Origami in Action by Robert J. Lang, 158 pages, ISBN 0-312-15618-9.
This book uses a three star complexity rating (* = easy, ** = intermediate, *** = hard).
Black and white photos for each model.
For some models, the action mechanism is more important than their appearance, e.g. the butterflies, but there's also a 92 step Indian Paddling a Canoe!
|# of Steps||Info|
|Traditional Flapping Bird||traditional||*||16|
|Randlett's Flapping Bird||Samuel L. Randlett||*||13||very nice; I actually like this one better than the traditional model because of a better action mechanism|
|Flapping Butterfly||deg farelly||*||12||from a 1x2 rectangle; doesn't much look like a butterfly...|
|Intermediate Butterfly||deg farelly||**||11+6||with swallowtails on its wings; also doesn't much look like a butterfly...|
|Flapping Eagle||Robert J. Lang||**||21||a very nice flapping bird - but sorry, because of the wings, it doesn't look like an eagle|
|Flapping Duck||Robert J. Lang||***||35|
|Flapping Crane||Robert J. Lang||***||44|
|Flapping Lovebirds||Robert J. Lang||**||21||cute|
|Blow-up Bunny||traditional||*||19||no feet|
|Sitting Bunny||Robert J. Lang||**||23||feet; also a blow-up model|
|Inflatable Goldfish||traditional, modified by Philip Shen||*||15|
|Folding Knife||Robert J. Lang||*||17||very innovative subject matter;-)|
|Barking Wolf||Robert J. Lang||*||18|
|Gobbling Clam||Robert J. Lang||**||25|
|Talking Frogger||Nick Robinson||*||19|
|Pecking Woodpecker||Nick Robinson||*||16|
|Catapult||adapted from traditional designs||**||17|
|Cootie Catcher||traditional||*||10||includes instructions on how to use it|
|Harlequin Cootie Catcher||Russell Cashdollar||**||16|
|Talking Mouse Mask||Robert J. Lang||*||28||basically a cootie catcher with ears|
|Kicking Frog||Robert J. Lang||**||61|
|Wagging Tail Doggie||Robert J. Lang||*||23|
|Gliding Butterfly||YAMAGUCHI Makoto||*||11|
|Rocking Sailboat||Gay Merrill Gross||**||8+15||the first 8 steps show how to cut a rhombus from a square|
|Flying Fighter||Robert J. Lang||**||50||for best flying performance, Robert Lang recommends using a paper clip|
|Clapping Seal||Robert J. Lang||*||29|
|Swimming Manatee||Robert J. Lang||**||30|
|Kicking Otter||Robert J. Lang||***||55||I folded this one in public, and the people watching me thought it looked like a dachshund...;-( Sorry. (They did say the photo in the book looked the same, though...)|
|Tyrannosaurus Rex||Robert J. Lang||***||60||a dino head with very dangerous-looking teeth|
|Indian Paddling a Canoe||Robert J. Lang||***||92|
|Strumming Guitarist||Robert J. Lang||***||67|
|Fiddling Bassist||Robert J. Lang||***||79||different from the bassist in Complete Book of Origami (and from a square)|
|Flasher||J. Shafer & C. Palmer||***||12|
|Spring into Action||Jeff Beynon||***||29||from a 15 x 8 rectangle|
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