8 1/2" x 11" Book Making · How-to

Origami Pocket

 

How to make an origami Pocket by Paula Krieg
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       As this is the beginning of the new school year, I am dedicating some posts on how to make an origami pocket. This is a great first project to make with students. It is a crowd pleaser, which is important to me because it can get a classroom of students happy to be  readily on board with paper and book arts. When I begin with  paper that is about 15 inch square  the resulting pocket can be a handy storage folder for on-going projects. 

   Before I go any further with this I want to clarify that this is not the traditional origami cup that one often sees.  For great directions on how to make an origami cup I recommend looking at  the  Kids Web Japan/Cup site. The noteworthy difference between the classic cup and my pocket is the width of the base of the structure.  I prefer the wider base as it is more suitable for storing books than the narrower, taller origami cup.  Just for the record, I was introduced to the origami pocket about a decade ago by a young boy, who learned it  from a TV program called Zoom.

I have have available a black and white copy of  directions on how to make an Origami Pocket.

6 thoughts on “Origami Pocket

  1. I am searching for the directions on how to make a Jacob’s Ladder pocket book with several pages on one side; close book; reopen other side which would again have several pages. Any help you might have would be greatly appreciated. ellen

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    1. Hi Ellen,
      I’m not sure that what you are looking for is called a jacob’s ladder. Here’s a couple of good how-to links for Jacobs Ladder: http://www.woodcraftarts.com/jacob.htm
      http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/jacob.htm

      and here’s an awesome Utube video on how to make a jacob’s ladder with folding paper http://www.youtube.com/user/jonakashima#p/search/0/ykL0Tt7jdYY which is work looking at just because it is so magical.

      But from your description, I think you want something different. ??

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