March 26, 2014

Origami Swallows

This art installation called "Pursuit of Happiness" was created by Sipho Mabona. Dozens of pastel origami swallows were suspended to give the effect of a flock of birds in flight.Want to fold your own swallows? The crease pattern is located here and a three part instructional video is located here.

Other origami by Sipho Mabona:
Trilobite Origami
Koi Origami

March 23, 2014

Squatties Star Wars Paper Toys

Paper toys don't get much simpler than than these box-shaped Squatties. Named presumably because each of the characters is in a squatting pose, there are currently 61 different toys available for download. My favorites of the bunch are the dozen or so Star Wars Squatties. Pictured are C-3PO, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett. Templates for the toys may be downloaded here.

March 19, 2014

Star Wars Pinook Fighter Papercraft

The Pinook fighter is one of the lesser known star ships in the Star Wars Universe, and for good reason. Its one and only appearance is in the Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance video game. The Star Wars Wiki has this to say about the ship:
"Compared to other star fighters in service during the time of the Galactic Civil War, the Pinook was underpowered, undergunned, poorly shielded, and inadequately armored."
Ah well, still looks cool nonetheless. :) This papercraft was created by Goozi. The unlocked Pepakura PDO template may be downloaded here.

Other papercraft by Goozi:
Radiant 7
TIE Bomber
Grand Marshall Aegis

March 14, 2014

Origami Easter Egg Holders

Easter is not far away! These origami Easter egg holders are a cute and easy way to decorate for the holiday. Each bunny is made from a single square of paper. A step by step video tutorial showing how to fold the bunnies is available at Origami Spirit. On the same page as the video is a recipe for homemade Easter egg dye!

March 9, 2014

Disney's Frozen Papercraft: Elsa and Anna

For those of you waiting to add to your collection of papercraft Disney princesses, wait no longer! has released paper models of sisters Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen. Printable templates for the models may be downloaded here and here. Links to the rest of the Disney princesses may be found here.

March 5, 2014

Papercraft Skull No. 4: AvP

As promised back in November, here is another papercraft skull in my video game skull series. It has been over two years since the last skull! This skull is based on a 3D model from the Aliens vs Predator video game. I am not sure where exactly the skull appears in the game, but it is most likely a Predator's human trophy skull. The template download includes Letter and A4 PDF templates and a Pepakura PDO file. The scale of the skull is slightly smaller than life and matches the size of the previous skulls in the series which may be found here:

KH2 Oogie's Manor Skull
League of Legends Skull
Half-Life 1 Skull