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Fennec Fox

Wet Folded from a 10.5 x 29.7cm rectangle (half A4) of Canson Mi Teintes paper. No need to wet fold but it works better with a heavier paper.

Designed May 2016. Half a silver rectangle is an unusual proportion, but just right for this model.

A simple model. It is just fine with no shaping, or you can let your creativity run wild, maybe trying another fox or a wolf. I wanted to make a model that didn’t just use the standard fox head you see on a lot of origami models. Mine also gets some nice curves going on.

Headcanon - Sex Education

Sex Education at the Xavier Institute

Scott: Tries to be cool about it and set an example but how? Should he take notes to show that this is completely normal or will that make him look like a total perv?
Kurt: Frozen in shock
Jean: Is pretty chill about it; if you against your will daily end up with other hormonal teenager’s smutty daydreams in your head, this is nothing.
Kurt: Frozen in shock
Jubilation: Keeps giggling, against her will, and blushing
Kurt: Frozen in shock
Warren: Can put that damn condom on a banana in less than 0.2 seconds and is not even embarrassed about it
Kurt: Frozen in shock
Pietro: Passes by outside and can’t help but run inside and draw some more ‘instructive’ pictures and diagrams on the blackboard to help the poor confused students
Kurt: Frozen in shock

17th: Share the last thing your character got genuinely excited about.

The book was wonderful.

Front to back, leather bound, handwritten with anti-ageing enchantments. The inside inscription was personalized, made with care by someone who obviously meant it more than just a passing message. Each page filled with careful instructions, the diagrams hand crafted by a artist of great skill.

He had found it on his bed, badly wrapped in bright green paper that seemed to sparkle in the light. There was a ribbon knotted around it messily, but obvious with attempt to try and make it look partially like a bow. A note was shoved under the string, creased by some trouble pushing it in there, but finally in place.

It had read with care:


I hope you make all of the recipes for me. I especially liked the strawberry cake on page 345!



When he’d unwrapped it, he was thrilled to see the title. A cookbook, one that he’d been waiting for months and months. Time had been so chaotic as of late he hadn’t even realized that it had been released, and here it was. The author even had written him good wishes and more on the inner cover.

He was beyond excited, the moment he had found it he had taken off from his room and went straight to the kitchen. That night, Sarahnis and Alamaeus had ate well, and their desert was a magnificent strawberry cake.

@thesunguardmg @sparklepriest @jessipalooza



Loki surveyed his pentagram and circle, making sure each element was in its exact place. He triple checked the instructions and the diagram in the book, then sat cross legged on the edge of the chalk line and closed his eyes. He began to chant the Latin words that would bring him a demon of lust to suit his needs. He didn’t want a female demon, he wanted a big male, so he had chosen the appropriate words.

This was going to work. The candles began to sputter around him, throwing the living room into a grim shadow dimension.


Stacking bowls / box.

Maybe this isn’t an original model. It is a simple idea, with only a few very obvious folds. The key to the shape is making each crease short enough to allow the bowl to curve. If you creased all the way across you would break the paper and lose the lines.

Tell me if you’ve seen it somewhere else - or discovered it yourself - and I’ll edit the post to give credit where it’s due.

An Interlocking box (from 2 stacking bowls).

If you make a second bowl that is a mirror image of the first, the two will twist together to form a box, as shown in the photo.

Folded from 15cm Kami (by Clairefontaine)
Designed April 2016

Planets and Zodiac around a man pierced with converging blades, Italian medieval manuscript, circa 1400.

Part of the Medieval worldview was the idea that man was a microcosm (“a little world”) which reflected the macrocosm of the Ptolemaic universe. As the Earth was divided into regions influenced by the planets, similarly the body of man was divided into “regions” governed by signs of the Zodiac. Astrological signs were thought to influence the body and its health, and sketches of the “Zodiac Man” are common in medical treatises of the Middle Ages. These diagrams instructed doctors and barber-surgeons whether it was safe to bleed a patient or to perform surgery; if the Moon was in the sign of the bodypart in question, it was not recommended. The position of the moon could be determined with a volvelle - a rotating calendar.



Folded from 15cm kami.

Kind of my own variation on the traditional swan.

It seems an obvious base with a very simple fold sequence so maybe there is another very similar design out there. Or possibly flocks of them. But I liked this and I couldn’t see anything quite like it, so I’m posting it here. Now I’m waiting to hear “I designed that years ago.”

Diagram note.

This is drawn with the ipad app iDraw, the first diagram I’ve completed in that app. I will have to do more before I decide if I’m going to switch from my usual Inkpad. It is a very close call workflow wise. But interesting how the app leads me to make a more precise, but also more rigid diagram, where my Inkpad efforts were getting more supple.



Folded from a 15cm square of red / green kami.

Easy to fold. Maybe not so easy to draw! So a massive thank you to foldswithinfolds for her expert help making these diagrams.

Check out her blog for probably the widest range of origami on tumblr.

Frog design note:

The key feature here is the eyes. I am very interested at the moment in exploring using the raw edges of the paper, and how these contrast with the folded edge. It isn’t just about the edge, or the colour change, but also about how the whole plane can naturally curve if one or more of its edges is also the edge of the paper.