Animal Origami for the Enthusiast
John Montroll, (c) 1985, Dover Publications; ISBN 0-486-24792-9
I was given this book after I had owned the
previous work for some time; if anything, I liked this even
better. The copy I have is bound in the same style and lies flat
nicely. It also has color pictures on the inside covers.
This book begins with simple models and works up to more intricate
ones. Each is folded from an uncut square. The book also contains a
brief explanation of the symbols used to indicate various folds, and
several pages explaining folds and "bases" considered basic. (Many
models share the same initial folds; the result of some common
beginning folds is called a base, e.g. "bird base", "frog base".)
Here are the critters you learn to fold. ("Steps" is really the
number of illustrations, not the total number of folds, which would
have been more tedious to count. It's still a reasonable indicator of
- Angelfish (8 steps)
- Seal (18 steps)
- Walrus (21 steps)
- Starfish (29 steps) ... this is a bit tricky.
- Crane (37 steps) ... not traditional.
- Swan (21 steps)
- Eagle (14 steps)
- Owl (23 steps)
- Tyrannosaurus (18 steps)
- Brontosaurus (16 steps)
- Snake (24 steps)
- Turtle (39 steps)
- Frog (49 steps) ... one of my favorites.
- also Frog With Toes (+ 24 steps), for the tree frog look.
- Bear (39 steps)
- Kangaroo (40 steps)
- Giraffe (41 steps)
- Fox (56 steps) ... another favorite.
- Elephant (55 steps) ... different from the OftE elephant
- Antelope (51 steps)
- Spider (86 steps) ... worth the effort
- Crab (86 steps)
- Lobster (114 steps)
- Ornament (21 steps) ... back to simpler stuff...
- Star (19 steps)
Last modified 14 June 1996