Friday, February 19, 2010

CNY 2010 Essay contest (selected states only)

Verizon is having an essay contest for the Lunar New Year. They are giving away $5,000, a global phone & gift cards. The contest is for ages 13-24. The only requirement is that you are a student. Please go to for more details.

No purchase necessary. Entries become property of Verizon Wireless. Entry period for contest begins 2/6/2010 and ends 3/12/2010. Open to legal U.S. residents whose primary residence is in one of the following states, and who are between the ages of 13 and 24 years old at the time of entry, and who are students enrolled at an accredited high school or college at the time of entry: AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX (City of El Paso only), UT, WA and WY. For Official Rules visit Void where prohibited.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Origami Tigers

There are a variety of origami tiger patterns, starting with the simple "fold a face" and decorate.

I like this two piece one, although a more traditional 2 piece tiger is shown in these YouTube videos: part 1 and part 2. There are pictures of some fierce paperfold tiger "faces" and masks online, if you don't think they would be too de-motivating.

Paperfold tigers!
  • Tiger (
  • (Standing) Tiger (TP Kong) Diagrams for all 19 steps
  • 3D Tiger crease pattern, but no instructions or diagrams (N Miyajima)
  • 3D Tiger crease pattern (H Komatsu), no English on the site
  • Winged Tiger/Tigre alado (JA Voyer), diagrams for all 44 steps
  • Origami Tiger (pictures, no instructions)

  • You may also want to check out these dragon origami instructions.
    (or if you need some tiger coloring pages to keep the youngest busy while you fold.)

    For more see my Musical Mandarin Paperfolding entry.

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010


    Year of the Tiger

    Happy Valentine's Day

    and (Boy) Scout Sunday!