Origami Originals

Origami models by Robin Glynn

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Expanding Cube

Inspired by an expanding geometric plastic toy. I could not achieve something quite as sophisticad as the toy, but after a lot of experimenting, I am happy with this.

Robin's Wheel

This is an novel use for a fish base. It is also unusual in that this is a 7 sided shape and is therefore constructed from 7 units. The final move from flat to 3D is very satisfying.

Craig's Crazy Cube

Craig’s Crazy Cube started life as just a name. I have named a few models after family members, so it was time to dedicate one to my son. After Sally’s Stackable Star Bowl, I needed an equally corny title. I tried a few different approaches, but the intention was to create something that was unnecessarily complicated, but was not that hard to make. I am pleased with the result, the cube is fun to make and assemble, holds together very well, and I managed to avoid making a Sonobe variant.

Debbie's Star



This is a simple and effective modular 8 pointed star designed in June 2018.

Sunflower Bowl

I was trying to make a model that spins really well. I thought about the old push down spinning tops I saw as a child and tried to make something similar. This model does spin, but is not what I was aiming for, so I am calling it a bowl! Not given up on spinners yet though.


Here is a crow model. This is a reworking of an earlier model that I originally intended to include in my book. Not sure why I chose not to include him. He is a fun action model that is enjoyable to fold.

Spider Leg Star

Here is a decoration for Halloween. This works very well with other colour schemes. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions, or if you wish to show me how a version you have folded.


Here is another Halloween model. I have been going a bit crazy with modular folds, so it is nice to go back to using single square. If my origami models could be said to have a "style", then I would say that this witch definitely looks like one of mine .

Sally's Stackable Star Bowl

This is a very easy and minimalist model. Each bowl is made from 14 sheets, 7 each of two slightly different modules. The name came about after my daughter Sally observed that I had created models called "Robin's Wheel" and "Debbie's Star", but there was nothing named after her. I have now put that right and my son Craig will not be left out either.