About the Origami Teapot
I’m crushed! When I decided to design an origami teapot I thought I was being clever. Apparently according to David MacFadden – not so much: “Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design elements in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one”. Ok, so it might not have been the most original idea of all time, but I’m quite pleased with it anyway. More than one person has said it’s more like a watering can than an origami teapot but it’s my design and I’m calling it a teapot.
I came up with the idea when I was doodling (just like I did with a Man in a Boat) with a bit of paper and looking around the home for design ideas. A short pause to make a cup of tea and there was my inspiration!
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Folding the Origami Teapot
This is a simple model. There are a couple of reverse folds in the folding sequence, but anybody that is capable of folding an origami Crane can make this Teapot. The folding sequence is actually quite similar to the traditional Waterbomb, although it uses a square base, rather than a waterbomb base.
For best results, use a sheet of paper that is the same colour on both sides. A piece of origami paper that is 15cm x 15cm (6in square) will result in a teapot that is 8cm (a little over 3in) tall, and 9.5cm (about 3.75in) wide. It will take between five and ten minutes to fold.
Where to find the Origami Teapot Instructions
I’m glad you asked me that! This is one of the original designs included in my book Origami Made Simple. This book is aimed at complete beginners or people who prefer to fold very simple models. There are 30 traditional designs, and 10 of my own models, including this origami Teapot, and the Five Fold Penguin. The book includes the diagrams for the teapot along with written instructions to make it easier for beginners.
Origami Made Simple is available for preorder now in both paperback and kindle editions. You can order a copy here.
Alternatively, I have made a video tutorial for the origami teapot.
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