Origami dogs

It’s been a terrible week of weather in Canterbury – we’re experiencing deep winter with lots of rain and cold.  It’s also school holidays and one of my clients was telling me that she uses the winter school holidays for rest with the kids.  They do outdoor activities but also lots of puzzles and crafts.

I’ve been wanting to post for a while about origami – the Japanese art of paper folding – and the large range of dogs that can be depicted using this craft.  Let’s start with the rather easy dog face:

Origami dogs

Here are the instructions for creating one:

Origami dog face instructions

Fairly easy.  But have a look at the more complicated origami designs all featuring dogs:

The above dogs were folded by Steven Casey, who has a Flickr account.

Greyhound origami by John Montroll

Greyhound origami by John Montroll

Papillon by Hideo Komatsu

Papillon by Hideo Komatsu

The variety is endless!

Just don’t let these dogs go outside in the rain or snow….

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand


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