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Origami Jellyfish

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of mulberry tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  September, 2010

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Jellyfish Base

Design Reference:

Real Jellyfish


While looking at my previous Torch Ginger design, I had the idea that it could be altered to resemble a jellyfish.  The Torch Ginger has a lot of unused paper, so I decided to use box-pleating this time and use that extra paper for the long tentacles.  In order to make the body as round as possible, I inflated a small balloon inside the central flap and folded around it - the balloon also served to support the thin layers of the dome while the model dried.