Sunday, April 23, 2006

Elephants - Kawahata

These are some cute and relatively easy elephants from Fumiaki Kawahata's Origami Sekai no Yasei Dobutsu (Wild Animals of the World) published in 1996.

The models are folded from a custom base that mostly just starts from having both edges folded to the center to make a rectangle with flaps. The legs are essentially large pleat folds.

The pink elephant is folded from a standard 15cm square sheet of Origami paper. The blue elephant is folded from a 25cm square sheet of Origami paper.



I think these elephants are really cute, and work best as a pair. Later on, I'll be posting a more complex model known as the Kawahata Elephant, so watch for that!