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THE FOLDED CORNER
ISSUE NO. 2, OCTOBER 2018

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the second issue of The Folded Corner!
My name is Chrissy, I’m the person behind Paper Kawaii.

WHAT IS THE FOLDED CORNER?

The folded corner is a monthly online article featuring origami reviews, tutorials, giveaways, community photos, free printable origami paper, coupons/special offers and more! – For more info on how The Folded Corner started, refer back to the first issue.

This month, many people are starting to make decorations for Halloween, I myself do not celebrate it per se, Halloween is only just starting to become popular in Australia. Having said that, I love all of the spooky themed origami I see posted in October.

Want to submit an idea or suggest a specific item? Please see the bottom of the page for contact info and more information on how you can contribute to The Folded Corner.

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OCTOBER Freebie!

Make some little trick-or-treat boxes or bags with this Halloween themed printable origami paper.

It’s covered in little Halloween bats, cats, pumpkins and moons!

Table Of Contents

book Reviews

In each issue of The Folded Corner, there will be up to 5 book reviews, any book recommendations are welcome, please see the bottom of the page to leave a comment or send a message. All books are either sent by companies or authors for free or these books are part of my collection.

1. Air and space origami by John szinger

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where to buy

Air and Space Origami by John Szinger is available in many book shops, or buy online.

Air and Space Origami by John Szinger is a great gift for kids and adults who love all things sci-fi, space and airplane related!

I folded two of the models included to test them out, the ‘Jumbo Jet and ‘Space Shuttle’ models. The jumbo jet is one of the easier ones and the space shuttle appears to be the most advanced included. I would think kids below 8 or 9 would definitely need help to fold these.

The origami instructions are pretty easy to follow and understand. What’s nice about them is that there is some room left for interpretation. For example, my jumbo jets tail ended up different to what was intended!

Each model comes complete with a set of interesting facts about the vehicle as well as detailed step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold it.  Air and Space

Air and Space Origami by John Szinger Kit includes:

  • A colorful 64-page step-by-step origami instructions book
  • 14 exciting air and space origami projects
  • 48 sheets of custom designed folding paper
  • 185+ Stickers

All in all, this kit is a great gift option for kids and adults!

2. Amazing Origami For Children by Steve & Megumi Biddle

Amazing Origami For Children by Steve and Megumi Biddle is a wonderful staple book for all origami fans. I have had this book for many years.

This book was published in 1990, so it has the older, nicer (in my opinion) diagrams. The diagrams include little hand illustrations, making it a little easier to understand than usual.

The book has some really pretty full color photos in the middle that give you ideas on how to display the finished origami pieces. Predominantly each page is in black and white with blue accents.

I especially appreciate the clear contents page (photo to the left), listing the name of the mode and who designed it. There is one mistake- I’ve been informed that the ‘Blow Top’ on page 53 is not traditional, and should be credited to Robert E. Neale. Other than that, unlike some origami books that contain traditional models, they are listed as such.

This book would be helpful to those who would like to be/are teaching origami at a class for beginners or children. This is due to the continuations I mentioned before. The models are not just included at random, they are in somewhat of a sequence.

You will find many origami models that you have never seen before as well as some great classics.!

where to buy

Amazing Origami For Children by Steve & Megumi Biddle is available to buy online.
You can also check your library.

3. Learnigami – modular origami boxes by paper kawaii

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^ The contents of the book (click to enlarge).

The third book I’ll be ‘reviewing’ is a little biased, as LEARNIGAMI – Modular Origami Boxes by Paper Kawaii is of course my own!

I’m sure no one will notice that this issue of The Folded Corner is a week late, this is due to me wanting to include this ebook here, as as I’m writing this, I have not yet taken photos of the final boxes (still not done finished..)!

This ebook includes diagrams for over 25 modular origami box and lid designs. There are video tutorials coving the process of the basic box and lid and a couple of the ‘pinwheel’ lids.

View the videos here

Once you have learned the two basic folding methods of the ‘modules’ the rest of the designs are continuations of and variations of that base sequence.

Some of the boxes are named by my friends on instagram and discord! Creating these origami boxes has been a little surreal as I only wanted to create one box to store my origami papers…
I did not expect to successfully create one box let alone over 25.

I ended up leaving the diagrams for a whole month so I would forget how they are folded, then I folded the boxes from the diagrams… found some error and corrected them! It’s harder to create diagrams for your own designs!

 

where to buy

LEARNIGAMI – Modular Origami Boxes by Paper Kawaii is currently only available to buy as an ebook in my online shop.

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OCTOBER GIVEAWAY

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LEARNIGAMI - Modular Origami Boxes

This month I am giving away 3 copies of my new ebook. Information on what this ebook includes is listed above ^

The winners will be given a coupon allowing them to purchase the ebook for free on my shop 🙂

ORIGAMI PAPER SPOTLIGHT

Some new origami paper I picked up at Daiso!

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This month I picked up some new origami paper, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to include any origami paper that comes my way each month (sometimes none!).

We have two packs of origami paper from Daiso this time.

The first is ‘Double sided folding paper’, which includes 60 sheets of 12 colour combinations. I very much enjoyed using this paper.

It’s slightly shiny but the ink did not rub off at all. It’s thin but not as thin as the regular Aitoh origami papers I normally use.

Secondly, I picked up the ‘Design Paper’ in ‘Pastel Orokomon’. Honestly, I’m not a fan, mainly because the colours are quite muted. I prefer bright colours. The paper itself is quite soft, the ink did not rub off. You get 100 sheets of 5 different colour variations.

The photos below were not colour corrected or saturated at all.

Daiso Double Sided Origami Paper

 

Daiso 'design paper' 'pastel orokomon'

I am unable to find this origami paper online… 

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folds from around the web

Here are three recent origami projects I came across in the last few months!

Standing Jack

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Designer: Francesco Mancini
Teacher/Photo: Sara Adams

Baby Penguin

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Designer: Yoo Tae Yong
Photo: J.W Park
Teacher: Malinda Huang

Jewel Click Beetle

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Designer: Đỗ Anh Tú
Photo: P. Colman

Monthly Origami Challenge

Each month, 3 new origami models will be presented, you can fold one or more of these origami models and submit Your photos!

You can post your photo(s) on facebook or instagram with the hashtag #thefoldedcorner or join the Discord community chat and post them there.
Each month, depending on how many photos are submitted, a selection will be featured in the new issue of The Folded Corner.

October 2018 challenge models:

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1️⃣ Post-It Note Cat Bookmarks (Jenny W. Chan – Origami Tree)
Difficulty: Simple
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVNH1OdbUbE

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2️⃣ Origami Batty Bat (Paper Kawaii)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emfFaXNhwFs

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3️⃣ ORIGAMI SQUIRREL (Jo Nakashima)
Difficulty: Advanced
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GMMkhN1G6Y 

If you have a specific origami model you’d like to see as part of The Folded Corner’s Monthly Origami Challenge, please feel free to suggest it in the comments of this post, suggest on Facbeook/Discord or send us an email.

❗️NOTE: The origami models MUST list the designer of the model, the instructions/diagram/video MUST have been created by or with the original creators permission. 

shop / diagrams

All diagrams in the shop are $1. More coming soon!

origami prism box diagram

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origami stepper box diagram

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origami diamond diagram

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origami flip top box diagram

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recent tutorials

Origami Santa’s Sleigh Tutorial

Follow this tutorial to learn how to make an easy origami Santa’s sleigh for Christmas. This origami sled is very easy to make. Makes a great decoration for Christmas time!

read more

Origami Present Gift Box Tutorial

How to make an origami present box that opens at the top. This origami box is made with one sheet of square paper, no glue or cutting is needed. Looks the same on both sides, give small gifts in them, without needing to wrap it! 

read more

Cute Mini Origami Presents Tutorial

Learn how to make some mini origami presents! These easy presents can be made at any size, but they look super cute when they are miniature. These are a great for dolls houses too!

read more

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coupons & offers

Tuttle Paper @ New South Books Australia

 
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Get 20% off Tuttle origami paper at New South Books. Valid within Australia & New Zealand only. 

Use Code KAWAII20

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Get 10% off your order by using the code KAWAIILOVE at checkout.

subscriber discount

When you subscribe to the Paper Kawaii newsletter, you will receive some coupons for the shop.

Learnigami – 50% off
All Origami Paper Pack – 50% off
Printable Paper Gems – 20% off

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Written by Chrissy Pk

We hope you enjoyed the second instalment of The Folded Corner! We are always very happy to receive any feedback, suggestions or corrections. Please leave a comment below, or use the email form next to this text to send a message to us. We are looking for occasional guest posters for The Folded Corner, so if you are interested we would love to hear from you as well.

If you would like your origami, paper craft or related product presented or reviewed, please contact us.

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Alexa
Alexa

Thank you! I got it! It was sent to my inbox! I’m really happy about it! I couldn’t believe it! I appreciate all the designs. It’s so beauiful! Love it!

Amy
Amy

I would love to know how to make these! Boxes are so useful aren’t they?

Cassandra D
Cassandra D

The one with purple and blue would be used for nice birthday gifts and special events.

Pauline
Pauline

I love your videos and I managed to successfully make a lotus flower. Hope I win

Zackary zervos
Zackary zervos

I love origami definitely yours I

Mojo
Mojo

Hi, I’m 14 and I’ve loved your channel for two years now. Your tutorials are so easy to use and help me, because I’m always stressed. I also love to make gifts for people and put smiles on peoples faces. I hope to win this and I’ve love to send u pictures of what I’ve made using the book.

Lots of love

Jenny Immanuel
Jenny Immanuel

I’ve tried some of your crafts and I would love to create more

Gustavo Borba
Gustavo Borba

I would love to win this. I have been wanting some boxes for various types of party decorations, and also to have new designs of boxes for my gifts to my girlfriend. Looking forward to it 🙂

Richard
Richard

Love you videos

Bhakti
Bhakti

Thanks for your regular videos Chrissy. They are so inspiring to someone likee who has leaned they YouTube. Keeping my fingers crossed to win this giveaway !!!

Li Na
Li Na

Hi, I love watching you videos and wish I could be as good as you at origami.
-big fan btw

Dragon Dancer
Dragon Dancer

LOVE YOUR WORK! Love watching your vids and seeing all the various creative projects you design. Current favorite has to be the vampire teeth toy! XD

Peter Lam
Peter Lam

I hope you keep making vids I love them all and watch and make them thank you for putting a smile on my face.

Mark
Mark

Love you. Thank you for the giveaway

Dawn
Dawn

Love the videos and love origami, been doing it for years as a kid, but now I am re-entering the world with more advanced origami. And so really enjoy your tutorials.

Kishwar Noman
Kishwar Noman

Origami is something which can make you extra ordinary… Origami is an art by which a person can stand out in a different way..! Love to see your videos coz explanation is much easier!

Peter Lam
Peter Lam

I love all your videos I’ve watched every single video since you became a YouTube and its crazy how much growth you have gotten and thank you for helping me make origami.

Neel Das
Neel Das

Origami is something that I love very much. It’s so amazing how you can create anything with just a single piece of paper.
And I’ve learned a lot from your videos.
Thanks.

Shreya Malkhede
Shreya Malkhede

I love doing origami.Only I can make by seeing it on ur channel.I really lioe ur work.U r doing a great job
THANK U

Niki
Niki

Origami art is one of my favourite hobbies, also, i love your videos: the music is amazing and the passages very clear. All the designs are lovely😍 i really enjoy following your tutorials when i have time to make something out of just simple paper

Ilrzpak
Ilrzpak

Would love to have it

Anne N
Anne N

The boxes in your book would make very nice gift boxes! I always use origami boxes when presenting friends with e.g. jewelry, and it would be nice to try some new designs.

Putri
Putri

Every origamist has his/her own style of origami.. yours is always so cute.. i love your ideas and your choice of colours 😍😍

Yasmeen L
Yasmeen L

I really like what you do you’re really creative.

Laura
Laura

Hi there! I really appreciate the way you teach, its easy to understand and you also submit nice models. Keep working like that and you ll reach many goals in no time! <3

Nícolas
Nícolas

I love how you work

Nícolas
Nícolas

Your videos and origamis are perfect and beautiful and helpful, keep goig with that good work

Stephanie
Stephanie

Inventive and clear your videos are!

Dai
Dai

I’m all into original and handmade gifts, and that also includes the boxes! That means I’m always looking for new origami boxes to try, and that’s how I stumbled upon your channel (it’s become my go-to reference for origami containers ever since). Modular boxes are my favorite because I can combine 2 or more papers with different colors or patterns. Thank you for this opportunity!

Antonije Jojic
Antonije Jojic

Thank you soo much for the videos, helped me a lot with my origami making 🙂

Bruna
Bruna

I work at an Elementary school and at a afterschool program and I would love to teach this new activity to my students.

joy
joy

I would use the boxes to house note cards I make for others. It would personalize the gifts that much more.

Thanks for the awesome opportunity, Chrissy!!! :)))

km
km

i enjoy watching your videos, and love origami. the book would be awesome to have!

KB Senn
KB Senn

Awesome!

Gina Yeager
Gina Yeager

Thank you, I love this site!!

Alexa
Alexa

I’m sooooo nervous and excited! Well if that wasn’t me congratulations then! Good luck about the giveaway

Erica
Erica

I’d love to have Modular Boxes Ebook for my children!

R
R

Loving The Folded Corner!

Anh
Anh

Hope I can win the book.

Laura H
Laura H

Love your work! I love watching the grandkids’ faces light up when we work on your models together.

Pandame
Pandame

With the music, it feels like I’m all cozy while I fold origami. Your tutorials are adorable and creative! Hope you have a bright future!

Zara
Zara

I love your style, it’s unique. I enjoy seeing you make such creative crafts. I would like to have the opportunity to use your books to make amazing origami models and showcase my passion. Your my ORIGAMI INSPIRATION💕!!!

JoJo Gomez
JoJo Gomez

I love your videos! They are fun and very soothing to watch! I admire your art so much!

Priyanka Madhukar
Priyanka Madhukar

I Love you modular origami box tutorial in simple ways to understand

Xrizzy
Xrizzy

I love your work. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rosario Rodriguez Peral
Rosario Rodriguez Peral

Me encantan las cajas!!

Jenn
Jenn

I just started making boxes and they are so fun! I would use them for gift boxes and to store little trinkets in.

Antonella
Antonella

I love origami and I’m slowly getting better at it! Giveaways are so fun. Antonella

Denise Miller
Denise Miller

I love to do origami. like to make bigger boxes if there is a pattern available. 6 to 8″ would be perfect.

LadyD
LadyD

I need a six-inch square box to store my origami paper, so once I manage to complete a box that size it will be used immediately.

Michael Lai
Michael Lai

Love the newsletters so please keep them coming! Do you know the people at Sydney Origami inc. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrigamiSYD/)?

I have been teaching origami classes to help people with their mental health and well-being, and your website is a great resource for teaching and learning 🙂

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