Popular as party favors and presents, origami figures folded from paper money offer clever possibilities for folders at all levels of skill. This easy-to-follow guide features thirty-two simple models, both traditional and original. Figures include a heart, a house, and an array of animals, from a bi... read more
Birds in Origami by John Montroll Clear directions and approximately 480 black-and-white illustrations show how to create charming versions of a swan, flamingo, duck, stork, goose, and many other popular birds.
Dollar Bill Origami Kit by Dover Includes Dollar Bill Origami and Easy Dollar Bill Origami plus 24 sheets of Dover Dollar origami paper. The 69 total projects include a boat, butterfly, windmill, peacock, rhinoceros, ladybug, penguin, and George Washington.
Storytime Origami by John Montroll Beginning to advanced folders can bring four classic tales to life with 37 models of characters and scenes from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "Humpty-Dumpty," and "Cinderella."
Ventriloquism: Magic with Your Voice by George Schindler, Ed Tricomi An acclaimed ventriloquist shares secret tricks of the trade, showing how to cultivate a variety of voices and offering helpful suggestions for putting an act together, developing material, handling bookings, and more.
Origami Fortune Tellers by Diane Heiman, Elizabeth Suneby, Christine Archer Fifteen colorful origami fortune tellers offer kids loads of fun as they predict their futures at playdates, sleepovers, birthday parties, camp, or even by themselves. Pre-printed, perforated, and easy to fold.
How to Make Super Pop-Ups by Joan Irvine, Linda Hendry Super pop-ups extend the element of surprise with three-dimensional designs that slide, turn, spring, and snap. More than 30 patterns and 475 illustrations include cards, stage props, and school projects.
Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios Each of these 85 models features detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams, offering paperfolders of all ages a simple guide to making swans, houses, vases, boats, hats, and other charming figures.
Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them by Margaret Greger Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions show how to create more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers.
Animal Origami Adventure by Dover Everything origami enthusiasts need to create a menagerie of wildlife figures: 3 how-to books of simple instructions for 30 projects, plus 96 sheets of solid, multicolored, and patterned origami paper.
Dollar Bill Origami by John Montroll Clear instructions, diagrams for creating more than 37 models from paper money. Projects include a boat for beginners, peacocks for those with intermediate-level skills, and an elaborate flower for advanced crafters.
Origami Fun Kit for Beginners by Dover Everything beginners need to master the age-old art of paperfolding: three how-to books of simple instructions for creating 55 projects, including birds, animals, and other figures; and 96 sheets of primary colored, multicolored, and metallic paper.
Dollar Bill Animals in Origami by John Montroll Clear, complete directions for basic folds, plus illustrations and diagrams for creating models of a sailboat, swan, duck, goose, penguin, elephant, and 24 other creatures — all graded according to difficulty.
Bringing Origami to Life by John Montroll 25 fascinating creatures keyed according to difficulty — from an easy-to-do duck and swan to a challenging crocodile, kangaroo, and horse with rider. Includes section on wet-folding for creating more permanent models.
Origami for Beginners by Vicente Palacios Explanatory symbols and detailed illustrations for creating 57 models: from simple caps, cubes, and airplanes to such challenging figures as baskets, gyroscopes, and a vampire bat. For beginners as well as experienced paperfolders.
Favorite Animals in Origami by John Montroll Step-by-step instructions and over 300 diagrams for creating deer, elephant, cat, seal, walrus, mink, bear, and five more. Graded according to difficulty.
Fun with Paper Folding and Origami by William D. Murray, Francis J. Rigney Easy-to-follow instructions for over 40 different pieces: sailboat, rooster, battleship, pagoda, bird, frog, airplane, many more. Crystal-clear text and over 275 diagrams.
Origami Insects by Robert J. Lang Noted origamist presents step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 20 challenging projects: treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, butterfly, grasshopper, dragonfly, praying mantis, more. Intermediate to advanced level.
How to Make Origami Airplanes That Fly by Gery Hsu Create 12 different models that actually fly: space shuttle, futuristic shuttle, flying wing, delta-wing jet, fighter plane, interceptor, double tail fighter, dart plane, fighter plane with engines, futuristic fighter, and 2 different jets.
Easy Origami by John Montroll Charming collection of 32 projects (hat, cup, pelican, piano, swan, many more) designed for the novice origami hobbyist. Clearly illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions ensure that even beginning papercrafters will achieve successful results.
Popular as party favors and presents, origami figures folded from paper money offer clever possibilities for folders at all levels of skill. This easy-to-follow guide features thirty-two simple models, both traditional and original. Figures include a heart, a house, and an array of animals, from a bird and a butterfly to a whale and a rhinoceros. There's even a model of George Washington himself! Numerous diagrams illustrate each model, rendered in dark and light green to indicate the two sides of a bill. The finished models are shown in full color.
We sat down with Mr. Montroll to discuss his influences, the impact of math on origami, and what he sees for the future of the artform.
How did you first get interested in origami and what were your influences? I was four when a Japanese neighbor taught me origami. At six, I had some books, showing the Japanese style.
Where do you find the inspiration for your original models? The models in the books were made by folding, cutting, using multiple sheets, and sometimes from non-square paper. I wanted to make origami where each model could be folded from a single uncut square so I had to make them up. Since I started as a child, "creating" was natural. Whatever I wanted to fold, I would make up. There was nothing great about my models, but I enjoyed exploring and found there was no end. In time, my work evolved as I discovered more techniques, and also philosophies, in the quality of origami. Now I can say that developing new, theme-related ideas and writing books gives me inspiration.
Do you think that there is a strong relationship between origami and mathematics? Yes. There is much math — geometry, algebra, trigonometry, etc. — in the structure of folding which can be used to develop and control the folding methods and designs. Math is especially used in my Dover books Origami and Math and Classic Polyhedra Origami. Still, math is not essential and there are many aspects of origami that do not use math. Even if math was used in the design of a model, the folder need not understand it.
As a teacher, do you integrate origami into your lesson plans? As a math teacher, I can say students love doing origami! Sometimes, if my students finish their class work early, I let them fold from my books. Or we have some days, such as before vacations, where we do origami. But I will admit that I do not use origami as part of the math lesson!
What new directions do you think the art of origami will be taking in the future? In the past few decades, origami has made huge developments in many directions. More people are involved, more ideas have been explored, all with more styles and techniques. The future will reveal newer directions for more people to explore and find their particular interest.
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