The Arthropoda Page

Showing Bugs and Crustaceans

LEFT: The cicadas (seventeen year locusts) have two challenging 3-D folds, and many narrow finishing folds.
RIGHT: The white cicada was folded by, and belongs to, Paul Close. Shown by permission.

LEFT: The butterfly has very tiny legs; but it is straightforward to make if you have a fine enough grasp (or tweezers).
CENTER: The dragonfly is made from the eagle base.
LEFT: The caterpillar is a young butterfly. Its legs are even tinier than the butterfly's legs.

LEFT: The asparagus beetle is a voracious pest.
CENTER: The grasshopper has many sink folds.
RIGHT: The preying mantisrequires 100 steps, all of which are on-line.

LEFT: The tarantula is fairly straightforward to make. It starts with a 1x1.5 paper, and ends with many small, thick folds. Personally, I think it looks more like a black widow than a hairy tarantula.
CENTER: The lobster just requires sharp, accurate folding.
RIGHT: This scorpion was folded by Nora Szasz.

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