Thursday, June 7, 2012

Soft Serve Origami

Can you tell I have a case of summer-itis?  Last post was summer reading, today ice cream cones. For some reason, I feel like the summer break can't come quick enough.  I know summer-itis is a student thing, but it can affect parents too, right?  Please tell me I'm not alone.

If you feel like making something to celebrate the warm months ahead, this project might be for you.  The origami soft serve ice cream cone is a quick and easy to fold.  It's also a good project for kids just learning origami. All you need is a yellow piece of paper and an orange marker to get started.

1.  Starting with a yellow piece of paper, have it face wrong side up like the picture in the left.  Fold down the center to make a crease.  Fold left and right flaps to meet in the center.

2.  Your paper should now look like the picture on the right.  Fold left and right flaps down so they look like the picture below.


3.  Fold left and right flaps back on dotted lines so they wrap around the paper.

4.  Your paper should now look like the image on the right.  Flip paper over.

5.  Fold left and right flaps on dotted lines to meet in the center.

6.  Your paper should now look like the image on the right.  Now you are going to make a pleat fold on the white solid lines.  Fold the top of paper down on the bottom line and then up on the top line.

7.  Your paper should now look like the image to the left.  Now you're going to make a second pleat fold on the lines you see at the top.

8.  Your paper should now look like the photo on the right.  Flip over.

9.  Your paper should now look like the photo on the left.

10.  Draw lines to make it resemble an ice cream cone. 

For different color combinations, fold with two pieces of paper stacked on top of each other. For example, start with a yellow and pink piece of paper to make a strawberry ice cream cone.

7 comments:

relocation furniture said...

Cool! Thanks for another cool tutorial. Nice post.

LimeRiot said...

This is the perfect summer origami! What fun... and fewer calories than the real thing :).

OMIYAGE said...

This is adorable! Soft serve ice cream is clearly the best ice cream :)

Zakka Life said...

Lime Riot,

And lactose free too ;)

Caca said...

Love your first picture so much. You creatively use sprinkles to make the plain origami ice-cream so real.

frillies for fillies said...

So cute I cant wait to have a go and make this!
Thanks for sharing

http://frilliesforfillies.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

This would make a cute birthday card. As soon as I can get some origami paper I am going to make a few. I think I could use multicolored paper punch dots for the sprinkles.