Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Paper Sealife
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper sealife. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

There is a separate page for Paper Octopii.


There is a design for a Prawn in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.


A design for a Cuttlefish appears in 'Paper Toy Making' by Margaret Campbell, which was first published by Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd in London, probably in 1937, although both the Foreword and Preface are dated 1936, which argues that the book was complete at that date.