Item description for 3D Origami by Boutique-sha Staff...
Origami is created by folding small squares of paper into various shapes. 3D Origami takes that tradition to the next level by combining smaller origami projects into three-dimensional structures. These impressive and seemingly difficult sculptures are deceptively easy to make. Each solid object is formed from simple folded units. The works include cranes, swans, turtles, owls, penguins, pineapples, sunflowers, baskets, hats, urns, kittens, rabbits, and others. Most of the processes are illustrated with photographs and step-by-step illustrations. 3D Origami is sure to engage fans of the craft and open up a new world of delight to origami devotees.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.28" Width: 8.34" Height: 0.24" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Nov 6, 2000
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 4889960570 ISBN13 9784889960570
Reviews - What do customers think about 3D Origami?
Worth every penny and then some. Nov 29, 2006
I bought this book a couple years ago. Used the Temari ball as a pattern to make ornaments. Made a basket, some cranes and now I am working on the Peacock.
All I had to do was take one crane to church and boom I had orders. I've sold enough cranes to pay for the book a dozen times.
And if you want to know if the book is clear enough for kids. I showed it to a lady at church. Her 9 year old daughter borrowed the book, made a baby swan and took first place in a regional art contest.
One of my favorite things to do is to keep a bowl of prefolded peices handy. I play with them like Legos and when my friends come over their kids spend hours "buidling" with them.
My only regret is that the author has not released even more books.
Wonderful book Jul 19, 2005
I bought this book for my 14 year old son who has done origami for the past three years, he found the instructions very clear, and was delighted with both the variety of shapes that were given, and how easy it was to modify the shapes to create different designs.
Grat book to start of origami projects Jun 7, 2004
I first saw a swan in a japanese restaurant and was interested in learning where they got it from. The owner of the restaurant said he had made it himself and reccomended this book to me to learn for myself. This book has really good explanations and step by step instructions to start with. the diagrams are very useful and the initial pages teach us how to fold the paper and all that. it does get difficult to make the more complicated objects like the swan which requires about 600 pieces...it is better to start of with something small... also it is pretty time consuming,,and as they say in the beginning of the book it is really nice for someone to have espescially if he is recovering from an illness... i wud absolutely reccomend this book...
Deceptively easy Feb 10, 2004
I first saw completed 3D origami projects of the dancing crane and peacock done by an older Japanese gentleman, who had lots more origami years under his belt than I, and said, "WOW".
He handed me his 3D origami book to look at and within a few moments I realized that I could do any one of the projects shown too.
The instructions are very easy to follow. You might find it more difficult to find the exact paper you want.
You are folding the same size paper into triangles for projects then assembling them into rows to create your 3D project.
Be patient, some of the larger projects require hundreds of triangles. The good-luck hyotan (gourd) takes 762. Looks great when complete in gold or silver foil. I used gift wrap and cut it to the appropriate size because this required so many triangles.
In the end, you'll be very pleased with a completed project and your friends will be amazed.
Amazing artwork, this is a MUST HAVE Nov 12, 2001
This book is nothing like other origami books. My friends even offered to pay for one of the swans I made from this book. Of course, it's alot more work than ordinary origami foldings (like cranes, and other single paper folded origami) but it's worth the work. Once you finish making one of those swans, you'll be looking at it and go "wow...did I make that??" You'll draw alot of attention and be very popular! Finished origami looks very sophisticated, yet it's very easy to make (just need little patience). Buy this book, you won't regret and it's worth every penny.