Origami Instructions: Mother and Child (Stephen Weiss) | Video instructions

Origami Instructions: Mother and Child (Stephen Weiss)

Paper used in this video: 24cm (9.5 in) square of kami
Finished model: 12cm (4 3/4 in) high, 7.5cm (3 in) wide, 4cm (1 5/8 in) deep

This video describes how to fold a fantastic origami model called “Mother and Child” designed by Stephen Weiss.
Stephen kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.

Diagrams were published in “Origami 2000: The Annual Collection” by OrigamiUSA – also see http://www.happyfolding.com/book-ousa-origami_2000_annual_collection

Videos/playlists featured at the end of this video:
Baby by Robert Lang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtOAY9akZkE
Money Baby Buggy by Dominik Meißner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J38aSOlQIA
Love-related models playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL788C6A0BD99ADE9E

More origami: http://www.happyfolding.com

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  1. I am wondering how many sheets of paper I am going to go through before I get it right! This is a stunning model and your explanation is perfect. So far, the hardest part for me is shaping the Mother's body. There are so many layers of paper and I seem to either push too hard or not hard enough. I am stubborn though so I will get it perfect eventually. Thank you, again, Sara.

  2. First of all, kudos to you!!! I am anusha singh.I made this many days ago when my mother gave birth to baby boy.I was in the hospital along with my mother.I had nothing there but paper.I made this there and put it on table like an idol.My mother and brother like it. Thank you so much sara. Stay connected!!!!! Lots of love to you!! Stay home stay safe#

  3. Hi! I love this origami and I've tried it at least a couple of times but I've quit both times :((( Where can I get Kami paper?? (I'm telling myself this is the reason I'm not making this xD) PLS let me know, I really want to make this origami!

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