This video demonstrates how to make penultimate units for origami. Learn how to make just about anything with this module by varying the angle on the ends. This video shows the 60-degree module, which makes the Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, and Icosihedron (the first 2 at the end, ...more
Make a Modular Penultimate Origami Unit
Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example un ...more
This 6 unit modular origami design should look like 3 intersecting diamonds. Fold each piece and then assemble as shown.
This shows how to fold and assemble Sonobe Units, a very basic modular origami unit.
This origami 6 unit modular is really nice and easy to make! Origami is the timeless art of Japanese paper folding. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold Japanese brocade. Origami is a fun craft and your models make nice, homemade gifts. Practice makes perfect. ...more
This model is a modular origami 6 unit ball. Diagrams on Yurii and Katrin Shumakov's website: http://library.thinkquest.org/27152/towns/oriville/oriver/practice/05.htm
Here's my version of his icosahedron: I colored it in this one so that you can see the pentagonal faces of a dodecahedron: Here I made one that looks like a cube: Some of my students asked me how to make these and they took it a step further and made something based off of ...more
Last post, the Sonobe unit was introduced as a way to use multiple copies of a simply folded piece of paper to make geometric objects. In this post, we are going to explore that concept further by making two more geometric models. The first is the truncated icosahedron, which ...more
This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to make a modular origami fox. First you make a lot of triangles of yellow, white and one black color. Join two yellow triangles as shown in the video to make a unit. Make 18 units and comb ...more
Here are some step by step instructions for how to fold and assemble Yami Yamauchi's origami fireworks. This modular unit uses 12 sheets of paper. A bone folder can be helpful for making creases. After it's completed, this sturdy origami firework can be rotated to reveal a kal ...more
Learn how to make Modular Origami Icosahedron from 30 sonobe units. What do you need: 30 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 11 minutes Difficulty: Medium Video: .
Learn how to make modular origami octahedron with 12 sonobe units. What you need: 12 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 7 minutes Difficulty: Easy Video: .
Learn how to make modular origami sonobe cube with 6 units video tutorial. What you need: 6 square pieces of paper with different colors Size 9cm x 9cm. Duration: 5 minutes Difficulty: Easy Video: .
This video provides instrucion on how to make an origami kusudama - or a modular origami ball. This model requires 30 units.
Make a Japanese kusudama, or as it is more commonly known a 3D paper medicine ball. It resembles origami but much more fun. This modular origami model requires 20 units.
First of all, we're not going to lie: This butterfly ball origami project is not a simple one to fold. In fact, you should only attempt it if you're an intermediate or advanced origami student. Second, we have no idea why this star-like object is called a butterfly ball (perha ...more
A kusu what?? Learn how to create a kusudama, or a paper medicine ball made with multiple identical pyrimidal units, by watching this video. The kusudama is a very important stepping stone into modular origami but is different from that origami genre because all the individua ...more
A nice complicated modular origami by Mio Tsugawa ( http://puupuu.ojaru.jp). Made from 30 modular origami units, I made 10 green and 20 yellow to make a "stripe" on the ball.
This modular origami ball requires thirty (30) units. After folding all the pieces, assemble them as shown to make a spiked ball.
With 12 of these units you can origami an octahedron or with 30 you can origami an icosahedron like this. This is modular origami.
Fun modular origami butterfly ball model made from 12 units. After assembled, toss it in the air and give it a whack. The model will burst apart and butterflies will fall to the floor.
These are step-by-step instructions on how to fold a Japanese paper ball (Kusudama). These are very cool origami decorations and can be hung all around the house, and these paper balls are also an excellent decorations or Christmas tree ornaments. This modular origami model re ...more
I spent the holiday weekend becoming fluent in the basics of modular origami. With practice, you can churn out the below models surprisingly quickly. Icosahedron, Octahedron & Cube. My first attempt at the octahedron can be seen here, which I found was actually a bit tougher t ...more
Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make a Modular Origami Intersecting Triangles Sculpture)
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a model that has appeared in numerous posts. It's the simplest of the intersecting plane mod ...more
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. In this post, we'll also make a flexagon, which is a type of transformable object. Rachel Mansur of Giveaway Tuesdays posted several pictur ...more
Last week Math Craft admin Cory Poole demonstrated how to make three of the platonic solids from Sonobe units: the cube, the octahedron, and the icosohedron; but where was the dodecahedron? I was pushed to find out how to make a sonobe dodecahedron from this beautiful picture ...more
WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoys th ...more
WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more
Last Thursday's post demonstrated how to Make Yin-Yang Pillow boxes, which were based on equilateral triangles and squares. The units for making these boxes were created by Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular flickr photostream. Using t ...more
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more
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Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions. This is a great modular origami model made by 6 units. The cube (box) may transforming easy for few second into paper rose and vice versa. This is a nice origami figure that you can make for val ...more