A horse in unicorn-themed barding got polymorphed into a wolf (keeping the armor) in a recent episode of Venture Maidens, and I couldn’t resist trying to make a wolficorn.

A couple of bird bases provided the necessary flaps to do all the limbs. The first few attempts I made with a single sheet ended up clumsy and too thick because of the pair of flaps needed for the face and horn.

Leenik (Rodian with an eyepatch)

On my origami tour of the Campaign podcast, the next stop is Leenik, the Rodian who wears an eyepatch and wigs. If the Rodian of your choice in the Star Wars universe doesn’t happen to wear an eyepatch or sport a wig, just mirror the instructions for the left eye on the right, and tuck away the flap at the end that gets used for the Clark Kent curl.



Leenik Diagrams Page 1

Leenik Diagrams Page 2

T-16 Skyhopper

Sometimes models are born out of silly conversations on Twitter! Kalum, of the Rolistes podcast, and I were talking about origami models and the T-16 came up. Fast forward a bit and here we go:

T-16 Skyhopper


T-16 Skyhopper DiagramsT-16 Skyhopper Diagrams

Sushi Buddies: Y-Wing Edition

I’ve had Y-Wings on the brain lately because of Star Wars play-by-post game I’m in where we’re finally getting to some space combat!


I ended up using the tearing technique again. You can see the slightly ragged edges of the engines in the picture above.

Y-Wing Diagrams


This is actually a relatively straightforward design challenge. You need a pair of long flaps for the bottom and top/cockpit and a pair of short flaps for the side wings. In this case, that means the classic Fish Base. It uses an open sink to narrow the flaps, then proceeds about the business of styling them into the recognizable bits.

B-Wing Diagrams

Sushi Buddies: Scorpion Edition

One of my favorite things to do when going out for sushi is to make something fun from the inevitable chopstick wrapper. This evening I went for a scorpion, eschewing my usual rule against cutting/tearing. For a very long time, I stuck to notions of “pure” origami being a single uncut square. Then I got over myself. I still prefer an uncut square, but really, sometimes it just makes sense to make the most of the material you’ve got.

Scorpion Front Scorpion Left Rear Scorpion Left

Scorpion Right Rear Scorpion Bottom


Scorpion Diagrams

Miss Martian’s Bioship

In Young Justice, M’gann has an awesome bioship. I couldn’t resist trying to make an origami version, and I think it turned out rather well. Interestingly, the design actually has a lot in common with the way many butterfly models are folded, which I thought added a nice bit of depth to it.

Bioship reference


Bioship diagrams