Origami Chess Piece by Origami Bonsai
Year-end is closer, but I have three reasons why you should consider trying this creative project in the rest of few weeks we have.
- Once holiday seasons are in, perhaps you have more time to spend with your family members.
- You might even play board games like chess while you chat with your close family.
- And if you are reading this blog, chances are you are a big fan of paper craft.
Why not try turning your favorite free-standing origami models into origami board game pieces like this? Origami Bonsai, or an origami enthusiast and artist, Benjamin John Coleman did such a beautiful work to make this intricate creation into something useful.
Check out what Origami Bonsai designed …
“What are you doing for Mother’s Day?”
Every year, you might send something to your mom on Mother’s Day, like flowers.
If you want to show gratitude to your mom with a bright and beautiful bouquet of carnations, why not try making them on your own?
According to ProFlowers.com, carnations mean “fascination, distinction, and love.”
You can see why carnations are the official flower of Mother’s Day by looking at those words, but more over, what’s even better is that you can hand craft it just by using tissue paper and make them last forever!
What you will need:
- Colored tissue paper (in color you want as flower)
- A strip of green tissue paper (about 20 inches)
- Glue (optional)
Ideas on what colors of carnations mean:
- Light red -> admiration
- Dark red -> deeper sentiments of love and affection
- White -> purity and luck
- Pink -> sign of gratitude
Before getting started, please let me clarify some points on the following photo diagrams. The carnation has 3 rings – which will take three flips. At the shaping stage at the end, quoting from the creator himself, who directly gave me this quote as an advice – “the more crumpling done from the center of the flower, the more realistic the carnation appears.” Lastly, make the edge of each ring curve like “s” as a shaping process as it makes the flower bloom.
*This is posted with permission by Russell Sutherland, the creator of this model.*