An Origami Story

Written by RussellMisc.


Once Upon A Time

‘The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.’
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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Once upon an Origami Story Time…

This week’s post is something a little different. Not a model review or a set of instructions, this is a short video of an origami story told by Rikki Donachie at the London Origami mini-meeting, August 2017. Rikki is the British origami designer behind the book It’s Just a Bit of Paper. He showed how to fold his mouse model at the mini-meeting, which I hope to feature on this site soon.  For more information about Rikki and his creations, see his book, or his website.

Please note that the child in this video appears with the permission of their parent. Name withheld on request.

Enjoy the story!

The Samuel Randlett Flapping Bird

The flapping bird that Rikki features in this story is the design by Samuel Randlett. If you’d like to fold you own, or tell the story yourself, here are the instructions, produced by the Tavin’s Origami Instructions YouTube Channel:

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About the Author


Russell has been folding origami since he was 8 years old and has recently written the book, Origami Made Simple. He is on the Council for the British Origami Society and a member of OrigamiUSA. When he is not folding, he enjoys photography and traveling.

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