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Clear, fully illustrated step-by-step instructions accompany 25 intricately detailed paper folding projects featuring strikingly lifelike animals from land, seas, and air 

The centuries-old art of origami — Japanese paper folding — produces remarkable paper creations that exhibit extraordinary realism and delicate beauty. Enthusiasts of this wonderful craft will welcome this challenging collection of paper sculptures designed by John Montroll, renowned origami expert.


  • Projects in this origami book can be formed by folding a single square sheet of paper; no cuts, no glue, no tape.
  • Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and hundreds of diagrams explain how to fashion each of these intriguing sculptures.
  • This book uses the international Yoshizawa ─ Randlett method of notation to describe the paper folds of origami models.
  • Includes symbols and basic folds; patterns progress from the simple angelfish to the complex and fascinating lobster.
  • Internationally renowned author John Montroll offers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow papercrafters to create better models with fewer steps.
  • Origami projects include: angelfish; seal; walrus; starfish; crane; swan; eagle; owl; snake; turtle; frog; frog with toes; bear; kangaroo; giraffe; fox; elephant; antelope; spider; crab; lobster; tyrannosaurus; brontosaurus; ornament; and star.


Origami has helped teach patience, accuracy, and concentration. It remains a fun, rewarding, and fascinating hobby for young and old alike. Papercrafters who have mastered the basic folds of origami will find hours of enjoyment and personal satisfaction creating this parade of charming paper models. Animal Origami for the Enthusiast will challenge the intermediate level folder, as well as inspire the beginner to hone their paper folding skills.

Shop Dover's outstanding selection of origami books. Not only are we the home of international masters Tomoko Fuse and John Montroll, we also offer affordable origami titles for all skill levels and ages, from beginner to intermediate and advanced, as well as boxed sets and kits with high-quality paper. You'll find step-by-step, completely illustrated instructions for creating animals, aircraft, modular and polyhedra models, butterflies, gift boxes, birds, holiday projects, sea creatures, and so much more.


$28.99 incl. S/H & Tracking.

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Animal Origami for the Enthusiast

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dover Publications; 56th ed. edition (March 1, 1985)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0486247929
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0486247922
    • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 years and up
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.99 x 0.32 x 11.94 inches
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