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Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:34

Reason To Fold Origami Elephant

by  Milind
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Elephant has always been a favorite animal of origami lovers. From symbolic model to most elaborate creation with trunk, tusk, ears and tail, more than 100 elephant designs have been published.

Beginners often choose simplest models of elephants due to fear of large number of steps in intermediate or advanced models. But then the output is not always encouraging. Thus they soon lose interest in elephant or perhaps in origami. This is the case with other models too.

Here is a challenge for a self taught folder or an ideal model for teacher.

For beginners and experienced folder, Seville Elephant by Joseph Wu is one of the best elephant models I have seen so far. Not too easy and not too difficult !

Enjoy folding by watching this wonderful video made by Wu himself !


Don't give up. Once you take up this challenge and complete the model, I am sure you will fold many !

Finally, there is a reason to fold elephants in this month.


OrigamiUSA is excited to announce our partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its official attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ title for the largest display of origami elephants. The goal is to reach 35,000 origami elephants to bring attention to the 35,000 elephants that are killed each year for their ivory. This is a great opportunity to put your origami skills to work for a good cause!

The deadline for sending in elephants is Sept 16, 2016.

Elephants should be sent to:

Wildlife Conservation Society
c/o Rachel Libretti
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

To help everyone participate, http://pages.96elephants.org/origami/, although you may fold any elephant model from any source, in any paper, color or size. Please note, in all cases, your models will not be returned.

Additional information is available https://origamiusa.org/news/fold-origami-elephants-break-guinness-world-record

We hope by the time Sept 16 comes, a large herd of elephants from the origami community will have arrived in New York !

Wendy Zeichner

OrigamiUSA President/CEO

In partnership with:


If not Sevilla, fold any elephant you like and send to origami USA before 15 Sept 16.

Let origami and wild life, both win !

1 Comment

  • Comment Link Gerardo Friday, 12 August 2016 19:48 posted by Gerardo

    Thank you for your invitation Milind. Can't wait to see all the elephants!

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