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The Mobile Makerspace @ WSMS LMC: Origami, Ductigami & Pop-Up

This guide contains projects, tips and tutorials related to the WSMS Makerspace!

Origami, Ductigami & Pop-Up Challenges

Elaborate, beautiful and functional creations can be made out of paper with the right techniques and good craftsmanship. Origami is the art of paper-folding. Ductigami is the use of duct tape to create functional or beautiful objects. Pop-up art is the combination of folding and cutting paper to create movable structures as a page is turned in a book. 

Use the resources listed below to learn about each of these arts. Then, choose a challenge from the list below to work on. Each challenge can be achieved in a wide variety of ways, but you must also make sure to work within the constraints of each challenge. Use your creativity to come up with unique solutions to each challenge. Good luck!

Choose your challenge!

  • Create an object that would be useful to you for storing or organizing using duct tape. You may use other materials that are low-cost or no-cost, but you may only use 12 inches of duct tape.
  • Create a scene from your favorite movie using at least 3 different pop-up structures. The scene must be recognizable to someone who has seen the movie. You may use other low-cost, no-cost or recyclable materials in your scene. Your pop-up must fold out like a book and can be 1-4 pages long. 
  • Create a scene from your favorite book using at least 3 different origami structures. The scene must be recognizable to someone who has seen the movie. You may use other low-cost, no-cost or recyclable materials in your scene. Build your scene within a box.
  • Create at least 2 of the following paper airplanes: one that can travel at least 50 feet in the air; one that can do tricks in the air; one that can be launched using a device other than your hand. You may only use scrap computer paper for the airplanes. You may build the launcher out of low-cost, no-cost or recyclable items. 

YouTube Channels - Origami, Ductigami & Pop-up