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Story-gami: Create Origami Using Folding Stories

by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Boxed kit (8.5x10.8 inches) with 80 page book, origami paper packet and DVD
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804841344

The joy in folding origami is often found in the deceptively simple magic of transforming a single piece of paper into a recognizable object. Frequently, though, the steps it takes to transform paper from two dimensions into three can be frustrating.

Story-gami is an innovative new kit from renowned origami teachers, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander. Combining a book and DVD instructions, LaFosse and Alexander have created entire storylines around Righty and Lefty and their adventures climbing mountains, going on boat rides, and having a picnic on Mars! Each story's end results in a finished piece of origami, like an elegant butterfly, a jumping frog or a flapping bird. Through the mnemonic of storytelling, LaFosse and Alexander make folding these twenty sculptures easy and fun, allowing anyone to discover the magic in creating something beautiful out of a simple piece of paper.

The book and accompanying DVD contain instructions for folding:

Penguin

traditional design

Penguin

Sailboat

traditional design

Sailboat

Tulip Plant with Blossom

traditional design

Tulip Plant with Blossom

Table-top Racing Duck

traditional design

Table-top Racing Duck

Heart

designed by Florence Temko

Heart

Fortune Cookie Box

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Fortune Cookie Box

Owl Bookmark

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Owl Bookmark

Bookmark/Stacked Over Logan

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Bookmark/Stacked Over Logan

Jumping Frog

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Freddie the Jumping AstroFrog

Art Deco Wing

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Art Deco Wing

Randlett's Flapping Bird

designed by Samuel Randlett

Randlett's Flapping Bird

Balloon

traditional design

Balloon

Bunny Rabbit

traditional design

Bunny Rabbit

Fox Mask

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Fox Mask

Yoshizawa Swallowtail Butterfly

designed by Akira Yoshizawa

Yoshizawa's Swallowtail Butterfly

Scary Skull

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Scary Skull

Fiesta Box

designed by Richard L. Alexander

Fiesta Box

Kanji the Dog

designed by Richard L. Alexander

Kanji the Dog