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Origami Insects (Dover Origami Papercraft) Paperback – June 20, 1995
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About the Author
Susan S. Lang, a senior science writer at Cornell University, is the author of eleven books and writes for national magazines, including McCALL'S, WOMAN'S DAY, LADIES HOME JOURNAL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, VOGUE, and AMERICAN HEALTH. She resides in New York.
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1. Treehopper: A rather simple bug, good introduction to the book.
2. Spotted Ladybug: An AWESOME exploration of color-contrast! Looks great when folded from the right paper even though it is not 3D.
3. Orb Weaver: What should I say, well it's a spider...
4. Tarantula: Another spider but with ten legs. If you do it right it looks much like the real thing.
5. Tick: This comes as a hungry and a sated tick. Easy to fold and looks good.
6. Ant: This is absolutely my favourite origami model! The ant is so awesome, I can't find words for it. You just have to fold it to believe it plus it's pretty easy to fold too.
7. Butterfly: Well folks that's a real butterfly with legs and it's really hard to fold.
8. Scarab Beetle: Egyptian bug.
9. Cicada: Looks GREAT when folded well but is probably the hardest model in the book.
10. Grasshopper: Green, long legs.
11. Black Pine Sawyer: Has really long antennae and looks really cool.
12. Dragonfly: Not very realistic, has a "cartoon" style look.
13. Hercules Beetle: A fat bug that looks good when folded well.
14. Long-Necked Seed Bug: I had never heard of this bug before. Doesn't look bad though.
15. Pill Bug: Not easy to fold but a great-looking and unique model.
16. Praying Mantis: Very hard.
17. Stag Beetle: Good looking and fairy easy.
18. Paper Wasp: Requires you to do something I would have thought impossible before reading this book. Extremely hard.
19. Samurai Helmet Beetle: Beautiful model but hard to fold.
20. Scorpion: Comes out pretty thick but can look nice too.
After all, a great book, if you are an advanced folder buy it!
I enjoyed the grasshopper in particular and have made it several times. Writing this review has made me want to go and fold it again!
This book is a must for any paperfolder and is one you will come back to again and again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The diagrams are clear and precise. Not for the the beginner by any means.Published 12 months ago by Hannah
Great book. Not for beginners of course but fantastic if you want a challenge.Published 18 months ago by Isaac Takeuchi
I folded all the origamis taught in this book. some of them need a very large paper though.Published 24 months ago by Chong Kok Seng
Said used book in good condition. When we got the book pages were falling out. Only cost a couple bucks so not worth fighting then over it.Published on July 1, 2014 by Britt Are.
I am so glad I got this book. Robert Lang is legendary for his perfect execution in realism. Every model he has created is gallery acceptable. Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Robert
Probably not the best second origami book. It took me three months to finally get the ant right back when I was twelve. Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by Rebecca Nickle
The book has great potential, but unfortunately seems to combine difficult steps into one step and lacks on description and images for critical parts.Published on December 6, 2013 by Nessie
I have loved origami ever since i was a child. It can be difficult finding a book that has incredible pieces with understandable instructions. This book does just that. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by BlondBoy