Action Origami!

Folded: Jo Nakashima, Picture: Sept. 20, 2012 (CC BY 3.0)  “Spring into Action” by Jeff Beynon 


Today I will be showing you yet another type of origami. This origami is called action origami, where the paper is manipulated to create an object that is animate or kinetic. Some tessellation origami can be action origami. The model shown here, neatly folded by Youtube origami artist Jo Nakashima, and designed by Jeff Beynon, accurately represents what an action origami model would look like. The model can extend outward like a spring (hence its name) and can squish inward into a collapsed form. There are many other types of action origami, and pop-up cards count as well.