Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten
'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900.

It contains pages describing and illustrating many paperfolds. I have not managed to translate or identify all of these.

Note that the central drawing on this page is the earliest drawing known to me of the Paper Cup.

1, The Saltcellar. 2, The Pepperpot 3, Unknown. 4, Krone (crown) - The Crown. 5, Bett (bed) - The Cradle. 6, Korbchen - The Basket. 7, Vogel (bird) - the Cocotte or Pajarita. 8, Tisch (table) - the Table. 9, Windmuhle (windmill) - the uncut Windmill. 10, Das Segelschiff (sailing boat) - the centre sail version of the Boat with Sail. 11, Unknown. 12. Drachen (dragon)

13, Die Ente (the duck). 14, Doppelkanu (double canoe) - The Double boat. 15, Kanu mit Fischkasten ) canoe with fishbox. 16, Zwei Fischkasten - two fishboxes. 17, Das Spiegelrahmen (mirror frame). 18, Der Spiegel (the mirror). 19, Das Kastchen (small box). 20, The Wandtasche (the wall pocket). 21, Das boot (the boat). 22, Das Schweinchen (little pig) - The Pig. 23, Bilderrahmen (picture frame). 24, Das Haus (the house). 25, Unknown. 26, Unknown.

28, Der Orden (the medal) - The Cross. 29, Der Stern (the star). 30, The Jacket (from the Suit of Clothes). 31, Die Hose (the trousers) - The Trousers (from the Suit of Clothes). 32, Der Stiefel (the boots) - The Boots. 33, Der Stuhl (the stool) - The Chair. 34, Der Schmetterling (the butterfly). 35, Das Portemonnaie (the wallet). 36, Das Hohe Kastchen (he height box). 37, Die Gondel (the gondola) - The Chinese Junk. 38, Die Sanduhr (the sandglass). 39, Unknown. 40, Der Nachtfalter (the moth). 41, Der Blasebelg (the bellows) - The Bellows. 42, Der Frosch (the frog ... which I call the Flat Frog to distinguish it from the Blow-Up Frog).

43, Unknown. 44, Das Geschlossne Kaschen (the closed box) - The Catherine of Cleves Box. 45, Die Flattermuhle - the cut Windmill. 46, The Double-barrelled Banger. 47, The Zaubertaschchen (magic bag) - The Puzzle Purse or Menko. 48, Der Sonnenschirmchen (parasol). 49, Henne mit Ruchlein (hen with chicks). 50, Tisch mit Stuhlen (table with chairs).

51 and 52, Die Schippen (the shovels). 53, Der Einfach Helm (the easy helmet) - The Newspaper Hat. 54, Der Aufgeschlagene Helm. 55, Der Facher (the fan). 56, Der Schmetterling (the butterfly). 57, Der Ordernsstern (medal star). 58, Die Zugvogel (migratory birds).

59, Das Grosse Vogel (the large ship) - The Paper Boat. 60, Der Federtasten - The Pencil Case. 61, Der Pfeil (the arrow) - The Paper Dart. 62, Der Zeiharmonika (the accordion) - The Witch's Staircase. 63-65, Die Bander (the bands).