Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Shape Forming Puzzles
 
In shape forming puzzles the object is to fold a sheet of paper to match the outline of a target shape or motif.

The puzzle may also add additional requirements, eg that the solution must only use a set of pre-existing creases or that the solution must ne achieved using the minimum number of active folds.

 
Grid-based Shape Forming Puzzles
 
  Name: Foursquare - grid-based shape forming puzzle.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1998

Diagrams: Paperfolding Puzzles - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-0-X // Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6

 
  Name: Juxtaposition - pre-creased apparatus folding puzzle.

Paper type / shape: 3x1 rectangle / custom decorated.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2003

Diagrams: PCOC Play - PCOC 2005 Convention Pack - OrigamiUSA // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6

 
  Name: Merlin's Mat - grid-based shape forming puzzle.

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1994

Diagrams: As the Enchanter's mat in Merlin's Mats - David Mitchell - 1994 // Paperfolding Puzzles - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-0-X // Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6

 
  Name: Nimue's's Mat - grid-based shape forming puzzle.

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1994

Diagrams: As the Apprentice's Mat in Merlin's Mats - David Mitchell - 1994 // Paperfolding Puzzles - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-0-X // Paperfolding Puzzles (2nd Edition) - David Mitchell - Water Trade - ISBN 978-0-9534774-5-6

 
Free-form Minimalist Shape Forming Puzzles
 
  Name: Octagram - free-form minimalist shape forming puzzle.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2108

Diagrams: Not yet available.