Item description for Quick & Easy Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse...
With clear step-by-step instructions, origami lovers can create decorative boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Includes instruction booklet and origami paper.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.17" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2000
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 488996052X ISBN13 9784889960525
Availability 0 units.
More About Tomoko Fuse
TOMOKO FUSE is a respected member of Origami USA, The British Origami Association, and the Japan Origami Association. She is the author of the best-selling origami books ORIGAMI BOXES, UNIT ORIGAMI, QUICK & EASY ORIGAMI BOXES and JOYFUL ORIBAMI BOXES.
Reviews - What do customers think about Quick & Easy Origami Boxes?
Cute and handy book on origami boxes Aug 15, 2008
If you like origami boxes, you need to own a book by the queen of origami boxes, Tomoko Fuse. This is a good one to start with because Quick and Easy Origami boxes can be summed up by the title...quick and easy. It's also nicely packaged in a box with about 25 sheets of origami paper to get you started.
Directions and illustrations are big, bright, bold, and easy to follow. The book is spiral bound which is extremely handy if you're trying to fold and keep the book open at the same time.
The book has SQUARE boxes with several design variations for lids. It has TRIANGLE boxes with lids. It has HEXAGONAL (6-sided boxes) with lids. It has nesting boxes.
The first time origami folder will breeze through the beginning folds of most of the boxes. The final steps of the boxes are a bit challenging and will take the new folder a while to figure out. In other words, the end steps where you fold the flat paper up into the 3-D side of the box can be a bit confusing.
That's typical of most origami books. Often the final steps are NOT detailed enough, and you find yourself looking at the picture and folding this way and that. Then EUREKA, you discover you've figured it out!
If you can't find this book, Fuse's book ORIGAMI BOXES is excellent. The hexagon boxes (my favorite) in that book are easier to make and stronger than the ones in this book. Also, ORIGAMI BOXES contains the 8 sided octagon box. While it isn't spiral bound like this one, it's one of my favorite origami books.
Simple and satisfying Dec 7, 2007
Why buy this book instead of one of Tomoko Fuse's full size books? -- makes a great gift to a new folder, -- slips into your purse or pocket for folding on the go, -- these simple boxes are remarkably satisfying.
I already owned a bunch of other Fuse books, and loved them, when I found this little kit. I felt a little silly buying something so simple, but it was so cute. I have not regretted the impulse. I love these boxes. Sometimes I don't want a challenge that will take half an hour, I want immediate gratification -- and this is the book.
The folds are simple enough to work well with 3 inch (75 mm) paper. And if you have fancy paper, these relatively simple boxes will show it to good advantage.
Quick & Easy is a PERFECT title. Oct 1, 2007
Being new to origami boxes, the title caught my attention, and didn't disappoint. The book is only 62 pages, however it teaches as much as most other bigger books do. It is spiral bound, so it lays flat during the folding steps (if you already do origami, you know how important this is). The boxes are very easy, some requiring only 10-12 steps to fully construct. The designs of the boxes are beautiful for being so simple. The folding illustrations are very, very clear and easy to understand. It is also a plus that the book comes with enough paper (60 sheets in 6 bright colors) to make each box.
Of the 15 or so books I have on origami, I would put this in the top 5, as one that I will use over and over again.
Great modular origami Sep 20, 2002
This book is probably the single reason modular origami continues to gain new fans. Pick up this book, and fold the beginning boxes... In no time, you'll be hooked and want to fold every box, shortly after that you'll want to experiment with different papers/colors/patterns/etc. This book, (while fundamentally simple..the charm of modular...) has a wealth of great boxes. The best part is, when you are done, the boxes can be used as gifts, or gift boxes, and look great for any celebration. I highly recommend this book to all origami fans, but not too people who are only interested in finding difficult models.