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Hooded Mantis

 

Origami Hooded Mantis

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

Design date:  August, 2011

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Hooded Mantis Base

Design Reference:

Real Hooded Mantis

 

The Praying Mantis is an extremely popular subject among origami artists and has been done very well by many folders.  Because of this, I have not been motivated to design one of my own, even though it is such a striking insect.  When I discovered that there was a Hooded Mantis, I knew instantly that I wanted to design this variation on one of my favorite origami themes.