Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Rabbits and Hares
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folded paper rabbits and hares. 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.


The Blow-Up Bunny - 1948



'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956, contains a Rabbit design developed from a Waterbomb. The text notes,' Unknown origin. Passed to the author by Mr W McComb of Ireland.'



The 1967 Rupert Annual contains instructions for folding 'Rupert's Hare or Rabbit'. The design is attributed to R Shipp.