Origami Jungle by LaFosse

Origami Jungle

by Michael LaFosse

Origami Jungle
Origami Jungle Kit by Michael LaFosse is a kit which contains 42 origami designs organized into two booklets; 96 sheets of origami paper; and two sheets of gold-foil paper.
origami shapes LaFosse
This origami Jungle Kit is enclosed in a cardboard container which you can open and close by sliding the tabs into the slots. It is convenient to have a container to keep everything together in one place.
Origami Jungle Kit
The origami models are separated into two booklets. The origami paper is solid-color on one side and has animal-skin patterns on the other side. Papers are 6″ squares.
Origami Jungle Kit
The origami instructions are in the form of origami diagrams with typical dotted and dashed lines along with arrows. Under each step, there are a few lines of textual information. All origami models in this kit have 12 steps or less. Though, this is deceptive because sometimes there are 2 or 3 folds in “one step”.

The Origami Models: There are many origami models in this kit and they range in difficulty. There are a few “easy” models but most are “intermediate-level” models. There are a few “difficult” models too. Some of the models require cutting (tarantula, ant, monkey, orchid, piranha) and many models require two or more sheets of paper.

Pros: One of the best things about this kit is that there are so many models. If you or your child likes jungle animals, you will surely find something interesting in this kit. Another good thing about this kit is that it comes with origami paper that has animal-skin printed on it. This is a fun feature that children will appreciate.

Cons: One of the bad things about this kit is that some of the models are not very good designs. The final models do not look like what they are intended to be. Another poor aspect of this kit is that some steps have 2 or 3 folds shown in one image. This can be confusion to inexperienced folders. Many folds are placed into one “step” so that the instructions can be displayed on one or two pages. The tidy layout forces many folds to be shown in one “step”.

Conclusion: Origami Jungle Kit has many models and comes with origami paper. If it is quantity that you want, this is a good buy. On the flip side, not all models are well designed and this can be disappointing to persnickety folders.

Models in Origami Jungle Kit by Michael LaFosse

origami animal

Asian Tapir
origami banana

origami leaf

Banana Leaf
origami boa constrictor

Boa Constrictor
origami butterfly

origami cobra


origami animal


origami dragonfly


origami animal

Elephant Head

origami bat

Fruit Bat

origami animal


origami gorilla


origami flower


origami frog

J.P.A. Frog

origami animal


origami animal

Lion Mask

origami bird


origami insect


origami monkey


origami orchid


origami leaf

Orchid Leaf

origami panda


origami peacock


origami fish


origami scorpion


origami spider


origami turtle


origami animal

Tiger Mask

origami turtle

origami bird

origami snail

Tree Snail
origami leaf


Models not shown:
Ant, Chameleon, Iguana, Lizard, Parrot, Panther Club, Tree Sloth


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