Fold an origami elephant | How About Orange

June 13, 2013

Fold an origami elephant

I made this guy by following a video by Leyla Torres, my favorite origami demonstrator. Forget yoga— if you ever feel stressed out, just put on one of Leyla's videos, lie down on the couch, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and listen to Leyla speak gently about valley folds. Find her instructions for this origami elephant here. The design is by Fumiaki Kawahata.

16 comments:

Grandma G said...

Aww... so CUTE!!

Mum

Shayne ♥ said...

it looks like eli from pokoyo ^^

Mackenzie said...

so cute!! i love elephants!!

Mackenzie
www.heybirdfriend.com

Nicole Underwood said...

adorable!

Tara said...

Hahaha! I must agree! I'm even a yoga instructor, but sometimes you just need a dose of Leyla's gentle Spirit! Love her blog, and yours!!! So creative and inspiring!! But hey - how come your sweet little elephant isn't orange? ;-)

Jessica Jones said...

Because I temporarily lost my mind. I must have been subliminally influenced by Leyla's photos of pink ones. I really have no excuse. It's shameful.

Amy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your blog is my all-time favorite. Life has been pretty stressful lately and I always find a cheerful little project to calm my nerves on your site. Love the new origami videos from Leyla!

Leyla Torres said...

Thank you Jessica for sharing this elephant on your lovely blog. I'm happy you and the visitors here enjoy it. This is one of my all-time favorite origami models. ~Leyla

BUSIR said...

Last week end i made lots of frogs and her origami accordions boxes.she s really great .thank you for telling us about her.y.s

AMR said...

I just made this little elephant. A total newbie to origami but very clear (and relaxing!) direction. Thank you. He's now guarding the books on the shelf beside my desk.

p.s. plan on creating a tiny herd.

Traci said...

I cannot WAIT to make this!

little t said...

Brilliant!

Neha AB said...

lovely and very cute..

Laura said...

Oh my gosh this is too funny! I randomly came across an origami video of hers about 2 weeks ago at about 1am when I was having a bout of insomnia. Dang did it ever do the trick! She seriously has the most soothing voice ever! It was wonderful! Plus, I can make adorable origami bunny boxes in my sleep now!

Love your blog :)

Laura

Jessica Jones said...

Wow, what a great skill to have! Sleep origami-ing.

Anonymous said...

Some more elephants:
http://asvoltascompapel.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/inspiracao-africana-ii/
http://asvoltascompapel.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/inspiracao-africana/

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