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Mantis Shrimp

 

Origami Mantis Shrimp

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

Design date: June, 2014

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Mantis Shrimp Base 

Design Reference:

Mantis Shrimp 

 

In 2007, when I was just beginning to learn the principles of technical origami design, it became one of my long term goals to design and fold a Mantis Shrimp. I decided it was time. These things can be very confusing to look at, so I did a lot more research than usual - I based my design on three different photos and drawings as shown on the design reference link above. Not only did it turn out as good as I could possibly have hoped, but it was not nearly as frustrating to fold as I feared it would be. This model came together easier than I thought it would and was very enjoyable from start to finish.

 
 

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