I Fold Origami

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    I love origami! I'm currently amidst making 1000 cranes. I've only started thus i don't understand the origami language. Like what exactly is a mountain fold and stuff like that. I need an origami dictionary. I don't get the terms! I only know how to make a box...
    peacenik peacenik
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2007

    Fiery Dragon by Kade Chan.

    I'd post the link to the instructions, but use google. It'll lead you to his blogspot, interesting stuff there. 
    LifeisReal1990 LifeisReal1990
    22-25, M
    Feb 15

    I Also Fold Origami

    I love the Komatsu squirrel and have always gravitated towards the more complex origami, I find it helps me to focus and relax. While I rarely have time to fold these days I do return to it when things get really bad and I just need to find my centre again.
    DavidFisher DavidFisher
    Nov 8, 2008

    Kusudama And Modular Origami

    I have been folding origami since I was a child. It is a simple pleasure. There are a few rules to follow when it comes to working with paper which require technical aptitude. It is an art form that follows logic and high math. It is also, in a sense, magical. What I like most...
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    Time Taken To Be Original

    I started origami in the 3rd grade and have been doing it every so often since at least twice a week every week it is very calming to do making each fold into part of the creation, I try my best to make each one perfect so the final piece is even better than the last try/attempt...
    CountryExperiences CountryExperiences
    22-25, M
    Aug 12, 2011

    Can someone teach me better?

    I want to make really cool origami, but everything I make just doesn't look natural. Like all things with time, it gets better. Can someone be my mentor?
    soordinary soordinary
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2014

    Made My Own

    I started origami in the 3rd grade and have been doing it every so often since at least twice a week every week it is very calming to do making each fold into part of the creation, I try my best to make each one perfect so the final piece is even better than the last try/attempt...
    Barnfun Barnfun
    18-21, M
    Nov 15, 2010

    Since I Was Little

    My folks got me a book of origami when I was 8 I think. I couldn't do everything at first, but tried to master at least one new origami every year (which progressed as I got older). By high school I was fairly proficient & actually folded over 100 cranes for the Model UN club...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    When I'm Bored Enough

    I'll make boxes and that blow up balloon thing.. 
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    Sadako Sasaki.

    When I was last in hospital I remembered the story of Sadako Sasaki and started folding crains aiming to get to 1000. I didn't quite make 1000 but I did a lot.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2007

    The Obsession

    Every scrap of useless paper I find, I fold Into some thing beautiful.  I LOVE to fold Lilies, They are my favorite.  I fold a ton of other things too, but Lilies are my favorite.  I am obsessed.  I fold at school, at home, in the car...everywhere...
    noossaBevoLI noossaBevoLI
    13-15, F
    Apr 19, 2009

    One of My Many Talents...

    At a Job interview when the guy goes what are your qualities? You can go, I fold Origami - and you'll get the job!!! Hmmm... not sure if that'll work, but I'm way into Origami. I can do a frog that can leap, I can do all sorts of boxes, and a flower, and a ladybird. You tell me...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2007


    I got a kit at Christmas, all it was, was a big pile of squared paper and a book on how to fold the different things. So Im slowly making a zoo. I've made a boat load of swans and penguins and a few dragonflies.Im yet to master the crane.
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2010

    Flying Pig.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20000611075540/www.eskimo.com/~marmonk/gallery2.htm I' trying to make a pig with wings but alas i am just a beginner therefore i am not familiar with the origami terms such a "rabbit ear top flap" or "colored bird base". SOS...
    peacenik peacenik
    16-17, F
    Oct 1, 2007

    Impressive Origami Dragon

    I was so impressed by this dragon, I had to share. I've liked origami since my grandmother bought me a couple of books and papers for it when I was in fourth grade. Without looking at instructions I can do a seal, crane, box or paper balloon, and a few others. This however IMO...
    zunderwo zunderwo
    36-40, M
    Sep 24, 2010

    I love origami, I use it to forget my troubles.

    The 'follower' as I call it and the sword are both my design
    SilverVoid SilverVoid
    13-15, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    For Fun

    I like to print things off of the computer and use as crafts for the kids. They love it and although I'm not great at it, they could care less. I do enjoy watching those who are proficient as it is quite the talent.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2007

    A Gift Of Stress Relief?

    Someone gave me a new book and papers for Christmas (thank you EP friend) and it is supposed to be a great stress reliever and peaceful.  Right now it just makes me cuss and say dirty things. Oh and sometimes I throw the book across the room and now that relieves some stress...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    Olivia And The Crane

    I was a quiet kid and this was one of my favorite pastimes.Back in the days though the things I folded weren't the sophisticated, beautiful origami we know today. Just boats, turtles and paper planes..My cousins and I even had a competition over who could fold the best...
    june1999 june1999
    31-35, F
    22 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    Anyone in my middle school can tell you

    that I'm an origami artist. I learned simple paper folding when I was younger to entertain myself, but now I mostly do it to impress my friends and feel accomplished when I figure something out. My mom just got me a book on making different types of butterflies, and I'm really...
    Boo37 Boo37
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2014

    Late Bloomer

    I Just started folding origami about a year ago. Seems like most people start young. This like heaps of other things I have started late in my life. Better late than never. How fun it is to make something so cool out of a simple piece of paper. I really like folding money as well...
    TbirdTamara TbirdTamara
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    Model: Divine Dragon (Bahamut) Original

    Designer: Satoshi KamiyaTime to fold: 9 hours.
    LifeisReal1990 LifeisReal1990
    22-25, M
    Feb 21


    i like to fold origami
    monmon00 monmon00
    16-17, F
    May 17, 2008

    I Fell In Love With It My First Try

    Its so simple, relaxing, fun. It takes time and effort to make it beautiful and your own. I have figured out how to shrink the projects. Just make what you start with smaller. Its nice to try and find new ways to make something. Like the birds and balloons. I just love it. Its so...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

    Everyday At Work

    My partner's mother (basically my mother-in-law ha) gave me an origami calendar for Christmas because she knew that I was artistic. I had never done origami in my life and didn't even know if it appealed to me, but it was a very thoughtful gift. I decided to put that...
    HypeArt HypeArt
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2009

    An Ancient Dragon I did a little

    while ago, when I got my first complex origami book.
    Arivano Arivano
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    I found the instructions

    for this reclosing box, and I've been making them all day and putting chocolate inside and giving them to all my friends. It's so much fun!
    scsoccer scsoccer
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2015


    I LOVE origami!!! AHH! It's my absolute favorite craft to do... And I'm a very crafty person, so I've done a lot of different stuff...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2007

    Origami was first introduced to me by my father.

    I was seven years old at the time. My father was a lot nicer to me back then. I remember sitting with him on the bed learning how to fold a frog. I've been folding ever since. I received my first book at age 8. Later I received another book from one of my mother's friends as a...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher
    Dec 13, 2013
    LifeisReal1990 LifeisReal1990
    22-25, M
    Jan 8

    In Need Of Some Origami Paper

    I don't create my own designs. I just follow others online. Youtube has a lot of really cool tutorials. I also have an origami book...I really need to get some Origami paper though. Problem is, no where around here sells it. :( I usually just find some colored paper and cut it...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 9, 2012

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    daguid daguid
    61-65, M
    Apr 21
    This makes me laugh and cry of cuteness
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    13-15, F
    Apr 20
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    22-25, M
    Apr 20
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    MoriyaSuwako MoriyaSuwako
    18-21, M
    Apr 20
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    delivered777 delivered777
    36-40, M
    Apr 18
    For you are the one, Who holds the cards in your hand, The chance to fold, The chance to play, To deny-to accept, To win- to lose, For what you do with those cards, Will...
    SeductivePoetess95 SeductivePoetess95
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    A piece of paper can be folded no more than nine times.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    When I was 11 and my sister was 12 we both got braces. I guess some kids think they're cool, but we most certainly did not. Besides being metal mouths we both got something called...
    tcassell96 tcassell96
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 17
    I didn't get enough time with him. This story is long, but all the details make it unique. I'll go in chronological order so I don't skip anything. I wrote a suicide note in my...
    MRalston MRalston
    2 Responses Apr 16
    been many months now and all I can see is society's further spiral into madness. the WiFi is weak here and I have plenty of food. but if I could do it again I would. society has...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Apr 14
    Just bought 2 18" pizzas to stuff by myself, my appetite is getting out of control. Can't wait to turn all this junk food into more fat folds
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 14
    The Plan was to Gang Fukk " Grace". Not Saving Grace. AT&T Millions Folds pulls string as far as from Northern Hemisphere, Netherlands. Watch Aura Boreislys from Norway ! They...
    fuckuprincessanyajaki fuckuprincessanyajaki
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Can I trust public scales? This morning I couldnt resist to use the scales in the station. I expected to see an error. But there was a result on the display, started with 4...
    psirider psirider
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    This is a true experience ..which happened to me in 8th std...since 5 th grade I was very much attracted to the belly area of the teachers .So once it was a our English class and...
    Siddhesh1769 Siddhesh1769
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    I was about 8 years old when I first tried to pretend to be an amputee. I would get my pajamas and fold my right leg up and put on the pants. When I stood up I fell but I got up...
    Pretender123 Pretender123
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    I've gained maybe 10-15 pounds this year (I wish my scale worked), and it's all gone to my belly. I used to be slender and bellyless, but now I have a nice chubby belly. When...
    FutureFat FutureFat
    16-17, M
    Apr 9
    I'm so ******* irritated right now! Stupid Microsoft decided to ******* upgrade my computer to Windows 10 without my say so! I had already declined the upgrade several times till...
    CannibalisticUnicorn CannibalisticUnicorn
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Im was about 8 -10 when i first tried pretending to be an amputee. I got me a pair of pants and folded one of my legs and put the pants on. When nobody was looking i would hope...
    Pretender123 Pretender123
    16-17, M
    Apr 9
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    wis123 wis123
    26-30, M
    Apr 8
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    wis123 wis123
    26-30, M
    Apr 8
    Wow I can't believe that I'm even writing about this they say writing is therapeutic and I always used to write but haven't in 5 years when my life changed forever. I always knew...
    Danielleirisgene Danielleirisgene
    31-35, F
    Apr 7
    You think that you knew the way my heart was shaped, every vein mapped and memorized the exact beat against yours. But you only measure in rhythm, never the precision in pitch...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 7
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    FutureFat FutureFat
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 6
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    Emmanjoy Emmanjoy
    1 Response Apr 6
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    dad35 dad35
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 6
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