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Origami Menko – Folding Instructions

Origami Menko

An origami menko is one of the traditional modular origami models in which two paper units are connected to form the model. This origami model is the precursor the origami cube which was designed based on the folding technique of a menko. Menkos are one of the earliest modular origami models and to this date remain one of the popular modular origami models too. The sheer simplicity of the model could be one of the reasons it is this popular.

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Cherry Blossoms Kusudama – Tutorial

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There are many types of the traditional kusudama. This beautiful art of paper folding will never stop surprising you. The various patterns and the different method of making the units only result in increasing my kusudama addiction! The one we see here is a Sakuradama or a Sakura Kusudama as it is referred to and I believe this model is by KAWASAKI Toshikazu. Thanks to the Japanese for this lovely art. 

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Origami Samurai Helmet

Origami Samurai Helmet

Hat making is always cherished by kids as it is something they can make, wear and ‘show off’ with pride. Origami Samurai helmet or hat is a fun origami model for kids to make and wear. It involves a few easy steps and will come in handy during theme parties. These hats which trace back their origin to Japanese warriors represents courage and honor.

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Tissue Paper Doilies – DIY

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This is how you could make tissue paper doilies using the technique of kirigami. The method is similar to how we made paper snowflakes. You can make similar kind of doilies using starched fabric as well with crisper cuts for a clear pattern.

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