Robin Glynn's Origami
Muppets



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Piggy
This is quite a complex model, but the results are worth it. Miss Piggy took a long time to develop. When I first tried to create a model I intended just to create the head and began by concentrated on her lovely eyes with long curly lashes. Nothing seemed to work, I just created rather odd looking pig heads. I decided to change tactics and tried to think what else defined her character. That's when the idea of a pig in a skirt stuck me! It still took a lot of experimenting, but then all of a sudden a lightbulb appeared above my head and a virtually omplete model came out of nowhere. I wish I could work out how these ideas jump out. If only I was that smart all the time.
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Big Bird
The basic idea for Big Bird came to me in just a few seconds, but it just wasn't quite right. The model needed to have scruffy feathers to make it look right. I struggled for a while then gave up. Some time afterwards I was in a hospital waiting room and I needed something to take my mind off of things so I took a sheet of paper out of my wallet, I always carry a few sheets of mini sized paper with me - just in case! It was a yellow sheet. As I looked down at the paper the idea for a Big Bird model complete with feathers came out of nowhere. 30 minutes later and there was the finished model.
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Cookie Monster
When it came to creating a Cookie Monster model, I started by just creating a pair of googly eyes. After that, the rest of the model more or less fell into place. Despite being easy to design, there is one tricky procedure that requires some of the paper to be turned inside out. I would recommend using a fairly large sheet of paper to start with.
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Oscar the Grouch
Oscar the Grouch is one of my favourite characers from Sesame Street. This model is fun to fold and is satisfyingly 3 dimensional.
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Rowlf
It was difficult to capture the character of Rowlf. I originally planned to create a more detailed and complex model, but it just didn't work. In the end I had more success with a fairly simple representation. The phrase "less is more" is often true with orgami models.
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Fozzie Bear
Some of my designs only too a few minutes to create, but Fozzie took years! None of the head only models I tried looked anything like Fozzie. This model lurked in the doldrums for a long time. Without a Fozzie Bear though, it's not a Muppet collection. Eventually this model struggled into existance. I am still not entirely happy with it, the legs are far too small, but at least it's recognisable.
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Kermit the Frog
This was my first origami Muppet model. It needs a bit of 'sculpting' to get the finished model looking right.
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Gonzo
Another simple, but sculptural model. No Muppet collection could be without Gonzo the Great. It's foldable with any kind of paper, but is particularly well suited to wet folding.
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