsm, sandwitch paper or something between 120-160 gsm.
1x Embossing stylus, bone folder or a ball point pen and something to precrease on. A magazine or the back of a large paperback book.
6 binder clamps. and a pair of scissors to remove the excess paper.
Mask 3 Crease pattern: https://docdro.id/i1iA5Eb Note: print on A4 paper or use “fit to page” to print on US Letter size paper.
Paper and tools Guide: https://docdro.id/7LEeCqT
8 pink sheets for the Cherry blossom dish (10x10cms or 15x15cms) (4x4 inches or 6x6 inches)
8 yellow sheets for the Dandelion dish (10x10cms or 15x15cms) (4x4 inches or 6x6 inches)
Kami and mono colored paper (tant and printing paper) are the best options to fold these models.
For each model: one piece Kami bicolor square 15x15cm (6x6 inches)
Origami Totem (Intermediate) - 1 Square sheet (preferred size 15×15cm or 6x6 inches and bigger) any color. (IT SHOULD HAVE 16×16 SQUARE GRID FOLDED
Refer to this video - https://youtu.be/rqcbNKWish8
Origami Popping Heart Postcard (EASY) - 2 Square sheet (preferred size 15×15cm or 6x6 inches and bigger, different contrasting colors)
One square, recommended size of 25cm (~9.75") or larger. Kami, kraft, washi deluxe, or other sturdy duo papers.
You will need nine square sheets of paper for a 3-cube illusion. Three sheets of three different colors is ideal. I recommend using 3” (7.5cm) squares, but you may want to use slightly larger squares if this is your first time folding this model. If you’d like to expand your pattern to create more cubes, please prepare a few additional squares of each color.
A square sheet of paper that can be anything smaller than 16cm (6 inches) but if wet folded, then the paper can be bigger.
Two 6 inch (15cm) sheets, for the single-molecule, and two 10 inch (25cm) sheets for a 2 by 2-molecule projects.
Paper - Elephant Hide or any ~100 GSM paper.
Necesitaremos 1 papel hexagonal dividido con una trama triangular de 16 espacios. Tamaño de papel: a elección.
16 espacios PDF para IMPRIMIR EN A4 - Contiene 2 CPs (trama de 16 y 48 espacios + explicación con colores) y 4 diseños hexagonales para imprimir y plegar ALQUIMIA TESSELSTAR.
VIDEO TRAMA TRIANGULAR DE 16 ESPACIOS EN UN HEXÁGONO:
También (si el alumno lo desea) puede preparar una trama triangular de 48 espacios. El gramaje del papel será elegido por el alumno, aunque recomiendo que no sea mayor a 90 grs.
48 espacios PDF para IMPRIMIR EN A3 - Contiene 2 CPs (trama de 16 y 48 espacios + explicación en colores) y 3 diseños hexagonales para imprimir y plegar ALQUIMIA TESSELATION.
VIDEO TRAMA TRIANGULAR DE 48 ESPACIOS EN UN HEXÁGONO:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F1UcsTY5poWBNqpG6 luego dóblela en una cuadrícula de 48 triángulos por su cuenta.
We will need 1 piece of prepared 1 hexagonal paper divided with a triangular grid of 16 spaces.
The weight of the paper will be chosen by the student, although I recommend that it not exceed 90 grams (kami regular printer paper, Astrobright, elephant hide, will work):
16 grid PDF to PRINT ON A4/US Letter: Contains 2 CPs (16 and 48 grid plot + explanation with colors) and 4 hexagonal designs to print and fold ALQUIMIA TESSELSTAR.
VIDEO TRIANGULAR WEFT OF 16 SPACES IN A HEXAGON: https://photos.app.goo.gl/P7MXyodoQSetoQQm8
Also (if the student wishes) prepare a second larger piece of hexagonal paper divided with a triangular grid of 48 spaces.
48 grid PDF to FIT TO PRINT IN A3/TABLOID: Contains 2 CPs (16 and 48 grid raster + explanation in colors) and 3 hexagonal designs to print and fold ALQUIMIA TESSELATION.
VIDEO 48 SPACE TRIANGULAR FRAME IN A HEXAGON:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F1UcsTY5poWBNqpG6 then fold into 48 triangle grid on your own.
You need one square sheet of paper, 15x15 cm (6x6 inches) of Kami is good.
An iPhone or an iPad with OrigamiDraw installed and separate from the device used for Zoom is recommended but not mandatory. Some familiarity with Crease Patterns (CP) is required (hence the “High intermediate” rating); this class will not teach what a CP is. Nevertheless, it might give some ideas on how to read a CP, and how to draw one for a new model.
6-12 square papers of side 4-6 inch (10-15 cm),
Any type of paper: Single side coloured, same colour on both sides or duo coloured,
Preferably duo coloured papers with contrasting colours on either sides,
A plastic pen or skewer stick
8 sheets of double color, 80 Grams or higher (Printer paper, Astrobrites, Tant).
All sheets should be same size: 10*10cm or 15*15 cm or 20*20 centimeters (4"x4" or 6"x6 or 8"x8")
Kami paper can function but the result isn't very stable
Craft paper is fine.
No glue, no scissors
1 piece large (>25cm or 10 inches) origami paper - Tant preferred but kami is okay
16-fold pre-creased grid on smaller (>= 15cm or 6 inches) origami paper
You will need:
30 sheets of 7.5 cm (3 inches) origami paper, anything 2 cm (1 inch) up or under will be fine too. The reccomended paper type is kami with 2 different sides. Harmony paper will give the pretty gradient effect
3 sheets of square paper for each design
1. Origami Swan ( 15 x 15 cm ) (6 x 6 inch) [ Printer Paper ]
2. Crown Bowl ( 20 x 20 cm ) (8 x 8 inch) [ Printer Paper ]
3. Frisbee ( min 30 X 30 cm ) (12 x 12 inch) [ Thick chart like foldable paper. Preferably one sided color ] [ For frisbee alone they can learn with paper of smaller dimension ( 20 x 20 cm ) (12 x 12 inch) and refold the fair version after the class ]
1 piece 8" or larger (20 cm) kami to start; very experienced folders can use 6" (15 cm) kami.
Bone folder can be helpful to set creases.
Do not use heavily patterned paper or it will be very hard to see the crease lines.
Harmony paper results in nice pattern (sold at The Origami Source):
Bokashi Bloom Harmony
Bokashi Rendering Harmony
Square origami paper at least 10 inches by 10 inches (25 x25 cm) any larger sized sized paper. Plain origami paper would be suitable.
It can be made from 4 pieces of standard kami paper (white one side). You'll need 1 piece of white paper 15x15cm (6 x 6in) (to be cut into 2 triangles), 1 piece of 5cm x 5cm (2in x 2in) red paper, and a black piece 7.5cm x 1.25cm (3in x 0.5in).
Two square sheets of duo or two different colours. Size: 6-inch (15-cm) or 8-inch (20-cm). Kami works, but a slightly heavier paper will be more sturdy.
At least two squares of paper 6 x 6 inch (15 x 15 cm). You can use kami paper or cut squares out of computer paper. A couple of paper strips about 4 inches x 3/8 inch (10cm x 1cm).
One hexagonal sheet of paper, cut from a 20cm (8 inches) square. Kami weight is perfectly fine and I suggest nothing thicker than 80gsm. Tant would also be a good choice.
Five pieces of thicker 6 inch x 6 inch (15 cm x 15 cm) paper; tant or copy paper is perfect.
10" (25 cm) square paper for each model. Prepare three sheets for three designs. Flatfish and Coelacanth have a color change.
One bicolor (red/white) rectangle with 1 : 2.5 proportion
For the class and a first try I recommend no smaller than 4 x 10 inches (10 x 25 cm).
I have used a kraft paper, but kami will work.
To give an idea of the reducing scale a 10,5 x 26,3 cm (about 4.1 x 10.35 inches) gives a model 10,5 x 9 cm (4.1 x 3.5 inches).
If you have bicolor letter size (8.5’’ x 11’’) is easy to cut in half so you will have 2 rectangles 4.25’’ x 11’’ and after measure and cut 4.25’’ x 10.625”.
Another possibility is to take a sheet 24 cm (9.6”) square of kami and to cut a 9,6 cm x 24 cm rectangle or 3.78’’ x 9.45”.
For this model, you will need 10 square sheets of 3 inch (7.5 cm) paper. The paper should be on the thinner side. Kami is perfect.
The model on the left uses paper with pink on one side and yellow on the other.
The model on the right uses paper with the same color on both sides.
6 squares of kami or tant--only one side will show. Recommend using 4-6" (10-15cm) squares.
A single sheet model, 15CM (6 inches) is a good size.
Students MUST prepare 1 sheet pre-creased grid:
• 16x16 grid square MOUNTAIN folds on the color side
• 32x32 diagonal VALLEY folds on the color side
Suggesting Harmony paper, but regular Kami or Kraft paper gives good results.
Tant and Astrobright work well, but paper with different color sides is recommended for the first time.
A bone folder and a bamboo skewer or other pointy tools are a good idea.
I recommend using kami, no larger than 6 inch/15cm.
For the 6 unit cube, you will need 6 sheets of paper - 3 colors, two sheets of each color.
For the 12 unit model, you will need 12 sheets of paper - 3 colors, four sheets of each color.
For the 30 unit model, you will need 30 sheets of paper - 6 colors, five sheets of each color.
Best paper for following along will be foil-backed paper, 30 cm (12") preferred; but doable from 10" (25 cm) paper, either kami or foil. Once you're comfortable with the folding sequence, any heavy wet-folding paper works well.
This model is folded from a regular Hexagon. I would recommend a hexagon that measures at least 24cm/9.5 inches from point to opposite point or larger for a first attempt. The model only shows one side of the paper, but if folded from a thin translucent paper the varying number of layers creates a beautiful effect when back lit - see photo! The model in the photograph is folded from 63gsm tracing paper which is as hard a paper as can be used as anything harder (e.g. vellum) will crack and split. Tracing paper, or any thin translucent plain paper will work, as would a large sheet of Kami.
The paper doesn’t need to be duo paper. You’ll need a sheet for the bag and another sheet for the heart.
Kami is fine, or a slightly thicker paper works too. Make sure you have extra paper on case.
One 2x1 rectangle of paper, at least 12" x 6" (30cm x 15cm). Foil is a good choice if available at that size. I plan to guide the class through folding a 36 x 18 grid, using the approximate division into thirds (twice).
Please use a large sheet of two-color paper. I will be folding the 1/4 model from 35cm (13.75 inches) two-color Kami for teaching, but the 1/4 model can be folded from 15cm (6 inch) Kami without much difficulty if folded precisely. While the images show a model folded from Japanese foil, I do not suggest foil for a first attempt as it is easy to rip the paper with foil.
1 sheet of kami colored on one side, white on the other. Ideal size is 10-inch, but 6-inch will work.
For this model, you will need 30 square sheets of 3 inch (7.5 cm) paper. I recommend paper with different colors on each side. Kami works well for this model.
We will need to fold each square into thirds, so I will have an additional 3 inch sheet of paper for the folding tool.
One sheet of 9 X 11 inch or 22.5 X 30 CM, scrapbook paper works well.
CM/Inch Ruler, pencil or pen
Small amount of measuring required
6" (15cm) paper for Rose.
10" (25cm) paper, Duck Boat has a color-change.
The best paper is a square over 24 cm (9.5 inches) with a white front and a black back.
30 pieces of 6 inch (15 cm) kami. They can be all be one color, or you can use combination of color (for example, 6 colors x 5 pieces per color = 30 pieces)
Recommend 24cm-35cm (~9in-14in) square of kami or other duo (black+white) paper.
One square of origami paper - kami works fine. Size 6 inch (15 cm) is good for learning. 3 or 4 inch (7.5cm or 10cm) also works well.
Any 6 inch (15 cm) kami.
1 piece of 6" (15cm) square kami for bird - can be duo, or printed on one side.
1 piece of 6" (15cm) square kami for nest - contrasting color compared to bird will work best.
Both models can be folded nicely from 6" (15cm) paper. Kami, foil, Tant, etc., all work well.
10" (25cm) kami or foil backed paper - duo colored
One US dollar (if available.) Otherwise, thin, strong paper of proportion at least 2:1. (Actual dollars are close to a 2.35:1 ratio.) If you're less experienced with money folding, or with folding from small paper, for the class you might consider using something larger, just make sure it's at least 2:1 proportioned! The design takes advantage of the decorations on the bill, though, so it's recommended if you're up to it!
15 cm or 6" kami or slightly thicker
15 cm (6 inch) kami will be fine. Or, if you want to be more fancy, you can use a slightly larger specialty paper or homemade tissue foil.
Standard six inch square origami paper.
Elements: 6 squares of 15x15 cm (6 inch)
Connectors: 12 squares of 7,5x7,5 cm (3 inch)
Paper between 65 and 80 gsm is ideal (standard origami paper is about 60 gsm and may work).
One 25x25 cm^2 (10x10 in) square of kami paper will suffice to understand the folding sequence of the model.
Thicker paper such as elephant hide and watercolor paper will produce better results since this model is suitable for wet-folding.
One sheet of 6 inch X 6 inch (15 x 15 cm) square paper. Regular origami paper is fine, but if you have Harmony or Corona paper (as shown in the photo) it gives nice effect on the finished model.
6 sheets of 6" (15 cm) paper. Kami or foil work well.
- Tweezers are optional but recommended
- Optimal paper size is a 10” (25cm) square and must exceed 6” (15cm) in both length and width (the larger the paper, the easier the model)
Made from one square of paper. Kami is ideal. 4-inch (10 cm) and 6-inch (15 cm) are ideal. A folding bone is helpful but not necessary.
El modelo comienza como a partir de un rectángulo de proporciones 1: 2,5 , pero para la clase una medida aproximada es traer una hoja A4 y cortar un cuadrado, el rectángulo que sobra sería el que utilizaríamos.
Es decir, pedir para la clase solo 1 hoja A4, allí les diría como formar el rectángulo.
Made from an uncut square. The model could be made from 15cm (6 inch) Kami, but actually maybe a better model would come from a 20-25cm (8-10 inch) square of a slightly heavier weight, say 120 gsm. For comparison, kami is about 60-65 gsm, tant is about 80 gsm, printer paper 90-100 gsm, stardream or elephant hide paper around 110-120 gsm.
Please come to class with one or more boxes of Kleenex tissues in any of the following three sizes:
Firstly, the smallest, a “100 flat” (that means it contains 100 tissues) - also known as Kleenex Professional brand tissue - measuring about 2” (51mm) high x 4.8” (122mm) wide x 9” (228mm) long. This is my favorite size, but it is often the most difficult to find unless purchased by the case.
Secondly, the medium height box, a “144 flat”, measuring about 3.5” (88mm) high x 4.6”(118mm) wide x 8.9” (225mm) long.
Thirdly, the large box, a “190 flat”, measuring the same width and length as the second above, but 4.6” (118mm) high.
You will want to have on hand some kind of practice paper from which to make a preliminary cover. This will be used as a template for making the finished model. I recommend a roll of brown or other wrapping paper not less than 20” wide.
Also, have on hand two tools: firstly, a means to cut the paper - this could be an “Envelopener”- type of cutter or a pair of scissors, secondly, a table knife or a credit card to tuck the paper into place. Thirdly, some nice quality paper for the finished Kleenex box cover.
For this cover, I like to use paper which, when folded, will yield flat, taut surfaces and crisp folds. My favorite papers to use are Cavallini brand posters (500mmx 700mm) which yield two box covers per sheet. The “Paper Source” is one such place to find this paper.
You need one middle-to-big square of any paper you wish for Seeker & Broom (from one square), and a little square of double-sided gold-white/gold-silver origami foil for Golden Snitch. For Seeker is recommended any paper which form-keeping is strong after folding & forming. In particular, craft paper suits well. Also good option is if paper for Seeker fits for wet folding, to give figure a completed form.
This model can be folded from foil or Kami, but for a first try I suggest using six pieces of foil, preferably two pieces each of three colors. 6 inches (15 cm) works well.
No supplies needed.
Total 2 pieces: one piece (1) for rose and one piece (1) for calyx).
Two pieces 20cm to 30cm (≈7.8 in to 11.8 in). Only experienced folders might fold it from from 15 cm (6 in) square. Smaller sizes are not recommended.
Final model is large in diameter and high roughly as 1/4 of length of initial square.
Suggested type of paper:
Light-medium weight (≈50 to 100 gsm), stiff, resistant to tear, with good memory (crimps, reverse folds), with smooth texture.
Any of these paper works well: Tant, Sirio (Fabriano/Fedrigoni), biotope, kraft paper, bread/sandwich paper (food kraft), sketch paper (e.r. „Schizza e strappa“ by Favini), lighter embossed efalin/estralin, lokta paper or similar.
In absence of previous listed or similar, not suggested (less nice result).but possible to use the common kami or sealing (coloured striped kraft).
The square of calyx is smaller with side equal half diagonal square for rose
As square of size of blintz base folded from of square for rose.
• 4 clips,
• Crochet tool with thin head or scrapbooking tool or wooden skewer or tweezers.
Origami Square paper with a side length of 24cm or 9.5 inches, kami preferably.
Bright colors, patterns or Japanese foil/ metallic paper would make it look very pretty.
Finished model: 8 cm (3 1/6 in) long, 5.5 cm (2 1/8) high, 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in) deep
8 to 10 Kami sheets, 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) in size.
6 pieces of kami. It can be 6 inches (15 cm) or 3 inches (7.5 cm). I typically use memo paper found from the office supply store where they're precut 3 by 3 inch (7.5 x 7.5 cm) sheet of papers. I recommend starting with 6 inches (15 cm) to familiarize yourself with a unit. Kami thickness works best for this model, anything thicker than kami will tend to bulk up as you fold more and more layers of paper.
25cm/10inch or larger squares suggested. Thin duo colored "kami" or origami paper works well. Thicker washi or Chiyogami not recommended for swimming action.
For a first try, I suggest a kami paper (color and white) around 24 cm (9.5 inches). Experienced folders can choose a kami paper 15 cm (6 inches).
Thirty squares of kami paper, three inch (7.5cm) size. The model pictured used thirty sheets of three inch harmony paper, 10 of each color.
• 4 pieces of 2-6 inch (5-15cm) square kami or other similar weight paper
• larger paper recommended for less skilled folders: preferable 4 pieces of 6 inch (15cm) and 4 pieces of smaller paper (7.5cm)
The model is super efficient, so a single square as small as 15cm (6") works, but larger than 20-25cm (8"-10") is better. You also want the paper to be pretty thick (90gsm, like printer paper), since many spots of the model are only one layer thick.
Please have a regular 8x8 grid ready (any paper, any size, valley or mountain crease does not matter, color does not matter) if you would like to follow along with a part of the lecture.
Works well from most 10" to 12" (25cm to 30cm) paper including kami and foil.
• 2 sheets of the same size paper, preferably Tant and preferably larger than 15cm (6 inches) square. Kami is fine, but thicker paper would work better. This will work with any paper you can grid and reverse the creases.
• Bone folder
• Crease Pattern or folded sample of a tessellation where repeating elements are not aligned with the grid
You will need five square sheets of paper. I recommend using 6” (15cm) squares with pink on one side and black on the other.
- 1 double-sided square piece of paper (It can be white with other color), of size 20x20cm (8x8 in). The finished model is about a quarter of the original, so it can be made with smaller or larger sizes. There is no strict type of paper but preferably a strong and light one.
- (Optional) Bone folder to the ones who feel comfortable with it.
A6M Zero Fighter: 25x25cm (10x10 inch) paper. One coloured paper for best results.
Any size from 3 inches to 6 inches (7.5 cm to 15 cm). Any type of paper, kami paper, washi paper, etc. Glue
a) 12 6" (15cm) square pieces of paper. They can all be the same color or different shades of one color (For example: 4 sheets each of 3 shades of blue or 3 sheets each of 4 shades of blue).
b) A pair of scissors. (We will start by cutting each piece of paper into a pentagon.)
Duo paper any size or color.
1 piece 6 inch (15 cm) or larger piece of Kami is needed.
Hexagon box bottom and top: 12 squares + one extra sheet to make a template: 15 cm (6 inch) recommended, bigger is fine. Smaller is fine if you are an experienced folder. Duo paper is great for the top (6 squares) because the back will show. The back will not show for the bottom. Kami or light weight duo are good choices for paper since there are multiple layers of paper in the finished box. Heavier paper could be problematic.
Triangle box bottom and top: 6 squares: 15cm (6 inch) or larger is fine just for learning the box.
If you want to make triangle boxes that nest in the hexagon box as shown, you need 3 squares for each box bottom (so a total of 18 squares) that are 1/2 the side length you used for the hexagon box. For example, if you used 15 cm (6 inch) for the hexagon box, you need 18 squares of 7.5 cm paper (3 inch). You will be modifying these squares in order to nest, so you will need an extra square to make a template and a cutting tool. Kami is a good choice. Heavier paper could be problematic.
We probably will not finish all 6 of the nesting triangle box bottoms during class, but you will know how to complete the project.
1 sheet of kami paper 6" (15 cm) or 10" (25 cm).
For each box we will need 6 sheets (3 sheets for lid and 3 sheets for container)
Printing paper (75-80 gsm) works well, such as Astrobrites (24 lb/89 gsm).
• 11 in by 8.5 in (US Letter), or
• 210 x 297 mm (A4)
You can download and print these patterned sheets designed by me. It was a part of an article that I published with Math Horizons:
***The Zoom recording for this class begins at 1:51:00.
The Crane Wallet is made from one square. A 6" (15 cm) square of Kami is good for learning.
This model is best with a large sheet of kami (9" to 12") (metric: 24cm to 30cm). No other supplies are needed.
8.5 in. (21.5cm) square gives a shelf that is 7 x 5, holds 2 inch models
12 inch (30cm) square give a 9 x 7 shelf, holds 3 inch models
Recommend printer paper, scrapbook paper, or cover stock for the weight.
Attach shelf to a wall or bulletin board with a thumb tack or push pin.
Time permitting: variation from 8.5” x 11” printer paper or A4 paper
✔ 8 pieces of 3x3 inch (7.5x7.5 cm) square papers
✔ To show contrast between heart and wreath, select paper one side color, reverse side different contrasting color; any color combination of the following:
• 8 pieces all one color
• 8 pieces each different colors
• 4 pieces of color A + 4 pieces of color B
• 2 pieces of 4 different colors
✔ 3 inch (7.5 cm) square makes a wreath diameter 6.75 inches (17 cm)
✔ Thin and crisp weight such as kami, harmony, paper backed foil or duo works well
⊘ Do not use thick, slippery or springy paper because wreath may fall apart
✔ Bone folder to flatten creases after assembling the wreath
Five 6" to 8" (15cm to 20cm) squares of Kami or Kraft paper:
- 1 piece for a template (any colour)
- 2 pieces for the left-handed units (one colour)
- 2 pieces for the right-handed units (different colour)
A paper cutter is required, as we will be using the template to create 6 bronze rectangles from each sheet (24 pieces in total).
Hexagon with 8x8x8 hex grid, about 8" (20cm) wide.
Thicker paper such as copy paper, Tant or Elephant Hide is preferred, though Kami will work, too.
A pointed folding tool or toothpick will make folding this model easier.
This model was designed and developed using squared up white typing paper, but as you'll note from the pictures, any two toned paper will work as well. The pictured rabbits were folded form 6in Kami, but 12in paper is recommended for this class. Best results are achieved with thinner paper.
Paper colour: paper can be same colour both sides. If each side has different colours, duo paper may be preferred but is not necessary.
Paper weight: Standard 80 gsm printer / copy paper is fine. A convenient source is from square memo blocks. Origami paper will work as well.
Paper size for Magic Star (Spiral Version): 8 squares around 75 mm by 75 mm to 10 cm by 10 cm (3 to 4 inches).
Paper size for Octagram Wreath and Octagram Slider: Cut the squares into two 2:1 rectangles: you need eight for each model.
If there is extra time, more squares and silver rectangles may be needed for bonus models. Silver rectangles have a proportion of 1 to the square root of two. See https://origamiusa.org/thefold/article/ed-explores-silver-rectangles
A paper cutter would be useful (scissors, envelope opener, knife, etc).
• One 6-inch (15 cm) sheet duo-color kami for the bird
• One 6-inch (15 cm) sheet heavier paper (e.g. Tant) for the toad - kami will also do.
Tweezers, bone folder or similar for one fold inside the bird's head. A bone folder could come in handy if you are folding the toad from Tant paper.
Square origami paper, either 6 or 8 inches (15 or 20 cm).
A square minimum 15 cm (5.9 inch), duo colour kami is fine, but 20cm (7.8 inch) is better for the class. Fancy duo paper is fun.
6"-8" (15-20cm) kami
• Gem Flower (1 sheet of red, 1 sheet of green)
• Equiliphant (6 sheets in 3 colours)
8 inch (29 cm) or larger kami/duo paper is recommended
One sheet of kami paper. 6 inch (15 cm) or above (recommend 9 inch or 24cm)
Dollar bill or similar paper currency or paper substitute. Please avoid the UK or Canadian currency with plastic inserts. You also can use paper rectangles. 2.61 x 6.14. It does not have to be exact.
Hexagon cut from 24x24 cm / 30x30 cm (9.5 x 9.5 inch / 12x12 inch) square.
Preferred papers: Tant, elephant hide (single colour)
Pre-creased 32 division grid.
Paper clips (optional).
This will be folded if enough time available: prepare hexagon with pre-creased 16 division grid, to fold a tato with the same tessellation design (one molecule).
Foil, Astrobrites, scrapbooking paper are all fine. Kami is a bit thin, but acceptable.
The Double Tetrahedron unit (largest red model) is made with 2"x11" (5cm x 28cm) strips for the outside strips and 1-3/4" by 11" (4.5cm x 28cm) strips for the inside unit--12 of each strip. Astrobright weight paper (24 lb/89 gsm) is recommended for the double unit.
You will need scissors and clips. Some kind of pointed thing—a toothpick, a bamboo skewer, the pointed end of a bone folder, is useful for opening up the pockets. And you can have a string available to hang it!
One square of standard origami paper, at least 6” (15cm); less experienced folders should probably use larger paper (such as 8” or 20cm).
8 pieces of 3" (7.5 cm) or 2" (5 cm) duo paper, kami weight.
Optional: small self-adhesive flat-backed rhinestones or pearls for a little bling in the center of the star
At least 6-inch (15 cm) kami will be great for this. Larger will be easier for less experienced folders. Fancier paper is certainly an option once the folds of the model are understood. Scissors will be needed but only for the creation of the hexagon.
Bring to class a hexagon cut from duo kami-weight paper with a point to point diameter of at least 9 inches (23 cm). Check YouTube for videos on cutting a hexagon from a square or rectangle.
Helpful also: Skewer or toothpick, a bone folder (or old credit card) for crisp folds.
1 piece 10 inch (25cm) duo color kami
1 sheet of 6 inch (15cm) or larger kami (origami paper).
To fold this model you will need one square sheet of paper with two colors (keep in mind that the dog head and butterfly are the same color). Paper size depends on finger dexterity and paper thickness. Basically I would advise using anything you would be comfortable folding a 16x16 grid with (though we won't actually be doing that) and having it a few layers thick in the final model. If you are still wondering what to use, a 10 inch (25 cm) kami works just fine.
The Letterfold is made from one sheet of 8.5x11 inch US letter paper, or any sufficiently-long and not-too-skinny rectangle will also be fine (a half-square, 2:1 proportion, e.g.) --- The Picture Frame is made from one square. If you use a 6" (15 cm) square, your picture-space will be 2 5/8" (6.66 cm) across.
A square of any traditional paper, ~15cm (6in). Recommend kami or Tant.
3 sheets of kami, from 6" to 10:" (15-25cm)
Duo color is prefered
The model requires a strong, thin paper. Papers such as Kami or Tant may tear too easily or get too thick. Foils (American/Japanese) should work fine if you are careful. Papers such as Kraft, tracing, or thin tissues may be too weak to stand if a strengthening substance is not used.
8 sheets of paper. 3 inches/7.5 cm.
Fortune cookies: 2 pieces or more 3.5 inch (about 9 cm) orange colored memo square paper preferred. Kami is ok if both sides have the same color.
Checkered fortune teller: 6 in (15 cm) kami will do.
6 inch (15cm) paper gives a 6 inch model.
8 squares for one star and another 8 squares for a second star.
Solid color kami looks good, duo not necessary, prints often too busy.
Students will need 3 square pieces of paper. Optionally they may have at the ready an x-acto knife, a cutting board (if they wish to make cut-outs), a compass (if they wish to appreciate the constructions we will be doing) and a pen or pencil of choice (if they wish to trace the patterns we will be constructing.
12 squares of patterned paper. The less symmetric the pattern the better it will look (see photo of sample paper). Note that only one side of the paper will show. Paper that is a similar weight to kami is a good choice. 7.5 cm (approx 3 inch) paper is a good size, but larger will work fine.
Please bring a prepared hexagon to class.
Start with kami paper of 15 cm x 15cm (6 x 6 inch) and prepare your hexagon. Single or dual color. Both sides of paper will show.
Video how to prepare hexagon https://youtu.be/PQAc733KVEc
Diagram how to prepare hexagon from a square https://www.origami-resource-center.com/hexagon-from-a-square.html
2 Kami squares, can be patterned or one color. Nice in either 2 colors or one color.