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The Flapping Bird

by Samuel L. Randlett

Published:
 by Magic, INC.
Pages:
158
Binding:
Spiralbound
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
978B000LXQVW2
ISBN-10:
B000LXQVWC

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? On most of the models
Photos of completed models? No
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Some are from non-squares and some have cuts

Overall Impression

This is a compilation of monthly origami newsletters edited by Samuel Randlett and published by Jay Marshall between the years 1968-1976. The models are pretty good - with something for everyone (well, maybe not for super-complex fans).

Buy from: Origami USA

There are 73 Origami Designs in The Flapping Bird:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Robert Neale3Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Creased Magazine 11
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Also in World's Best Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Zoogami by Gay Merrill Gross
Origami Owl by Robert Neale Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horrors

Toys - Action Models

Robert Neale5Square

A cute action model of monsters
Moon

Nature

John M. Nordquist6Square
Angel

Imaginary beings - Angels

Neal Elias9Square

Also in Neal Elias - Miscellaneous Folds - I by Dave Venables
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Also in The Origami of Neal Elias by Dave Venables
Also in Angel Origami by Nick Robinson
Origami Angel by Neal Elias folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Sixfold ornament

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale10Square
6 units
Salt substitute

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale11Square
6 units
Card

Letters and Envelopes

Samuel L. Randlett12Square
Valentine box

Boxes and Containers

Florence Temko15Square
With cuts
Heart and arrow

Hearts

Neal Elias17Rectangle
Double valentine

Hearts

Betsy Kitch18Square

2 connected hearts
Camel

Mammals - Camelidae - Camels

George Rhoads20Rectangle
Omar Khayyam - Praying man

People

Neal Elias23Square

Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Omar Khayyam - Praying man by Neal Elias on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Embroidered ball

Geometric and other shapes

Jack J. Skillman24Square
2 units
Dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Robert Neale27Square

Also in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in OrigaMIT 2012 Convention Book
Also in Pajarita Especial 1985 - Pliar 85
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
and in other sources...
Origami Dragon by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Robin

Birds - Passeriformes

Fred Rohm29Square
Dachshund

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Harry Weiss30Diamond
Jesus - crucifix

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion

Neal Elias33Square
Cross

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion

Neal Elias35Square
Cross - standing

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion

Neal Elias36Rectangle
Pig

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Robert Neale39Square
Puss in boots

Media and Culture

Fred Rohm40Square
Strawberry

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Rae Cooker44Square

Also in NOA Magazine 185
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Das Diagramm 26
Also in Origami - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Paul Jackson
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 22 2000 2
and in other sources...

A classic
Origami Strawberry by Rae Cooker folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
George Washington

People

Neal Elias47Square

Also in Neal Elias - Miscellaneous Folds - I by Dave Venables
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami George Washington by Neal Elias on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Geisha with sunshade

People - Ethnicities

Neal Elias49Diamond
Airedale

Media and Culture

Harry Weiss50Square

A dog from comics
Twist

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale53Square

2 intertwined snakes
Tryst (color changed Twist)

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale54Square
Indian sign

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale56Square

Woven look decoration
Michaelangelo's Pieta

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion

Neal Elias59Square

Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Michaelangelo
Folded by Rui Roda
Nun - Sister of charity

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Harry Weiss61Square
With cuts
Tropical fish

Fish

George Rhoads62Square
Envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Japanese65Square
Bull mask

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Samuel L. Randlett68Square
Bow tie

Clothes

Neal Elias71$ US Dollar Bill
Purse

Objects - Wallets

Samuel L. Randlett72Square
Pinwheel

Geometric and other shapes

Robert Neale74Square
Witch - Welsh

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Robert Harbin77Square
Bow tie

Clothes

Neal Elias80$ US Dollar Bill
Fanged mask

Imaginary beings - Vampires

George Rhoads83Square
Dog - nodding

Toys - Action Models

John Smith84Square
2 units
Bookmark

Bookmarks

Jessie Seto86Square
Stag

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Fred Rohm89Square
With cuts
Binary star

Geometric and other shapes

Samuel L. Randlett91Square
Each one eat one

Geometric and other shapes

Susan Randlett92Square
4 units

Simple 4 piece coaster
Jesus

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion

Eric Kenneway95Square
Saar star

Geometric and other shapes

Endla Saar97Square
Purse

Objects - Wallets

Jessie Seto98Square
Bird - flapping

Birds

Arthur C. Smith101Square
Flapping bird

Toys - Action Models

John Smith103Square
Lark

Birds - Passeriformes

Carol St. John104Square
Vice versa

Toys

Robert Neale107Square

Harlequin ornament
Swans

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Charles W. Hirschfield110Square
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

William Malloy112Square
Goldfish - veil tail

Fish - Goldfish

Samuel L. Randlett115Diamond
Flag

Symbols - Flags

Jessie Seto116Rectangle - 1X2
Sailboat

Vehicles - Boats

Robert Neale119$ US Dollar Bill
Tubble

Objects - Furniture

Robert Harbin120Square
Dish

Boxes and Containers

John M. Nordquist122$ US Dollar Bill
Chinese water lily

Geometric and other shapes

Ed Sullivan125Square
With cuts
Cube

Geometric and other shapes

Ho Tsak-man128Square
2 units
Dilly basket

Geometric and other shapes

Betsy Kitch131Square
Spiral bud

Flora - Flowers

Ed Sullivan133Square
Japanese house

Buildings

Ed Sullivan134Square
Star plaque

Geometric and other shapes

Lewis Simon137Hexagon
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Traditional139Square
Fangs - slip in

Clothes

Eric Kenneway140Rectangle - 1X4
Lamb

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

George Rhoads143Rectangle - 1X2
Puppies

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

George Rhoads145Square
Button

Geometric and other shapes

Susan Randlett148Square
Harlequin dish

Boxes and Containers

Thelma Randlett151Square
XYZ

Geometric and other shapes

Ed Sullivan153Square
6 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1982
Also in PCOC 2015 All Roads Lead to Boulder
Origami XYZ by Ed Sullivan on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

David Morgen154Square
Omega star

Geometric and other shapes

Philip Shen155Square
6 units

Also in Origami for Christmas - 26 Festive Models
Also in Origami USA Convention 1982
Also in PCOC 2015 All Roads Lead to Boulder
Origami Omega star by Philip Shen on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda