Foldigami Friday (Week 5)

Hey, everyone! Today, week 5 of Foldigami Friday, is finally here! Sit back, relax, grab a piece of paper, and enjoy…

…the butterfly!

Now, this is where all of the old scrap paper from the last few weeks come in. Hopefully you saved some, but if ou didn’t, that’s okay. One square sheet of paper cut in half will give two butterflies (1 per half).

We start by folding it on half and back to crease it down the middle.

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Next, fold the corners in.

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Fold it in half and crease it in the middle. This might seem a little tricky, so look at the picture before you continue.

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Loop it around your finger as shown. The green line indicates the middle crease we made in the last step.

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Reinforce the dent made in the third step.

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Now, put your fingers on either side of the loop and pinch them together as shown. The wings will flap!

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Hope you enjoyed it!

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Foldigami Friday (Week 4)

Since we missed last week due to my vacation, here is Week 4, with the tiger body! You’d be better off completing the Tiger Head before you do this.

I know you must be waiting for the Tiger Body, so here it is! 😀

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Just like last week, we start with a bird base, which starts with a square base.

Fold it in half vertically and horizontally. Then, turn and flip over the paper. Fold it in half horizontally, then turn it over to check that it looks like this. If it does, turn it over again.

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After you turn it over again, collapse it just like last week.

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It should look like this.

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Fold and unfold the flaps inward so that when you unfold it, it should look like this. Repeat on the other side.

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Raise the bottom point of the top side and fold both sides inward. Fold it down, flatten it, raise it up, and flatten it again. Repeat on other side. It should look like this when you are done. To help, the blue paper in the second picture is from last week, to show you how I did it.

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Fold the bottom flaps to the side.

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Fold the top down.

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Fold the side flaps of that flap folded down in to the middle. The edges should fold in, so in the end it should look like this.

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Fold the tip down.

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Fold it in half vertically and turn it sideways.

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Flip it over. Pleat fold the legs just like last week’s front legs. Again, the blue is from last week, to show how I did it.

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Now, take the Tiger Head from last week. Slide the back into the front so that it looks like this.

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Of course, I, as I’m terrible with origami, had trouble holding it together with my right hand long enough to take the picture with my phone. If you too are like this, you might need to use a considerable amount of tape. I, unfortunately, didn’t have any at the time, so I had to go with stretching my fingers to the limit.

The final step is to draw a face on it and give it a name! Meet Stalker. He will stalk you in your dreams. XD

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Check in next Friday for Week 5! 😀

Foldigami Friday! (Week 3)

Hey, everyone! Today I present you with Week 3 of Foldigami Fridays:

The tiger head!

Now, take notice that it is only the front part. We will introduce the back part next week, and how to put it together. 😀

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We start with a bird base. Of course, then we need to start a square base….

Fold and unfold the (square) paper in both ways (horizontal and vertical).Then, turn it and fold it down. Turn it back and it should look like this.

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Turn the paper over and collapse the model inwards.

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Fold and unfold the side flaps to the center and the top flap down. Repeat on the other side.

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Raise the bottom point of the top side and fold both sides inward. Fold it down, flatten it, raise it up, and flatten it again. Repeat on other side.

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It should look like this when you’re done.

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Fold the bottom flaps to the side.

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Fold it in half vertically and turn it.

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Fold the tip up with a reverse fold, folding the middle over the top edge of the flap. (Sounds hard to understand but that’s the best I can do–sorry)

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Fold the tip down.

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Fold the bottom tip underneath the ‘head’.

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Turn it over, use scissors to cut diagonally through ONLY the first layer, then fold them up and turn it back over.

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Pleat-fold the ‘legs’.

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This is what it should look like.

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Now, it looks kind of odd because I’m terrible at origami, but I think it’ll do. Until next time! 😀

Foldigami Friday! (Week 2)

Before we start, I have to say I am extremely sorry that this post is a day late, but I was very busy and got home late in the night. I honestly wish I had stayed up to do this, but now here it is!

Presenting…

…the paper heart!

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Step 1: Get a square sheet of paper.

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Step 2: Cut it in half. One sheet makes 2 hearts.

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Step 3: Crease it in the middle.

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Step 4: Fold the bottom edge upwards so that the edge reaches a quarter up the paper.

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Step 5: Fold the bottom edges to the middle crease.

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Step 6: Turn over.

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Step 7: Fold the side edges inwards.

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Step 8: Fold the corners down.

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Step 9: Fold the top corners down.

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Step 10: Turn over.

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Step 11: Enjoy!

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Foldigami Friday! (Week 1)

Hey, everyone! I’m here to introduce a new thing here on Epic Stuffz. Foldigami Fridays are here! Every Friday, we will show the steps to making a certain origami figure (different one each week). The important thing is to have fun and never give up, no matter how hard it may seem to you!

We’ll start with the seahorse!

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Step 1: Fish base

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To do this, first take a square piece of paper.

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Start by turning it so that it looks like this:

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Fold the left and right corners into the center:

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Flip over:

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Fold it in half horizontally:

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Flip over:

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Fold the edges in, at the same time opening the flaps and folding them down:

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Fold the flap down:

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Flip over:

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Step 2: fold in half.

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Step 3: fold the bottom edge of the flap upwards:

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Step 4: fold tip down:

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Step 5: repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other side.

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Step 6: fold left edge to right edge.

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Step 7: repeat on other side.

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Step 8: fold the top part back, reversing the fold so it looks like this. It is a little hard, but don’t be afraid to accidentally squash it. It happens.

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Step 9: fold the tip back.

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Step 10: do another reverse fold to fold the top part back. This will be the head.

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Step 11: make a pleat fold like that for the snout.

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Step 12: make several pleat folds on the tail.

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Step 13: Draw a face and name it! 😀

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Tip: What to do with extra scraps of paper

Step 1: get the scraps.

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Step 2: if it is very thick, fold it in half vertically.

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Step 3: fold it in half horizontally.

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Step 4: Fold the flap up halfway. Repeat on the other side.

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Step 5: It should look something like this.

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Step 6: fold the flap down halfway. Repeat on the other side.

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Step 7: If the half-formed thing is collapsing on itself, try to fold the top so that it stays in place a little easier.

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Step 8: It should look somewhat like this from the front.

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Step 9: make three tears/cuts on each side at the bottom of the flap.

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Step 10: Your spider is now complete!

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If you don’t want to make a spider, then you can always play around with it. I’ve found that random folds can often lead to some new creation. Whatever you do, it is important to be creative and have fun!