Tuesday, 17 December 2013

An Origami A Day: My Origami Elephant

Encounter my little origami blue elephant:

Like an elephant charging to you.

Close up.

Side view, not a vey good view.

Rear view. Look at my little tail. Cannot wiggle it :-(

Truely an elegance elephant.
Try to fold it here.

Happy folding.


Monday, 16 December 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Little Elephant

A cute and elegance origami elephant to fold.

A bit difficult, but if I can fold it. you can fold it too.

Wanna see my origami elegance elephant.

Wait for my next post.

Happy folding.


An Origami A Day: Food Origami

Paper being folded into many kind of things including food. Try to fold some of these food origami. Kawaii...

Origami Chocolate Bar:

Origami Waffle:

Origami milk carton:

Very cute. Hehehe. Happy folding.


Friday, 13 December 2013

Craft: Fluffy & Feathery



Thursday, 12 December 2013

Origami info: Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami

Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami -- using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.

Did you know that  origami is being applied to many things around you, it is not just an origami crane only. Not just a piece of paper only. Look at the tissue box, the flip calendar, files on your desk it is an origami concept.

Did you know that the satellite up on your head is using folding technique. There is an origami stent, a revolutionary creation by a Japanese that being used medically.

Watch this video of 18 minutes talks by a pro origamist and you will open your eye.

happy watching.


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Crafts: Paper rolls craft & get well soon card

Doing crafts with your family is very fun and filled with children's laughter, especially if they do the things we did not expect.

Crafts using paper roll is easier and fill the time with the children. It is readily available and can be used a variety of games or ornaments.

The craft punch is also very useful for us to pierce the paper into the shape we want.
Get well soon card

Monday, 9 December 2013

An Origami A Day: How to fold a plastic bag into a triangle

Paper is not the only material that we can fold. Today we are going to learn how to fold a plastic bag. It is a great and fun way to organize plastic bags when they are folded as we can sort it by size.

Easy right? Happy folding and organizing your plastic bags. Please reuse the plastic bag and reduce the usage of it to conserve our planet.


Sunday, 8 December 2013

An Origami A Day: Newspaper Origami Garbage Bin

You have piles of newspapers? Don't have any idea on how to use it? Do not throw them as a garbage as you can fold it into a garbage bin.
picture source: origami-club.com

Pop Up: Gift problem, try this.

Having a hard time looking for a present or a card. Try to do this simple but a very eyecatching card. It is simple to make and you can give it to anyone you like.

Happy folding

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Nov & Dec 2013 giveaway by LHGC Blog

Dear readers,

Lin Handmade Greetings Card Blog is giving giveaways, not one but two awesome Japanese hand bound books. It look very elegance with Japanese paper as a cover.

Picture source: azlina-lin.blogspot.com/
Please click here to have a closer look at her creative creation pictures.

Have fun.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Origami Tool: Bone Folder, How to use it!?

Here is a couple of videos on bone folder. The first video is the different type of bone folders that available on the market:

Origami Tool: Bone Folder

picture source: wikipedia.org
A bone folder or bonefolder is a dull edged handtool used to fold and crease material in crafts such as bookbinding, cardmaking, origami and other papercrafts where a sharp crease or fold is needed.

Often made from the leg bone of a cow, deer, or similar animal,there are also synthetic alternatives made from plastics. However those made from bone may be less prone to leaving residues on the workpiece. 

In Japanese bookbinding the equivalent folding tool is traditionally made from bamboo, although a Japanese fabric marking tool ("hera") or Western bone folder may be substituted.

The bone folder is also used for marking fabric where a temporary mark needs to be made without damaging the material.

I love folding paper using bonefolder as it  the sharp and accurate crease or fold a paper. The end result is very precise and sharp compared by folding a paper using hand and finger nail. Although, it is very hard to find one in bookstore or shops in Malaysia. You can substitute it with plastic ruler.

source: wikipedia.org


Monday, 25 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Tomato Box.

Wow a cute box. Also being called persimmon box. Thank you Leyla Torres for this lovely picture on her website: OrigamiSpirit.com

Video instructions:
Happy folding.


Sunday, 24 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Flower Tower

picture source: www.shadowfolds.com
Want to try a difficult origami, try to fold this Flower Tower design by Chris K Palmer.

youtube video:

Wish you luck in folding it.


An Origami A Day: Simple Masu Box

picture source: http://craftyjournal.com
"Masu" in Japanese mean measurement and if it translate directly masu box mean measurement box. It was originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Ball / Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Pop Up Card: Pop Up Penguin

Since yesterday we post about a pop up card, so for an activity with my daughter and my wife we decided to do one. We cut a black paper in a shape of a penguin and paste it on a card which where drawn by my wife a panorama of a pole.

My daughter love the card very much. :-)

Closed card

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Origami Info: Pop Up Cards

picture source: cp.c-ij.com

Pop-Up Cards are basically cards that, once opened, have a picture coming outward, giving the reader a surprise.

Pictures and printed messages in greeting cards come in various styles, from fine art to humorous to profane. Non-specific cards, unrelated to any occasion, might feature a picture (or a pocket to paste in a personal photograph) but no pre-printed message.

Although it is difficult to make, this card is unique because it involves accurate paper folding and cutting, gluing, sewing and paper engineering, it is a very exciting for the card receiver and is great for surprising someone especially kids and girls.

A various website offer a range of template, tutorials, tips and tricks on making this card. This are a few of it:
 Do try some of them.

Happy folding,


Thursday, 7 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Shirt

An origami shirt is a popular origami fold during father's day and easy to make. It can be paste in front of a card or can be a gift tag. U can fold it by using money such as RM 1 (paper note) and it will turn out very pretty but do not try to fold it with a polymer note as it may not fold properly.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Lucky Heart

picture source: origami-resource-center.com
This paper heart is called a Lucky Heart because it is made in the same way the Origami Lucky Stars are made. Perhaps a name of Puff Heart or Puffy Heart might be appropriate since this heart is puffy and not flat. Model uses one strip of paper and requires cutting. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Lucky Stars

Origami Stars: pictures credit: www.KatherinaKrafts.etsy.com
I am sure you have seen this stars as decorations in many places such as shops or showrooms. It is a fun  and easy papercraft to make and can be decorated in many ways. You can put it in a jar, hang it as mobile or tie them together to make a colourful bracelet or an elegance necklace. update 6.11.2013: it also called origami lucky star as you give it as a gift to wish luck to someone.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Cat

picture source: origamimaniacs.blogspot.jp

Learn how to make this adorable origami cat designed by Richard Wang, it is not a simple model so i label it as intermediate. The dimension of paper is 12 x 8, which mean you must measure & cut a 12 cm x 8 cm paper.

Monday, 21 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Easy Origami Heart

 Picture source: origami-instructions.com

This easy origami heart is perfect for everything, a gift to your love one, paste in on a card or even a gift tag. It's very simple to make and perfect for everyone. Make one or make 10 and give them to your lover!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Butterfly

An elegance origami butterfly 3D Butterfly. It's like a real butterfly.

Do enjoy folding it with this diagram:

Monday, 14 October 2013

Eid al-Adha

We at wefoldpaper.blogspot.com wish all of our reader:

We wish you Happy Eid Al Adha.
Please drive carefully and safely.

coming soon on this blog:

stay tune.

with salam,

Origami Tools: Paper

 picture source: wikipedia.org
The first an for most tools you definitely going to have to fold origami or any papercraft obviously is paper or paper like material. Almost any laminar (flat) material can be used for folding; the only requirement is that it should hold a crease.

Paper used for origami can range from the very simple and easily available Printer Paper to the specially designed Origami Paper and here are some of it that mostly use in paper folding:
  • Origami paper, often referred to as "kami" (Japanese for paper), commonly sold in bookstore in small pack, usually squares of various sizes ranging from 2.5 cm (1 in) to 25 cm (10 in) or more. It is commonly colored on one side and white on the other; however, dual coloured and patterned versions exist and can be used effectively for color-changed models. Origami paper weighs slightly less than copy paper, making it suitable for a wider range of models.
  • Normal copy paper with weights of 70–90 g/m2 can be used for simple folds, such as the crane and waterbomb.
  • Foil-backed paper is a sheet of thin foil glued to a sheet of thin paper. Related to this is tissue foil, which is made by gluing a thin piece of tissue paper to kitchen aluminium foil. A second piece of tissue can be glued onto the reverse side to produce a tissue/foil/tissue sandwich. Foil-backed paper is available commercially, but not tissue foil; it must be handmade. Both types of foil materials are suitable for complex models.
  • Washi is the traditional origami paper used in Japan. Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts. Washi is commonly made using fibres from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub or the paper mulberry but can also be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat.
  • Paper money from various countries is also popular to create origami with; this is known variously as Dollar Origami, Orikane, and Money Origami.
However origami as an art which use a lot of paper and does not deem it to be environment friendly. Keeping in mind the importance of trees for our environment, try to minimize the wastage of paper and make sincere efforts to fold the designs of Origami with previously USED PAPER, unless you are doing it for a professional purpose.

Please share this and save our environment.

Happy folding.


info source: wikipedia & learnorigami.blogspot.com

Sunday, 13 October 2013

My Origami Tulip

My purple origami tulip on a skewer.

Try folding it: Origami tulip

Happy folding


Thursday, 10 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Tulip

Paper can be folded into various type of objects and mostly folded into a small animals figurine, flowers and insects 

For a beginner, it is advisable that we start with simple model, yesterday we start with a simple animal origami which is crane or bird as some people refer it. It is a fun model where we can hang it as mobile, paste it on the wall and make a card out of it.

Today we will teach you on how to fold a simple but an elegance flower, Tulip. Tulips is a spring-blooming perennials flowers that grow from bulbs. Tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, they thrive in climates with long, cool springs and dry summers. Although perennials, tulip bulbs are often imported to warm-winter areas of the world from cold-winter areas, and are planted in the fall to be treated as annuals.
(Info source: wikipedia)

It is a colourful flower and you can fold it in bright colour such as red, purple, pink and using pattern paper or just a plain white paper. You can fold as many as you can fold and put it on an origami stem or skewer, make a bouquet of flower as a gift to someone and as a decoration on a gift. Here is a video on how to fold a tulip and the stem.

And diagrams:

Hope you like it. Happy folding.

<3 izw :-)

Origami Info: Health Benefits of Origami

Why do people fold paper into little animal shapes or flowers? For most, it is because it’s fun and it looks nice. But for others, it is a way to RELAX; a way to let the day’s tension melt away. More and more now, care providers and researchers have found that folding paper can help those with medical conditions.

The most obvious benefit of origami is for those who have had surgery or injuries of the hands. Origami helps patients regain control over their hand movements and helps build muscles. Patients find doing their “hand exercise” through origami is more rewarding than traditional physical therapy methods.

Some therapists have found that origami helps those with low self esteem, anxiety, ADHD, autism, mental retardation, and other psychological conditions. People who have been diagnosed with depression have found that origami gives them hope.

Interestingly, volunteers have taught origami to prison inmates. The act of folding paper allows some of the inmates to decrease their level of anxiety. Some prison inmates fold origami models to give to their wives or girlfriends. What better way to encourage a healthful mindset.

John Smith has a list of articles relating to the educational & health benefits of origami. Perhaps, the best way to understand the health benefits of origami is to read the testimonials of those who use origami as a tool for therapy. See the web sites of Marilyn Abbmackdes and George Ho for extensive information on the health benefits of origami.

The article was taken from: http://www.origami-resource-center.com

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

An Origami A Day: Crane

We start our blog with something simple. A popular origami and may be the most origami being fold around the world, origami crane. 

In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. The Thousand Origami Cranes has become a symbol of world peace through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who tried to stave off her death from leukemia as a result of radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II by making one thousand origami cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed and buried them all with her. (This is only one version of the story. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum states that she did, in fact, complete the 1,000 cranes.)

To fold the crane i will guide you. Hmmm, would you like a diagram or video? For me video is the best as we can see details on how we can fold the paper but not all can access to high speed internet and follow the video. So i provide all of you with diagram and video. Please comment so that i can improve this blog for you. 

Here is an aid for you if you wish to fold it. There are a lot of variation but i think this is the simplest one. 

 picture source: http://www.carbonequity.info

A video from youtube:

Happy folding :-)



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With every step that we take, 
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