Origami Frame

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 02-09-2009 | 15,355 views

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Look in the mailbox each day and you’ll see many leaflets/brochures wasting there. Why not turn them into something nice and useful? Let’s make an origami frame out of these papers.

This frame is particularly useful for pre-schools that uses the children's photo and name to tag their book shelves, shoe rack and etc. It is inexpensive and very simple to do.

This frame is particularly useful for pre-schools that uses the children's photo and name to tag their book shelves, shoe rack and etc. It is inexpensive and very simple to do.


You'll need to cut the paper into a square. I line it with another piece of paper to make it 'harder'.

You'll need to cut the paper into a square. I line it with another piece of paper to make it 'harder'.


Fold it half.

Fold it half.


And half again.

And half again.


Open.

Open.


Fold all corners to the middle and open.

Fold all corners to the middle and open.


Fold one end to the line.

Fold one end to the line.


Fold again.

Fold again.


And again. Repeat for the remaining three.

And again. Repeat for the remaining three.


Cut a picture and paste it inside. Paste the four flips onto the photo and your photo frame is done. Put a double layer tape at the back if you wish to stick in onto the children's bookshelves, etc.

Cut a picture and paste it inside. Paste the four flips onto the photo and your photo frame is done. Put a double layer tape at the back if you wish to stick in onto the children's bookshelves, etc.

Origami Rat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Mouse, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 31-08-2009 | 14,711 views

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Say the word RAT and most of us will jump!  But I’m sure this origami rat will make even the kids to love rodents.

Origami rat.

Origami rat.

You'll need a square piece of paper.  Try getting grey for maximum effect.

You'll need a square piece of paper. Try getting grey for maximum effect.

Fold it half and half again. Open. We just need the lines that has formed.

Fold it half and half again. Open. We just need the lines that has formed.

Fold one end, not too near the middle.

Fold one end, not too near the middle.

Fold a flip upwards as the ear.

Fold a flip upwards as the ear.

Fold the bottom nicely to the back.  The origami rat is quite ready.

Fold the bottom nicely to the back. The origami rat is quite ready.

Decorate it and it is all ready to eat cheese!

Decorate it and it is all ready to eat cheese!

Origami Pig

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Pig | Posted on 25-08-2009 | 29,208 views

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This origami pig is so simple even a kid can do it!

Origami Pig

Origami Pig

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold it half again.

Fold it half again.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Fold both corners to meet in the middle.

Fold both corners to meet in the middle.

Fold it down.

Fold it down.

Fold a little flip up.

Fold a little flip up.

Fold a smaller flip down.

Fold a smaller flip down.

Fold two corners as the ears.

Fold two corners as the ears.

Origami Car

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 21-08-2009 | 26,592 views

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This origami car will go well with little boys.

This origami car will go well with little boys.

Start with a square piece of paper

Start with a square piece of paper

Fold it half.

Fold it half.

Fold it half again and open it back. We just need the line that has formed.

Fold it half again and open it back. We just need the line that has formed.

Fold up into the middle line.

Fold up into the middle line.

Fold both ends down.

Fold both ends down.

Fold it close along the middle line.

Fold it close along the middle line.

Like this...

Like this...

Fold the end up again.

Fold the end up again.

Fold one end down and turn it around.

Fold one end down and turn it around.

Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!

Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!

Origami Jetplane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 14-08-2009 | 10,687 views

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Thinking back on ol’ school time. Flying a paper jetplane is a must do everyday during a boring lesson.

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The origami jetplane is now ready!

The happiest kid around!

The happiest kid around!

Origami Boat (3D)

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 24-07-2009 | 13,405 views

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Remember back in our ol’ school days we used to fold this boat? I was reminded of this boat by my students. Let’s see how she fold this boat.
Fold an a4 paper into half.
Fold the sides to the middle line.
Both sides.
Fold the four corners up to the middle.
And again for all four corners.
Like this.
Fold a small flip at both sides.
The trickiest part is to turn the boat inside out. Once you got that mastered, you’ll get your origami boat!
The kids and their boat. Unfortunately, there was no boat for Ethan that day. But he is still happy though! ^^

Origami House

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 03-07-2009 | 5,981 views

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Home Is Where Our Heart Is. So let’s try to do this simple origami house. Just follow the picture instruction and you’ll get it!









Origami Koala

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Koala, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 23-06-2009 | 16,072 views

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I love Koalas. They are just so cute. Here is a simple way to make your very own Origami Koala.
You’ll need a square paper.

Fold it in half.

Fold one end down to the bottom.

Followed by the other.

Fold a flap up.

And another flap for the ears.

Flap it back down a little bit to make it blunt.

Repeat on the other.

Fold down the upper part of the head.

Fold up one side of the lower part of the face.

And the other.

Turn it over and decorate it as you wish.

 

Origami Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Origami | Posted on 18-06-2009 | 12,828 views

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Another easy origami to do.
You’ll need a square paper to start with.

Fold it into two.

Fold the bottom end up into the middle.

Repeat on the other side.

Fold a flip.

Fold another flip. Can you see Ethan’s little fingers joining in the ‘glamour‘? ^^

Turn it over and you’ll get this. Decorate it with eyes and mouth and you’re done!

Ethan admiring the origami fish. 😀

 

Origami Ladybug

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 25-05-2009 | 8,234 views

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This has got to be one of the simplest origami ever! If you ever want to try origami, this origami ladybug is definitely for you.
Fold a square paper half.
Fold down both corners leaving some space in the middle.
Flip it over and fold the upper part to the middle point.
Fold a little back up.
Flip it over again and decorate it with some black dots.
Simple? Too simple… This origami ladybug is just way too simple. 😀

Origami Frog

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 21-05-2009 | 6,893 views

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Sugar Honey taught me this origami frog.

This origami frog is quite simple yet looks difficult to explain.
First, get a square paper and fold all corners to the middle.
Turn it over and fold all corners to the middle again.
Turn it over again and fold all corners to the middle one last time.
Turn it over and you’ll get this.
Pinch two of those out to form the eyes.
Like this.
See the eyes? Then press down the mouth.
Flatten the feet.
My students with their origami frog. ^^

Origami Whale

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Origami | Posted on 15-05-2009 | 7,931 views

Another super easy origami to do. It’s so easy, I’ll just let the pictures do the ‘talking‘ as usual.

Origami Crab

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 01-05-2009 | 7,608 views

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The origami that I chose will always be very simple, it is self-explanatory. Here goes an origami crab project I had with my students for their essay props.
Just look at their proud faces having accomplish something nice. The next step when I got them to do their essay on crabs, their face is not so ‘glowing’ anymore. LOL!

Origami Dog

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 01-05-2009 | 7,423 views

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Let’s officiate this blog with an origami dog post. This is an extremely simple origami, it needs no explaination. The picture will do the ‘talking’.

Don’t you think Ethan is doing it like a pro now? 🙂

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