Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Paperfolding in the Rupert Bear Annuals
 

Please let me know if you find any errors in the information on this page or can fill in any of the gaps. Thank you.

Those designs which are not annotated either with an additional title in bold print or the name of the designer are presumed to be by Alfred Bestall.

My thanks to Michel Grand for contributing information to this page.

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1946 - Making A Paper Bird (The Flapping Bird)

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1947 - How To Make A Paper Kettle (The Kettle)

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1948 - How To Make A Hobby Horse (The Pajarita)

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1949 - How To Make Rupert's Boat (The Chinese Junk)

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1950 - How To Make A Paper Plane (The Swallow)

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1951 - How To Make A Paper Man (A version of The Doll)

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1952 - How To Make A Paper Elephant

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1953 - How To Make A Paper Snapper (The Snapdragon) and a Paper Ball (The XYZ Ball)

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1954 - How To Make A Paper Sealion and Penguin and a Paper Canoe

The Paper Canoe was designed by Sidney V. North.

The blunt ended version of the design was first published in the Boy's Own Paper 867 of August 24th 1895.

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1955 - How To Make A Paper Cat's Head and a Paper Work Basket (The Sanbo On Legs)

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1956 - Rupert's Spill Holder and the Spark Man

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1957 - Rupert's Paper Glider

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1958 - Rupert's Paper Frog and Water-Lily (The Lotus)

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1959 - Rupert's Paper Cap (The Kabuto) and Paper Bird

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1960 - Rupert's Paper Donkey and Frame

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1961 - Rupert's Hearth Rug

No illustration available. This may not be a paperfolding design.

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1962 - A Paper Glider

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1963 - A Paper Kangaroo

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1964 - Rupert's Paper Star (The Cut and Fold Pentagram) and Paper Butterfly

The Paper Butterfly is a design by Akira Yoshizawa.

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1965 - Rupert's Paper Model of a Fireside Seat and Rupert's Note Case

No illustration of Rupert's Note Case is available

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1966 - Sara's Dolls-House Furniture

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1967 - Rupert's Hare or Rabbit

Rupert's Hare is a design by R Shipp.

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1968 - How to Make A Paper Lily (The Lily) and Rupert's Flying Fish

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1969 - How Rupert Makes a Paper Pagoda (The Pagoda)

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1970 - Rupert's Lightship and Mystery Bird

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1971 - A Hobgomnie and the Swimming Bird

The Swimming Bird is developed from the Pajarita.

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1972 - How to Make the Imp's Lantern and A Cave Hopper

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1973 - Rupert's Paper Salad Plate

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1974 - Rupert's Paper Yacht

Rupert's Paper Yacht is a design by Toshie Takahama.

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1975 - Rupert's Chinese Boat (The Sampan)

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1976 - Rupert's Three Monkeys and Humming Bird

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1977 - Rupert's Sleepy Gnome

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1978 - Rupert's Seagull

The instructions say that this is a flapping bird.

Rupert's Seagull is a design by John Smith.

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1979 - How to Weave Rupert's Paper Party Hat or Bag and Fold-A-Bowl

The Fold-A-Bowl is a design by Philip Shen.

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1980 - Rupert's Paper Tortoise

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1981 - As far as I know there was no origami design in this issue.

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1982 - Rupert's Horse Head

Rupert's Horse Head is a design by Martin Wall.

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1983 - Rupert's Baby Rabbit

The Baby Rabbit was designed by Thea Clift.

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1984 - Rupert's Singing Fly (The Cicada)

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1985 - How To Make A Paper Bird (The Flapping Bird)

This is the same as the design published in 1946.

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1986 - Rupert's Paper Banger (The Paper Banger) and A Box for Your Paper Banger (The Magazine Cover Box)

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1987 - Rupert's Paper Crown

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1988 - Rupert's Decoration and The Mouse

The Mouse is a design by Paul Jackson.

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