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Trick Origami

by Yoshihide Momotani

Published:
1994 by Japan Publications
Pages:
70
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780870409295
ISBN-10:
0870409298

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Skill Level Simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? For most models
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)? Varies

Overall Impression

This is a cute little book, full of fun and simple ideas for amusing uses of origami (and not just origami). The book is divided into 5 chapters, each discussing a different type of play origami. For those who like paper airplanes, there are some interesting designs.

The diagrams are well drawn in 2 tones, and there are color photographs of most of the models.

There are 40 Origami Designs in Trick Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Boat - deceptive

Toys

Japanese14Square

a nice trick with a windmill-base boat
Catamaran

Vehicles - Boats

Japanese16Square
Windmill

Toys

Japanese16Square
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Japanese17Square
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Traditional17Square
Piglet's face

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Yoshihide Momotani18Square
Cat's face

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Yoshihide Momotani19Square
Fox's face

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Yoshihide Momotani19Square
Raccoon's face

Mammals - Procyonidae - Raccoons

Yoshihide Momotani19Square
Ghost changing faces

Toys

Yoshihide Momotani20Square
Kuridashi A

Toys

Japanese21Rectangle - 1X2
With cuts

Color changing toy
Flower B

Flora - Flowers

Yoshihide Momotani22Rectangle - 1X2
Kuridashi - 3D

Toys

Yoshihide Momotani23Rectangle - 1X3
Kuridashi

Toys

Yoshihide Momotani24Rectangle
Beak

Toys - Puppets

Yoshihide Momotani26Square
Champ!!

Toys - Puppets

Yoshihide Momotani27Square
Frog - talking

Toys - Puppets

Yoshihide Momotani28Square
Frog - jumping

Amphibians

Yoshihide Momotani30Square
Daruma doll

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Yoshihide Momotani32Square

A round puppet that always stays in an upright position
Crane - flapping

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Japanese33Square
Raccoon dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Yoshihide Momotani34Square

Inflatable
Flower - blooming A

Flora - Flowers

Yoshihide Momotani36Square
Flower - blooming B

Flora - Flowers

Yoshihide Momotani37Square
Banger

Toys - Noisemaking

Japanese38Square
Crane - 10 seconds

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Yoshihide Momotani42Square

A trick to fold a crane very fast
Magical box

Boxes and Containers

Yoshihide Momotani44Square
6 units
Turtle - blow up

Reptiles - Turtles

Yoshihide Momotani46Square

Inflates in a nice move
Crow - eating

Birds - Passeriformes

Yoshihide Momotani50Square
Monkey face

Mammals - Primates

Yoshihide Momotani51Square
Sanbo - Offering box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional52Square

Also in The Art and Wonder of Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Double-sided origami by Taichiro Hasegawa
Also in Happy Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 9
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in NOA Magazine 78
and in other sources...
Origami Sanbo - Offering box by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Box with legs

Boxes and Containers

Yoshihide Momotani53Square
Long dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Yoshihide Momotani54Square

Created from the box method
Puppy

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Yoshihide Momotani54Square

Created from the box method
Supersonic jet

Toys - Planes

Yoshihide Momotani56Square
Jet plane

Vehicles - Airplanes

Yoshihide Momotani58Square
Butterfly - flying

Insects - Butterflies

Yoshihide Momotani60Square
Fish

Fish

Yoshihide Momotani62Square

Swimming in the wind
Bird - flying

Birds

Yoshihide Momotani64Square
Tiger - papier mache

Toys

Yoshihide Momotani65Rectangle - 1X2
2 units

A nice toy that nods its head
Crane balancing toy

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Yoshihide Momotani69Square
With cuts

3 cranes balancing on a point