Rabbit (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)

Rabbits (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)
Rabbits (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)

This is a design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and looks really cute when finished. This is my first attempt at folding these bunnies and I am pretty pleased with the outcome. My better half loves rabbits and I am folding this pair for him to keep on his desk at work. 🙂

The designer is known for designing a lot of models which require shaping and minimal folding. You can view these on his Flickr album. The end results of his hard work is simply astounding. I have a lot of favorites designed by him.

These Rabbits are one of his latest designs and from the diagrams, you can see that there are no complex folds involved. One has to shape / form the design at the end in order to get the desired result.

Paper to use:
To fold Hoàng Tiến Quyết’s Rabbits, you can use tant, Unryu or even Kami. I have attempted by rendition in Unryu which I purchased from Origami-Shop.com – Pack Discovery – 25 squares.

I used a 9 inch approx Unryu sheet of paper which is colored beige / off-white on both sides. I thought the fur like texture will look pretty great and natural like for the bunnies. This sheet I then proceeded to cut diagonally into half in order to get 2 triangles. each of these triangles makes one rabbit.

How to fold the Rabbits:
The designer has generously shared the diagram to his model on the Vietnamese Origami Forum. In his design, he has used colored paper (single side colored, that is) which results in a shaded bunny.

Rabbit (Design by Tai, Hsi-Min)

Rabbit (Design by Tai, Hsi-Min)
Rabbit (Design by Tai, Hsi-Min)

It was last week that Tai, Hsi-Min posted pictures of a really cute little rabbit. The first thing which came to your mind when you saw it was imagining it in a green meadow twitching its nose.

It is designed with a pose similar to that of Robert Lang’s Rabbit but Tai, Hsi-Min’s design can be folded in 40 steps. No details as regards to the paper size and type of paper are indicated on his site, but it sure looks like he has chosen tissue fur to fold the Rabbit.

Paper used:
I, for one, attempted to fold this model using Tissue fur of a pearly white color, duo-colored. I chose tissue fur based paper due to the fact that some amount of shaping was required for the rabbit’s ears, face and back. The size of the paper I used is 15 cms or approx 6 inches, square. I started folding the rabbit with the tissue or shiny side up, so that’s what you see in the accompanying picture.

How to fold the Rabbit:
Tai, Hsi-Min has created and shared clear diagrams on his Flickr account. They are pretty easy to follow and clearly indicate the various folds and that you need to start with the color side facing you (in case you are using a single side colored paper). One thing you have got to be careful with when following the diagrams is the alignment and orientation of the in progress model. The indicators to ‘turn over’ the model whilst folding is missing in some of the diagrams. But then again, its not all that big a deal.

Jo Nakashima has a good instructional video for this model on his YouTube channel, too.

I folded this Rabbit for my husband, whose favorite animal it is, and he wanted it in a shade of white. 🙂

Origami Rabbit (Design by John Montroll)

Rabbit (Design by John Montroll)
Rabbit (Design by John Montroll)

With Easter just around the corner, I thought of trying my hands at folding John Montroll’s Rabbit design from his book – Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami. The basic design of this model is very much similar to that of the dog I folded recently. Well, I did warn you in my last post, that I would be folding a lot more of the models from his book!

Even though the overall design was familiar, I still got caught at the stage of folding the rabbit’s ears. That part took a bit longer for me than expected but as you can see, I finally got around to completing it. The entire model took me 2 hours to fold with some extra time for tinkering with the ears, as I wasn’t too happy with the outcome of it for quite sometime.

The paper I used for this model is by Tuttle publishing – Origami Paper Animal Prints. It comes in a size of 8 ¼” inches in size (square) and it is quite convenient to fold. I avoided using the construction paper that I had with me even though I had the right shade of color in that, simply because construction paper is thicker than origami paper and makes the folds difficult and clumsy.

The design instructions for this rabbit are on pages 31 to 33 in John Montroll’s book and they are quite clearly explained. I would say that this too, is an intermediate level design and the folders attempting this should be familiar with some of the folds, like the reverse fold, sinks, etc in order to try this one out.

I would also recommend a slightly larger sized paper when trying to fold this rabbit. As you can see, I have used an 8 ¼” sized paper and the size of the completed rabbit is not more than 4”. Larger the paper, larger and better the completed model and you can fold it easily without crumpling up the paper, too.

Here’s wishing all of you a very Happy Easter!

Origami Rabbit (By Hideaki Sakata)

This is a 2-part post of “How to fold an Origami Rabbit“, and is aimed at helping readers to fold this model, by following the steps in a video.

This model is from the book Origami, by Hideaki Sakata

What you need:

A square shaped paper of size 6″ or slightly larger. The size of the paper would invariably depend on the size you would like the final model to be. One can get origami paper which is of varying sizes on Amazon or any craft shop.

Part – 1:

The first part or step in this, would be to fold the ‘Rabbit Base’. The Rabbit Base is used as a ‘precursor’ or base fold to many models such as different type of Birds, Swans and Rabbits as well.

How to fold this Rabbit Base:

I have prepared an ‘easy to follow’ home video on folding the Rabbit Base. Please click on the “Play” button on the video below to view.


The second part details how to go about folding a Rabbit, once you already have the ‘Rabbit Base’ folded.