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Trash Origami

Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials

Book and DVDby Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Softcover (8.5x11 inches, 96 pages) with DVD
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN-13: 9784805313527

Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage—it's time to fold! World-renowned origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. This origami book presents unique and fun projects from their Origamido Studio and from some of the world's best paper designers, including Nick Robinson, Herman Van Goubergen, and Rona Gurkewitz.

The origami models are presented for the reader who may have little or no previous folding experience, making it a great origami-for-kids book and an effective way to learn origami. However, experienced paper folders will also be intrigued by the novel nature of the folds and the unusual materials involved. The origami designs are made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more. The accompanying DVD video tutorial will make the folding process clearer and aid folders of all skill levels. Also provided is a guide to everyday materials that have the most folding potential leaving readers inspired to design and display their very own "trash" origami.

This origami book features:

Get ready to look at the contents of your wastebaskets and recycling bins with a different sensibility. You'll never need to buy expensive origami paper again!

The book and accompanying DVD contain instructions for folding:

Crowns and Towers Game

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Crowns & Towers Game

Jumping Frogs

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Jumping Frogs

Scoopy Ball Game

designed by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander

Scoopy Ball Game

Flap Cube Cores and Paneled Cubes

traditional design

Flap Cube Cores & Paneled Cubes

Photo Cubes

traditional design

Photo Cubes

Modular Chess and Checkerboard Sets

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Modular Chess & Checkerboard Sets

Ali's Folded Dish

designed by Nick Robinson (United Kingdom)

Ali's Folded Dish

Masu Boxes

traditional design

Masu Boxes

Star Box Lids

designed by Richard L. Alexander

Star Box Lids

Candy Wrapper Butterflies

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Candy Wrapper Butterflies

Interlocking Flower Petals

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Interlocking Flower Petals

Sailboat Envelopes

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Sailboat Envelopes

Flapping Bird Envelopes

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Flapping Bird Envelopes

Shuttle Darts

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Shuttle Darts

Art Deco Wings

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Art-Deco Wings

Snack Bag Wallets

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Snack Bag Wallets

Bag Ballot Boxes

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Bag Ballot Boxes

Custom-Bound Books

designed by Rona Gurkewitz (USA)

Custom-Bound Books

Calendar Wreaths

designed by Michael G. LaFosse
Inspired by Paolo Bascetta (Italy) and Mette Pederson (USA)

Calendar Wreaths

Curler Unit Balls

designed by Herman Van Goubergen (Belgium)

Curler Unit Balls

Paper Hearts

designed by Florence Temko (USA)

Paper Hearts

Crumpled Mushrooms

designed by Vincent Floderer (France)

Crumpled Mushrooms

Pinwheel Envelopes

traditional design

Pinwheel Envelopes

David Brill's Origami Masu

designed by David Brill (United Kingdom)

Dave Brill's Origami Masu