And Happy Birthday to my friend Syd, avid collector of all things Kangaroo!
I thought it would be fun to do a ‘roo for today, and spent a while digging through the listings at the Origami Database (www.oriwiki.com) from a search for the term “kangaroo.” I discovered in the process that there aren’t a lot of easy Kangaroo designs, and I didn’t find a lot that really captured both the funky geometry of the animal, and something of its posture and general ‘roo-ness. A little final fiddling and shaping with this one yielded a decent version of a fairly typical posture, I think. I used a 24cm piece of ogawawashi, a traditional-style Japanese paper that’s crisp and fairly thin. It was barely thin enough for this piece, though – there are a lot of layers in the body and the head – so I’d recommend something either larger, or very thin.
Instructions are published in “Origami Zoo” by Robert Lang and Stephen Weiss. The book, which came out in 1990 (!) but appears to still be in print, and is available at Amazon (US), anyway.
This is my 11th fold for World Origami Days 2016. What are you folding?