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3 Mormon Origami Projects for Your Next Church Activity

Origami (pronounced or-i-GA-me) is a Japanese word that means “to fold paper” and is known as the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects. Paper folding has been practiced for thousands of years, first beginning between AD 100–200 in China. But even though origami began in China, it didn’t become widely popular until the Japanese took a liking to it in AD 600.

In the beginning, when paper was first invented & was expensive, origami was used for religious occasions such as weddings & Chinese tea ceremonies. But today, origami can be found in all types of settings, such as schools, churches, art galleries, and museums.

I hope you enjoy folding the designs in this book, which come from stories in the Book of Mormon, LDS Church history, and modern-day temples.

Skill Level 1: Shirt & Tie

From Mormon Origami
Art by Nick Robinson

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Photo from Mom of 5 Daughters

For shirt:

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For tie:

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Mormon Origami

Mormon Origami

Just glue the tie onto the shirt and then draw on a missionary badge if you like!


Click to page 2 and page 3 of this article for more Mormon origami projects, or check out Mormon Origami and More Mormon Origami by Todd Huisken.


Skill Level 2: Gold Plates

From More Mormon Origami
Art by Nick Robinson

Note: This pattern requires some cutting

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Photo from More Mormon Origami
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Click to page 1 and page 3 of this article for more Mormon origami projects, or check out Mormon Origami and More Mormon Origami by Todd Huisken.


Skill Level 3: Bountiful Temple

From More Mormon Origami
Design by Andrew Hudson
Art by Nick Robinson

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Rendering of completed project
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Mormon Origami

Mormon Origami

Mormon Origami

Mormon Origami

Mormon Origami


Click to page 1 and page 2 of this article for more Mormon origami projects, or check out Mormon Origami and More Mormon Origami by Todd Huisken.

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