Flying Katydid

Designed and folded by Sipho Mabona

September '06


wingspan aprox. 7 inch


The reare wings are color change. They have a slightly more shiny surface as you may see when looking closer.


Folded from aprox. 16 inch of SHIKIBU GAMPI-SHI (13gms) then wet shaped with water.


See Brian Chan's entry here:


and here ist the template:

  • Brian Chan PRO 9y

    Nice work, man! I think your proportions are better than mine.
    I neglected the antennae, but you did them quite well that they're worth including. what paper did you use?
  • Brian Chan PRO 9y

    I'll include the tags "origamichallenge", "origamichallenge1" if you don't mind

    Thank you everybody! I am happy to have designed my first original insect. I like some aspects of it (rarewings,are transluctant, lengh of third leg pair) and some others I dislike(wings dont come from the top of the back, crumbling of the paper). I would have liked to fold one more model with the paper I used but I ran out of it. I think it is called SHIKIBU GAMPI-SHI. I got it at NY Central Art

    I forgot something. Brian thanks a lot for keeping me trying to design. Without your challenges and help I would not have done it!
  • Kathleen & Theo PRO 9y

    camouflage optima forma ! great shot
  • amber boy 9y

  • Andrew Scott 9y

    Great to see your stuff her in the Bugmakers group!! Thanks for posting!!
  • Heather 8y

    I love your work!

    This is a perfect specimen for the: Curiosity Cabinet- Bizarre Handmade
    If you'd like to add your photo to the group please do!
  • fill bert 8y

    This shot smells....of success!
    Please post your image to:
    Please add this great photo to Fine ART photos
  • OrigamiFanPete 7y

    wow. so lifelike.... i think your one is much more better than the brian's one... especially because of the antennae... grat job!
  • coleynmc 7y

    Great Photo! How did you shoot it???
    Please leave a comment on one of my photos
  • Muslima2006 6y

  • JuLi-Design PRO 6y

  • Dirty Sparrow 6y

    I love this so much, it's just perfect...
  • Cláudia Monteiro 6y

  • PauliusOrigami 6y

    Amazing. As real. Good Work Sipho. You're one of the best Origami artist.
  • L_U_I_S 5y

    did you have to treat the paper with glue before folding?
  • MEI ZHOU 86 4y

    Forem cp??
  • Helen Thorn PRO 2y

    Amazeing origami - can you do a centipede?
  • Brian Chan PRO 2y

    I have already done a centipede!
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