Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Modular Origami!

So you may have seen my post in my store blog about these origami owls...

If you'd like to make your own, here's a tutorial for all the little modules!
A picture's worth a thousand words, right? But if you can't follow the photos, I'll be glad to explain what I did to try to help!

And then you have to put these modules together to make the owl. About 100-130 pieces, depending what variation you decide to make!

They each have two pockets and two prongs, so they fit together like this...kind of like legos?

So just make a ring of them for the base...

And then build your way up to make the owl!

Note: owls are by no means the only thing you can make out of these modules. In fact, they are about as versatile as legos or k'nex! Here's a photo of my friend putting together a swan:

Experiment with different patterns and colors! These might take some patience, but the complex figure you can make is well worth it!


  1. is there any particular size for the paper?

  2. Hi Ktee,

    There really isn't any size you need to use, as long as it's a square (or close).

    I usually make a large square out of 8.5 x 11" computer paper, and then fold that into smaller squares, which turn out to be a bit over 2x2". You can also use square post-it notes for bigger (and pre-cut) squares, or if you don't mind shelling out some money, you can go for the origami paper.

    Hope this helps!


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