Representational origami is one of the most well-known, and perhaps one of the earliest, types of origami. The first representational origami sculptures were probably butterflies attached to sake bottles at Shinto weddings in Japan. One of the best known representational models is the crane.
Robert Lang's representational designs are well-known for their great detail, realism, and complexity.
This is a complex 3D mouse that requires 3D shaping for the best effect. Note that it contains several complex sink-folds, some of which require coalescing multiple sinks simultaneously.
This mouse folds nicely from 25 x 25 cm (10”) foil-backed paper. The one in the photo is folded from 25 cm Alufoil (folded white-side out, which is how the model will be taught).