Framed origami animals | How About Orange

May 14, 2013

Framed origami animals


I amused myself the other day by making some little origami foxes using this diagram by Mark Leonard, and a whale using these traditional instructions. (The website where I found the fox is apparently no longer active or I'd link to it.)


I thought maybe these animals need a place to live, so I made them each a habitat.


You can download and print these backgrounds, then glue your own origami animals onto them if you like. Framed, they'd be cute in a kid's room.

Download the woods.
Download the sea.

Print out the sheets and leave them 8 1/2" x 11" or trim them a bit to 8" x 10", a more common frame size. The animals were made from 6" standard-size origami paper. A full square for the whale and a half sheet for each fox. You could also shrink everything to mini size and make some little cards if you have nimble fingers.

23 comments:

This Sarah Loves said...

So cute!

Becky said...

Those are so sweet and adorable! Now I just have to learn how to fold some fantastic paper :-) Thanks for sharing!

http://thisfineday.com/

Ann said...

Love them - and certainly would make great cards if my fingers are nimble enough! Practice makes perfect!

Sharon Hermens said...

I clicked on whale directions and got a not so nice link. Don't know if anyone else got that.

Jessica Jones said...

The link in my post should take you to the directions page, (where I see an ad for West Elm, the nice furniture company). BUT the directions over there have green text links sprinkled around that are nonsense junk. Ignore the green links. Just click the blue ones or the page numbers at the bottom of the page.

Grandma G said...

Those are adorable!

Mum

Anonymous said...

nice! going to try it! thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

These are so adorable! I love your blog. Always something awesome!

onna handmade said...

super CUTE idea!

Il Gufo Creativo said...

Oh! Are all very, very wonderful!

Mary

Die Raumfee said...

Absolutely cute Idea. I love it. :-)

Greets, Katja

Anonymous said...

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out this fox fold! Is there any way you would do a video, or step by step fold for us?! I just love the fox!

Thanks!

Amanda
www.merryandmarried.com

Jessica Jones said...

Amanda, I know! I struggled there in the middle with flipping the tail to the other side, if I remember right. I have an idea: I'll ask Leyla Torres of Origami Spirit if she'll make a video. She does them all the time!

Anne-Marie said...

So cute! I love this idea. =)

Ananas said...

Love them!

Sara Tall said...

Oh wonderful! You've posted about some holiday origami in the past... it would be cute to do holiday frames that you could switch out.

I love the whale one! Perfect background.

Melanie said...

Jumping for joy over these wonderful backgrounds. Teaching my grandkids origami. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Could you please make a tutorial how to fold the fox? It's so cute but i really cannot understand the tutorial given... :(

Jessica Jones said...

Working on it! I need to track down the designer of this origami for permission.

jenn said...

this is brilliant!

Abi Makes said...

so cute! it inspired me to make my own version :) pics here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/origami-foxes-and-machine-embroidery.html

Jessica Jones said...

Abi, great idea to embroider a backdrop for them!

Anonymous said...

I so want to make one of the Foxes but for the life in me I can't follow those instructions. I think I've followed it right to point 8 and then, as if by magic, it seems the tail is the other way around.

If anybody can produce a clearer guideline or video it would be much appreciated.

I've looked at other methods of folding foxes but none look quite as simple and beautiful as these ones.

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