Book Review & Tips
My favorite origami cat is this one designed by
Chris provides detailed instructions in his book Difficult Origami. I
discovered the book at my local library.
Don't be put off by the book's title. The
models in it might be challenging for a first-time folder, but are
quite do-able by anyone with a little experience.
I especially like this cat because of its curly tail. Besides
giving the model a bit of class, the tail also helps it stand
nicely. A piece of wire
glued in the tail makes the model even more stable. You could use
a twist-tie for this.
I made the small
out of standard 6-inch
paper. I made
the black cat from large 13¾-inch
paper available in our store.
To make the large cat more sturdy, I inserted a piece of thin cardboard into the body.
An empty tissue box or cereal box is a good source of cardboard.
also includes instructions for the traditional origami lily, a
speedboat, a picture frame, a lop-eared rabbit, a crested bird (shown
on the cover), and an inflatable frog.
The book includes a Fun Facts section, a glossary, and more.
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