Something New From Something Old:
I love to create new things from old things. In this blog post I have found a new way to combine the units I featured before in the *Eco-Balls and *Octo-Wreath blogs. You can see how to make both the solid and swivel units in those blogs. For this project: It will take six units: two of them swivel units, and four solid ones.
*. See Sept. 17th and 18th of 2017 to see the former blog posts.
Make the Units: Follow the directions in the earlier blog posts.
After folding and gluing the units you will need to form two three piece units. Place a swivel unit in the middle and glue two solid units to the ends like this:
Square It Up!:
Next, you will glue the two flat square surfaces together after flipping one over to match the other surface. Notice that the center part of each of the three-piece units is a flattened square.
Add a Loop: or…Try “No String Attached”:
Take a sewing needle and thread it. Insert the needle through one of the tops of the star and form a loop so you can hand it from a tree or use it in a mobile. These stars are also attractive with no strings attached as center pieces.
Old Things Become New:
While I was creating this new project I thought back to how God, in His mercy, has transformed my life since I accepted His free gift of salvation.
As much as I delight in creating new things from the old, I am reminded of God’s wonderful plan of redemption. He takes our old sinful lives and transforms us through salvation.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here!” I Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Said another way in the New Living Translation:
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has come.”
I hope you have come to know Christ as your Savior and LORD as I have. If not, He offers this free gift to all who believe in Him.
John 3:16 says it like this:
“For God so loved the world that He gave a His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
An Origami Challenge for You:
Can You Find More Ways to Combine the Units?:
Here is a challenge to all my origami friends. Can you find other ways to combine these units? I would love to see your creations. Origami is fun because you are always discovering new ways to fold paper using the techniques and folds you have made before. If you find a new way, send me a picture so I can add it to this blog.j
Here’s Another New Combination:
Below are some other sculptures using these same modules. The babies actually have moveable legs. You can also cut the swivel units in half giving you more design options.
Great Horned Owl