I wanted to make a travel-size BBPLATE, so I got smaller plates and here we go! Made some improvements to the hidden plate to make it easier to turn Note: instructions:
I wanted to make a travel-size BBPLATE, so I got smaller plates and here we go! Made some improvements to the hidden plate to make it easier to turn Note: instructions:
Wow! SF Forcefolder1 didn’t waste any time! He’s already folded what is probably the world’s FIRST Origami DIO! If you want to enter the showcase, check out the next post.
Watch it: Then fold it! Then submit with RISE SHOWCASE in the title! Deadline: Soon, don’t wait!
Hey SFs… I wanted to share a totally different sort of project I’ve been working on. It’s a lo-res, fractal generator called Mandleblop. It doesn’t really make a Mandleblot Fractal, which is why I called it Mandleblop instead. You can try it out here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/301997943/ (Be sure to shift-click the small […]
64 teams began this journey… Two have made it this far… Only one will walk away a CHAMPION! Remember when the brackets looked like this? Well now it looks like this: Just a reminder… this has all been for fun. The contests were decided with a coin flip. No piece […]
One thing we haven’t discussed is what the winner of MARCH MADNESS gets… The winner of the championship gets their origami displayed on OrigamiYoda.com’s sidebar until NEXT* March Madness. That means either StookyBoi’s DARTH PAPER or DarthFloppy’s REINDEER will be on EVERY PAGE of OY.com for almost a year!!!!! WOW! […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Well, SFS, here we are…. The FINAL FOURCE! Just four teams left and I have to tell you I’m a little nervous! These pieces of paper have come so far… and two will go […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. From the sprawling brackets of early March, it’s come down to this: POCO vs HAN/DEAD GREEDO BIB vs DARTH YODA TRIO vs SOLO DUO REINDEER vs DREAM TEAM So many questions… How does Greedo […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Before we find out which of the 16 make it to the Elite 8, ask yourself a question: DO. YOU. BELIEVE. IN. MIRACLES???? Do you belive a REINDEER can fly past the NEW HOPE […]
FROM 64 down to 16… but the battle’s not over until it’s down to ONE! Who do you think will win? Yoda’s always a favorite, but which one? There are at least 5! The REINDEER has been this year’s Cinderella Team, beating first a RANCOR and then YODA to make […]
…. by folding with a STOOKY Superfolder!! Yep, that’s Superfolder ZackB! He helped me fold Giant Origami Yoda to teach a bunch of people how to fold (regular-size) Origami Yoda. He gave me some great artwork and showed me his amazing cover Yoda! Thanks to everybody who came out to […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. JUST TWO PLACES LEFT IN THE SWEET 16… … FOUR TEAMS THAT WANT THEM… and ONE COIN TO DECIDE IT ALL! HERE WE GO! Right after this quick commercial: Friends, do you suffer from […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Welcome back to HOTH folks! Round Two’s about to get underway, but there’s been some controversy! Some folks say the REINDEER has a natural advantage because of the snow, bitter cold and abominable snowmen […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Welcome to the Death Star! Please don’t step on the mouse droids! A couple of strange match-ups today. Two characters from SOLO take on one from CLONE WARS. Then Obi-Wan vs Yoda! That’ll be […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. WELCOME TO NABOO! We’re underwater! I can’t swim! Gotta get this done and get out of here before JarJar drives me nuts! SuperB18’s PORG-vs- GDKeonoyer’s Emperor Palpatine -vs- KingYoda2o’s ROCKET RACCOON -vs- The_Winter_Folder’s YODA TRIFECTA […]
Hey SFs! just like sports teams, our origami competitors need a day off for travel sometimes. Me too! I just made it to Houston, the first leg of the Didi Dodo/Bach Book Tour! But Webmaster Sam stayed home to walk the dogs and post more MMM action, so stay tuned!!
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Today’s match-ups will decide which teams go on to the SWEET 16, but remember: they aren’t canon! I had to warn you because we’re about to see two battles that never happened in the […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. This is the match the world’s been waiting for: BIB FORTUNA vs PLO KOON! Oy yeah, there’s also: BATMAN v SPIDERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The winners go on to the SWEET 16… the losers go to Arkham […]
Taking a quick break from Maul’s March Madness to let you know I’m about to start a short book tour for Didi Dodo and Bach to the Rescue. Of course, I’ll also be signing and talking about Origami Yoda, Rocket and Groot, Chewbacca, Inspector Flytrap and anything else you want […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. The crowd here is still reeling from the wild upsets in the Endor Division… but, folks, Jakku Division could be even crazier!!! HAN and GREEDO vs a PORG? And is Greedo REALLY on Han’s […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Hello SuperFolders and welcome to ROUND TWO! Our huge field of 64 teams is about to become the SWEET 16! First up…. The Endor Division. We’ve already seen some WILD action here and all […]
WWELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. THIS IS IT! The DAGOBAH DIVISION, the wildest, wackiest division in the competition! Just look at crazy, lopsided matches here: Obi Wan against an Ewok, a Porg and a Rodian. I mean, what? Then […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. It’s cold here on Hoth, but the competition is heating up!!! We’ve got several greatmatch-ups, but the crown is here to see the ultimate showdown: RANCOR vs. REINDEER! What little child hasn’t asked their […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Here it is, folks, the DEATH STAR DIVISION! Surrounded by controversey and scandal, there have been several arrests, one FBI manhunt and at least 27 parking tickets! But in the end, it’s all about […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Time for the NABOO DIVISION’s first round…. A lot of YODAs facing off here: Kawahata YODA, Van Jahnke YODA and the team of YODA, GHOST YODA and EVIL YODA. And a Clone Wars rematch […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Time for the MUSTAFAR division and, hold onto your folds, because this ORIGAMI could get NASTY! We’ve got some of the fiercest fighters ever assembled: GRIEVOUS! CHEWIE! EWOK! DARTH VADER! YODA! REBEL PILOT! […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. One glance at that bracket tells you that TATTOOINE DIVISION is going to be a thriller! Ringside seats have been going for as much as 14 parsecs… EACH! We’ve got droids, we’ve got superheroes, […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. JAKKU division is a wild one, folks, so HOLD ON! We’ve got CHEETO YODA, CUTE YODA, CRAZED YODA and ROTTO (possibly ROTTA) the HUTT! Then there’s the cantina showdown between HAMMERHEAD and HAN&GREEDO. Sources […]
WELCOME BACK TO MAUL’S MARCH MADNESS! If you don’t know what this is about, click here. Alright, MADNESS fans, let’s look at our first bracket: Endor Division! Lot’s of excitement here, including the suprising Brawl Stars match-up of BARLEY vs POCO! FOLDY WAN vs STORMTROOPER has a lot of […]
Basketball? Insignificant!!! Origami is ALL that matters! So welcome to our own March Madness Tournament, with your friendly host, Darth Maul! 64 images have been plucked from STOOKINESS to battle it out in the BRACKETS OF DESTINY! How does it work? Well take a look down in the lower righthand […]
SFs… have you seen this? This is wonderful. It’s a trailer that mixes shots from all the movies (and maybe The Clone Wars?) to reveal one big, amazing story … and get us all fired up for the end of that story coming in Episode 9. So many people […]
Greetings, Superfolders! We’ve now how 2 or 3 website problems, ranging from submissions not getting posted to that day we were offline… Here’s how you can help: 1) If you submitted to Stookiness before New Years Day, but it hasn’t appeared, please accept my apologies and resubmit. 2) Don’t double […]
Hint: but a Y you must hint2: it’s not actually a person
Viral rumors* and wild internet speculation** confirmed: DJ Funkyfoot the oddly named butler from Inspector Flytrap 3 returns in Didi Dodo 1, coming in March. *there were no rumors viral or otherwise **there was no speculation and if there had been it would not have been wild
The first of FIVE (approx) books I’ll have out this year just launched! It’s a sequel to Nellie Nutgraf: Hot Story. This one’s called Breaking News and boy did we break it!!! When I say “we,” I mean me and Gillian Reid, the illustrator who apparently can draw ANYTHING and […]
Some of you may have missed it, but this site was offline for awhile. Sam and I were stumped! Luckily Webmaster Patricia at Abrams Books was able to get us back on track!!
Author Jan Wahl recently passed away in Ohio. His book Furious Flycycle was a favorite read when I was a kid and I deliberately tried to match its crazy pace and style when I wrote my version of Return of the Jedi a few years ago. And now I think […]
Here’s our own tribute to Stan Lee and the amazing characters he helped create! Thanks to everyone who participated!! (You’ll find their names under their work)
Hey SFs! They announced the Newbery, Caldecott and other book awards this morning and there are a lot of great books on the list!!! But my favorite book of 2018 wasn’t on the list, so I’m giving it my own award!!! Drumroll… The Prince and The Dressmaker is a graphic […]
Above, DarthZackB’s Stan Lee tribute. SFs see if you can finish up your Stan Lee tribute pieces this weekend. It can be Origami Stan or Origami Anybody from the Marvel Universes! Submit with STAN in the title.
Stayed up late to see the moon turn into a giant blurry red potato! Don’t forget about the Stan Lee Showcase!!!
Fold it! Photo it! Submit it! Tag it “Stan!” Nuff Said! PS: from wikipedia: The first superheroes Lee and artist Jack Kirby created together were the Fantastic Four, based on a previous Kirby superhero team, Challengers of the Unknown, published by DC Comics. The team’s immediate popularity led Lee and […]
Actual scene from today. And this is just one of four cats! I may never get this book done!!!
As requested by you SuperFolders, here are: Link and a Unicorn riding in the Invisible Jet… while R2D2 goes skiing… and BB8 rolls thru town… and Super Bomberman wearing red Addidas plays… Earthbound on SNES featuring Ness eating a hamburger… while a ninja squirrel throws acorns at a … WEASEL […]
I’m not working for Marvel right now… so this isn’t a commercial. I’m just saying… WOW! If you missed it, you may want to unmiss it!
HEY SFs… this wraps up Talk to Tom 2018. You can still submit questions, but I can’t guarantee answers: WOOKIEFOLDER101 Did you ever play Legend of Zelda when you were a kid??? I think it is one of the stookiest game series ever. I was wondering if you played it, […]
HEY SFs!!! It’s been a wild year and it’s going to be a wild year and the next year will be a WILDER year. So, here’s a run-down of what’s what. First off… did you see everything that came out in 2018? Princess and the Pit Stop and The Mighty […]
HEY Sfs!!! Here’s the first batch of Q&A. Stay tuned for more AND for the MegaDoodle. If you haven’t asked your question or submitted your request yet… submit it now with the headline Talk To Tom 2018. Ok, we’re going to start with THE BIG ONE: SuperFolder Entity303 Hey! for […]
Every Year, Brian “the real MR GCF” Compton comes over for a holiday dinner. No, he didn’t come dressed as Santa! But this IS a picture of him dressed as Santa at a local event!!! In case you’re wondering if this is just a joke, it’s not. We’ve been friends […]
SFs!!! I miss the days when we used to communicate more directly. Those live Talk To Tom and MegaDoodle sessions were so much fun! We can’t do a live session anymore, but I can answer your questions or just say hi or whatever else you’d like. So… make a submission […]
This is a small improvement (?) on last year’s Santa. Longtime viewers will note that this is not my beloved, messy desk. That’s because of my office being overrun with cats! So Cece let me use her desk… she’s nice!
WARNING: Possible spoilers in this image if you haven’t finished the series yet! If you missed NoahOfManyNames’ incredible Lego Minifig poster before, get a good look at it now. The attention to detail is amazing! For example, take a look at Kellen. ScoobyDoo shirt, embarrassing stain, pencil, recorder thingy. And […]
Crafters were doing “8-Bit” art long before Mario jumped his first barrel. (Actually that was before Mario was named Mario…) Anyway, the cool thing is that any good 8-bit sprite can easily become a hand-crafted family heirloom. It’s really not hard, esp if you don’t worry about what the OTHER […]
We missed out on posting these awesome costumes by SF Huck and sF HucksBrother earlier… so ho ho ho happpy halloween!
Yep, that’s the actual COVER Pickletine puppet in the middle of the CATastrophic mess that was once my office!! How did this happen? A while back my “office” was taken over by cats. They trashed it repeatedly and I had to pack a lot of my stuff up. One box […]
Hey SFs! Some of you may not have been around a few years ago when this happened. It still blows my mind!
Hey SFs!!! Check out this awesome BLT origami paper sent from Japan by SF Sola. She’s done something pretty amazing, in fact REALLY amazing!! The Origami Yoda books have been translated into Japanese, but some of my other books have not, including the SciFi novel I wrote with Paul Dellinger […]
Hey SFs! I have to admit I have not tried out these instrux by The_Winter_Folder yet,,, but I sure love his drawing of Origami Bossk!
SFs… Web AND gravy master Sam here: I think I have a handle on things now. We may have to change the process behind the scenes, but everything should be visible in the site from now on. IMPORTANT: Some submissions may have been lost. If you submitted something before Oct. […]
SFs… Webmaster Sam here. I’m afraid there’s something strange going on with the submissions. Some things are showing up twice and some aren’t showing up at all. Stay tuned and please be patient!
Don’t know this kid’s name, but …. wow!!!
That’s Forcefolder1 up there dressed as a Clone Trooper! And FelixSkywalker below as Origami Yoda! FelixSkyfolder also made the pumpkin (above) and OrigamiMaster53 made the one below.
A very stooky origami Porg was the official 20,000th post!!! Pretty sure that this site Is now one of the largest origami collections IN THE GALAXY!!!! Well done, Superfolders!!!! And you, too, Webmaster Sam! You’ve earned those BBQ potato chips!
Happy Halloween everybody! I hope you’ve got a chance to do something cool! If so, we want it in the showcase! Get a good photo — that does NOT show tour face and submit it with “Halloween 2018” in the title!
Today we launched a new series called: Nellie Nutgraf! The first book is available TODAY as an ebook AND … you may be able to read it FREE! Ask your school librarian or a teacher if your school has Epic. If they don’t, tell them to download it because it’s […]
Didi Dodo: Future Spy is another series of stories from the Inspector Flytap universe. The narrator is Koko Dodo, the cookie baker from Flytrap 1. Book 1 hits the shelves next spring! This is BIG news, but its not the BIGGEST that’s coming! So stay tuned!!
Hey SFs! Did you know I had my own day recently? Official! But that’s not the big news! There’s big news and bigger news and – potentially — gigantic news coming! There are big things happening! Some are in the distant future but one very big one happens before the […]
The Augusta Library hosted me and the 501st for Star Wars Reads stookiness. We had a big Yoda folding session first, then later a smaller group got together to fold the rest of the Star Wars Galaxy!
Did you SFs see FelixSkywalker’s creation: Wizalrus?? It’s SO stooky!!!! I can see Wizalrus getting his own TV show, movies, Happy Meals, etc… And I’ll be first in line!
Always a highlight of the year! To enter the Halloween showcase all you have to do is make you costume out of mostly paper/cardboard/tape/etc… Sound hard? It’s not!!! Look, I found a ready-made C3PO mask when I unpacked a box! I’m done! Don’t submit anything yet, I husy wanted to […]
I am super thrilled about SF Lubin’s origami version of the characters from my book Origami Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear!!!
Stooky! Great folding, OrigamiX! I love seeing all the cover stars together! (I never got a shot of all the actual cover stars together ☹️)
Stumbled on this clip of Mr Rogers looking at the origami made by his neighbor, Mrs. Shiono!
Actually, there are lots more flavors available! But I saw these three books side by side at Target and snapped a photo.
Sf OrigamiFire9 hit a homerun with this upgrade to a basic C3PO using a gold sharpie! If you try it just make sure you don’t breath in too many gold sharpie fumes! 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
SFs, you have hopefully seen the link on this site to the End the R-word site. It’s something I feel strongly about. I, along with others, want to end the r-word! This is NOT politics. This is about respecting other people. To be clear, we are talking about the words […]
On Sunday Sept 2 I’ll be at Decatur Book Fest in/near Atlanta! I’ll interview Adam Rex on stage about his new book “Are You scared Darth Vader” around noon. At 12:45 I’ll be sharing the staeg with Ebony Glenn and Shonda McCloskey and we’ll talk about our picture books, including […]
SF CharlotteS wrote a prequel chapter about how Murky got the pink shirt! She asked me if Kellen would illustrate it and… he did! And then Harvey commented! And then Tommy commented!! That doesn’t make it canon, though, because there’s more kissing than you’d expect!!! Ps You may need to […]
Morning! This is like one of those behind the scenes DVD extras. If you think those spoil the magic of a movie then don’t read this because I guess they would spoil my book for you! I came across this typed note recently while searching for an old file on […]
UPDATE: Wait a minute! There’s one missing! I didn’t even realize it as first. Can you figure out which book is not there? I can hardly believe it, but ZackB has got 23 of my books! (Unless we are both forgetting one) In fact, I thought I had published 22 […]
Webmaster Sam here! I just noticed that we are getting prettt close to 20,000 posts! Tom is mega excited!!! So keep thise submissions coming in and we’ll see if we can do it!!!
Hey SFs… here’s an early look at a wacky picture book I’ve got coming out next year. (It’s for younger kids, but I hope you’ll take a look at it when it arrives) Stay tuned for more news… I’ve got a LOT of stuff in the works!!!
Hey SFs! Some of you newer folks may not have read Fake Mustache! It may be hard to find in a store, but try your library!!O
SFs… if you get a chance, this game is a blast! Really great cockpit view of the Death Star run. Warning: I played three times and Missed the exhaust port three times. It’s either really hard or I missed some piece of info about firing my photon torpedoes.
If you ever get to NYC or SF, try to get to a Kinokinuya bookstore. They’re amazing! The one in NYC has some of my books in English and some in Japanese. Also, they got some serious origami action!
SFs! I’m really happy to see so many of you making stookiness this summer!!! Lots of great stuff being uploaded! This Luke by FelixSkywalker really caught my eye. Bold colors and lines. Super clean folds. And digging deep into OY history to use the NW base! Better find his post […]
Star Wars author/illustrator Adam Rex and I got to fly the Falcon at SDCC!
SFs! Did you hear the big news from ComicCon? More Clone Wars!! Clone Wars and OY go together like blue milk and cookies! Before any talk of an episode 7, Clone Wars was keeping Star Wars awesome and SFs were folding Clones, Ahsokas, Anakins, Mauls, Ventresses and so much more!! […]
Hey SFs!! I’ve got one more signing in Seattle, then San Diego Comic Con, then two in LA. (See graphic below) Hope a few of you make it to ComicCon!! It’s a crazy place! I’ve got a bunch of stuff happening, including some top secret meetings about future projects! I’ll […]
At our book events, Dan Santat and I take turns drawing pictures… and giving them away. Even though The Princess and The Pit Stop is not about Star Wars, if you come to an event there’s a pretty good chance you’ll take home a Star Wars drawing!
Come on out and see us! Still signing and drawing in all OY books, Mighty Chewbacca, etc!
Get a close look at this awesome artwork by Dan Santat!! Hey SFs! In less than a week, the Princess hits shelves and I hit the road with Dan on the Princess tour!!
AshaTheAwesome lived up to their name!!
SFs!!! This is one of my biggest tours EVER!! I hope to see A LOT of you!! Note: this tour is for a picture book, not OY. But I will be signing and drawing in your OY books. (And you probably know a younger kid who needs a copy of […]
SF Forcegami13 made this stoooky game using Scratch. (You SFs all know and love Scratch right?) Play the game here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/228592374
Someone asked me why I wasn’t allowing positive depictions of trump on this site. Turn on the news today and you’ll see why. This isn’t just politics, thisnis kids your age being held in cages, with no idea when or if they will see their parents again. A group of […]
I’m not sure if Emperor Pickletine helped or hurt sales of astronaut ice cream… but it seems like you can buy it almost anywhere these days!
Hey SFs! You know I’m always happy when people buy my books at local, independent bookstores. But that’s not always possible. (My town doesn’t have one) So keep your eyes peeled next time you’re in Target and you might see a The Mighty Chewbacca in the Bookshelf of Bravery. Maybe […]
Hey SFs! We had a fun book launch in Roanoke! Then a great time in Richmond. Then a HUGE day of school visits and a store sugning in Philly. Then a wild time at Poltics and Prose in DC! And then I met SF DarthZackB and other cool folks in […]
We interrupt Mighty Chewbacca Mania — at least I hope there’s mania — for this bulletin from the Superfolders who run the OYEU site: SuperFolder SF_CJ Visit the OY EU today at www.origamichewbacca.wordpress.com Dear SuperFolders Across the Internet, It’s me, SuperFolder CJ, coming back with a new update on what’s […]
If you want your own, come out and see me in person this summer. On June 2, I start the east coast tour of Va, Penn, MD and Dc. (Check my next post for details) Later this summer I’ll be visiting Texas, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego Comic Con, […]
Webmaster Sam, prepare to housesit because I am going on the road!!!! Roanoke-Richmond-Philly-DC-Baltimore-Charlottesville!! (If you don’t live close enough… stay tuned! I’ll be on the road a lot this summer!) Come out, see the show and get all your OY books signed and doodled in … and be one of […]
You know those scary attack dogs that you glimpse in the beginninf of Solo? Well, Chewie gets more than a glimpse in The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear! A lot more!!! Because of the secrecy around the movie, I wasn’t able to show you the back cover of […]
You know how Chewie talks in the movies… but how would you write it down? Different authors have had different ideas about this. Mine was: spell it like he says it! So this is how Chewie speaks in The Mighty Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear… (The book designer, Leigh […]
SFs!!!! It’s finally happened! Finally I can start sharing some stuff with you, like the full wrap-around cover (by Awesome Andie Tong) above and the opening: I really really really hope you are going to like this book!!!
SFs!!! I had a blast!!! That’s me and my pal Tony Diterlizzi at the sneak preview! The movie has so much stookiness in it, so we have so much folding to do!!! Can’t say much without spoilers… so just go see it!!! (And buy Mighty Chewbacca while you’re out)
Hey, see those dates behind me? May 25-27? Perfect time to read THE MIGHTY CHEWBACCA, amirite?
Hint: Chewie is a clue. The banana is just breakfast. Another hint: I’m going “solo” Final hint: I had to buy Webmaster Sam a LOT of BBQ potato chips to cover this one.
The fourth main character in The Mighty Chewbacca is Goldie, the Tooka Cat. If you don’t know about Tookas, they are sort of cat/lizard critters that live lots of places in the galaxy, including Coruscant’s dark alleys and scary places. (That’s where Goldie is from.) They can be seen in […]
The Mighty Chewbacca is about Chewie, of course. And it’s about Mayv and a wild Tooka cat. Not to mention a Forest of Fear… But it’s also about the awesome Rebel droid K-2SO! And his crate!! (He’s posing as an innocent cargo droid and then gets stuck having to haul […]
In one week, Solo will hit theaters and The Mighty Chewbacca will hit bookshelves! (That will probably break the bookshelves) It’ll be a busy week for me because I am …. going to New York to see a sneak preview of Solo!!! Woo-hooo! (Webmaster Sam has agreed to stay here […]
Murky would eat this no matter what it tastes like!
Hey SFs! Hope you all are ready to see a movie AND read a book!!! If you think you want to read my new StarWars book, The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear, I would REALLLLLY appreciate it if you pre-order it or buy it as soon as you […]
Yes, a real cave not a metaphor cave or even a man cave. Luckily, I had a great guide, a back-up flashlight and a hard hat (I banged my head a lot!) Let me rest up and then I’ll post something origami-ish!
Hey SFs! We’re getting closer and closer to release day for The Mighty Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear! You know Chewie, of course, and probably K-2, the Rebel droid from Rogue One. And you may recognize the Tooka Cat from Clone Wars … or as a relative of the […]
Hey SFs! I am continuing the tradition of posting a new video instructions for this very special day. To celebrate The Mighty Wookiee (coming May 25th) I wanted to make something a little more finger puppet like than the Fortune Wookiee. As I said in the video I’m not exactly […]
Hello Superfolders! First, sorry for the delay getting the Thanos origami up. It posted earlier, but not to the front page. Second, Tom is working on something good for you for May the 4th! Third, please don’t post random Star Wars memes. If you make one yourself that’s hilarious, that’s […]
Hey SFs! I bet we’re going to see a lot of Marvel Origami! And that’s a good thing! (even if the characters are BAD as bad can be!)
Did you SFs see this news! New show means… new origami!!!
Just ONE MONTH until The Mighty Chewbacca comes out on 5/25!! Wow, look at this wild action scene drawn by Andie Tong! This is only part of it, because there is a top secret monster on the other side. (No kidding!) SFs, I packed this book full of Star Wars, […]
With a sneak peek at some of the artwork inside!
Wow, this looks like the real deal!
Hey SFs!!! Here are the cities I’ll be visiting in June for the Mighty Chewbacca book launch tour! Roanoke Va Richmond Va Philadelphia Pa Baltimore Md Washington DC Charlottesville Va Stay tuned for dates and details!
Much like some of the dungeons in old Zelda games, this Origami Link is overly complicated! 😂
Hey SFs! I’ve been thinking about Rocket and Groot : Keep on Truckin’ a lot lately. It came out a year ago and, I have to admit, did not truck all the way to the top of the bestseller list. But it’s still a book I’m really proud of. I […]
Urgent question: why is it national unicorn day?
Hey SFs! If you read only one book about a wild robot this year, of course, I’d be very happy if you chose MIGHTY CHEWBACCA starring K-2SO. But if you’ve got time for more, let me HIGHLY recommend THE WILD ROBOT and its brand new sequel THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES. […]
This is a nice line up of Ep7 characters! I don’t think we’ve featured PurpleDwight1500 before, but if you look through stookiness you’ll see they’ve been busy!
It’s the Season of THE RAT!!! And not just any rat, the rat with a human face!!! I could try to explain all that, but it would be easier if you’d just read the book!
Hey SFs!! My next book, The Mighty Chewbacca, has an entry on Wookieepedia now. Three months from now everybody will run to the movie theater to see Solo, then sprint to the bookstore to buy a book about Han and Chewie’s further adventures! Right? You are going to sprint, right? […]
Hey SFs!! Sam just noticed that we were about to hit 19,000 posts!!! Wow!!! And that’s just on the “new” site. If you count the old site we must be over 20,000! Sure some of them are memes(grrrr) or reposts… but there are so many truly stooky ones out there! […]
K-2 is one of my very favorite new Star Wars characters. In fact, I just wrote a book about an adventure he has with Chewie. But he’s HARD to fold! Cannot figure out how to do it with 1 sheet! This is 4 sheets of paper (but no tape or […]
Howell tells kids he hated the Last Jedi, especially the Porgs. So they fold hundreds of them and hide them all over the classroom. Howell goes nuts!
I enjoy seeing all your submissions and sharing them with Tom! Make sure you are hitting those comments when you see a good one! Since some of you are new here I wanted to review some rules… 1) No faces! We follow strict privacy rules here. Your origami should be […]
Very interesting fold here. Makes a great Minecraft Steve, but could also make a lot of other things. I’m not 100% sure I got the arms right, but I like the result!
Ok, I know January is over — and so is February— but I’m still trying to learn some more of your LEARNUARY submissions. If I haven’t posted yours yet, I’m sorry. Some of them are too hard for me! I’m no expert you know!! Here’s jdubblestuff’s Millenium Falcon. I made […]
This is the kind of book every English teacher should have. Hey why not buy a copy for YOUR English teacher?
SFs!!! You SFs have been making some really stooky stuff! I mean SuperFolder Stookiness has just been AMAZING!!!! I’d be so proud if some of it could be featured in Star Wars Insider magazine!!! Here’s your chance to submit! Please note that she needs to get an email from your […]
Wow!! You guys are watching this, right????
Rebels has given us some incredible moments featuring characters from the movies and Clone Wars… But now as the series hurtles to a climax, the Lothal Rebels themselves are the stars. This is some good Star Wars, SFs!!
Isn’t this artwork awesome? The artist is Andie Tong… he lives in Singapore and I’ve never met him. But I want to so he can sign the cover for me!!!
To read about the other books coming out when Solo his theaters in May, visit starwars.com!
SFs!!!!! I’m so glad to finally get to spill the BIG NEWS! I wrote a Star Wars book! Chewie!! K2!! Tooka cats!! And a brand new character that I got to create: Mayv Trillick! It’s coming very soon! (In May) Find out more about my book and some more Star […]
Stay tuned folks! News is about to hit! It won’t appear here first. But as soon as it’s up, Sam will link to it. Then I’ll be ablw to give you some additional info! Seriously, we haven’t had news this big here since Pickletine was announced back in 2013 or […]
Friends, folders, countrymen… the State of the Pickle is: Disgusting!
Totally top secret right now, but I’ll be able to share the big news in two weeks! How big? Probably the biggest news we’ve had on this site in YEARS! Stay tuned!!!!!! (I can tell you, however, that it is NOT a new OY book.) In the meantime, enjoy this […]
Some very clever tricks by Cammy here! The pleat-to-ear method could be useful for a lot of creatures!
ComicColin’s instrux were awesome! I did all four Turtles! He also video instrux on youtube if you like…
Forcefolder1 has made a super simple Porg… yet it can easily stand up! Nice!! Here’s how it stands:
SF Gryffindorigami made some great Plo Koon instrux here. Sort of a mashup of OY and DP! Looks like it could make a decent Nien Nunb, too!
SF Guillermo kicks off our Learnuary showcase with these nice, clear Inquisitor instrux!
Hey SFs!! A couple comic book artists I admire — The Etherington Brothers— are doing something called Learnuary. They posts tutorials for people like me who want to be better artists. I thought we could do something similar here…. a showcase of instrux! AND I’ll pick some of the best […]
Here it is, the bowl where Kellen wiped out and The Brat yelled “dude, you suck!” I witnessed the whole thing right here at the Blacksburg, Va, skateboard park! And just like in the book, “The Brat” did not appear to be a skater… he was just a brat.
Hey SFs! I’m making a new wallet! Featuring Chewie! I even did the pattern myself with graph paper and a pixel art program.
Lots of characters and creatures to fold! I especially like this pilot! C’ai Threnalli (or something like that)! Anybody you guys are excited to fold? (Answer by actually folding and submitting! 😃)
First, the bad news: there will not be a new OY book in 2018. Maybe someday, folks… Now… the other bad news: I have not been given permission to twll you about the two big projects that will come out! But here are hints: Big book: About 2 characters you […]
I visited my Great Aunt over the holidays. She is 101 years old. Even she has Star Wars stuff!
Forcegami 13 (above) took Yoda and Guillermo (below) and SuperSean20(below below) took Kylo Ren! Only got a few submissions, but I’m guessing more than three of you went to the movie! Hope you liked it as much as I did!
My friend Joseph Wu folded this incredible Porg and was nice enough to let me share it here. Wow!!! Note: no instrux… this is a work of art!
Hey SFs! I don’t know about you but I am planning to take my BBPlate with me when I go to see the Last Jedi and take a photo of it with the movie poster. If you guys will also take your origami to the theater and take a photo […]
Half the internet is making Star Wars snowflakes … and the other half needs to get busy! You can find instrux for various Star Wars characters via google, but this is the only place (I assume)to get a template for a Gizmo flake!
Hey SFs… If you celebrate Christmas you might like to check out this show which was my favorite Christmas special when I was a kid. It’s not too preachy and it’s got three awesome aliens and their robot(?)!!!
Dwight is not exactly me and O’m not exactly Dwight… but we understand each other. So, I can tell you that Dwight loves these chips and will love them forever even though they are probably for a limited time only. Personally, I tried them and wasn’t all that excited. And […]
The used book website Abebooks.com can make your dream come true for cheeep!
I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world and, in a way, you guys are my bosses. You can fire me by not reading my books anymore! I’m really thankful that you’re still reading, folding and submitting! We are about to hit post number 18,000!!!! And that doesn’t […]
Of course, you can use any origami fox pattern to make your own… but this one uses Ye Old EZ Yoda base.
A friend sent me this book from Japan. Some pretty hardcore origami in here, but the author does some amazing stuff! Of course, I saw the potential to make a stormtrooper, but didn’t have the skills to make a proper one. But I sort of like this little guy I […]
Hey SFs! You guys ever seen books by Ed Emberley? He’s a genius at helping people learn to draw by breaking things down into simple shapes. A lot of people have learned to drive all this way and Donna want to become professional illustrators, like myself and my wife Cece […]
Office-cleaning time! So much crazy old stuff, including this sheet where I was trying to learn how to draw Rocket. As bad as the drawing in the books are, you might think I got it on the first try. Nope. And i didn’t get it on any of these tries […]
A young Star Wars fan with cancer wants cards and letters? I bet he’d like to get some origami in those letters! (Star Wars and/or penguins) Here’s the address: Jacob Thompson c/o Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall Street Portland, ME 04102 USA
I guess jdubblesftuff2 as FoldAMort was so scary no one else wanted to be in the halloween showcase…
Fold it big! Put it on! Get candy! Take photo! Submit with “halloween 2017” in subject!
Just found out that Rocket lives across the street from me. This picture was taken with my trail cam which was tied to a tree. Hey, maybe that was Groot! Note from Webmaster Sam: Tom, that Groot joke was terrible! You’re losing it.
Found this on my hard drive… Good times!
Hey SFs! You’re already working on your origami costumes, right? Right! Pretty good chance I’m going as an Origami Porg! Basically all you have to do is fold BIG! And of course, don’t cut the eye holes while you’re wearing it! Bad idea! Tell your parents it’ll save a ton […]
You knew they were coming and here they are… With instructions! (Big tip of the hat to SF Guillermo and JediFolder2004 who both made their own Porgs before me using a different technique) 2. Fold bottom up, but leave room for the eyes.
New characters to fold coming soon! Also a movie.
So, when SF PrincessElla folded Yodas for one hour for our charity event, her result was … 303! That is a LOT of Yodas in 1 hour! Can her record be broken?
Hey SFs!! This book has 40 chapters and #40 is mine! There are some amazing stories in here!!! (Mine is pretty silly!) Plus… It’s for a great cause!
Great folding, SFs!!!! You actually blasted past the goal! The Yodas have been folded and the donations have been made!! $250 each to 4 groups that are helping in Puerto Rico, Mexico City, Florida and other places! Thank you JC, Cammy, Guillermo, Forceigami13, PrincessElla, Sadiegami,QuigonJack, JJ Fold, JJTheFolder, SunniSkies, FolderFisto1, […]
Four teenagers at a Boston-area library folded 171 Yodas… Putting us just 78 Yodas short of the goal! The next entry could put us over the top! When we hit the goal, you SFs will have raised $1000 for hurricane relief!
SFs! Since several SFs have gotten busy and folded over 250 Origami Yodas, the first $250 donation has been made! OrigamiYoda.com backed the One America Appeal with this donation. But this is just the start! If you SFs keep folding we could go all the way to $1000 to help […]
See post below to be a part of this! Huge thanks to SF Cammy(above), SF JJFold and SF Guillermo(below)!!!
Ok SFs! Here’s the challenge: If you SFs can team up to Fold 1000 Origami Yodas, origamiyoda.com will donate $1,000 to hurricane relief efforts! UPDATE: Above are the first 42, just sent in by SF JJFold! Only 958 to go!!! Here’s how it works: 1) set a timer for one […]
Hey SFs!! ALERT– We just found an alt-right image on the site. Unclear whether it was posted by a Superfolder(I hope not) or a hacker. This site is under constant attack by hackers and they may have gotten through. If you see any sort of alt-right (racist, sexist, homophobic, white […]
Hey Sfs! Above is the the HarveyRelief MegaDoodle as requested by donors we have Pikachu and Rey and they’re playing a video game and the game is: “Super Smoosh Weirdos– Giant Mountain vs. Bossk with Tom vs. Darth Vader.” If your request is missing, drop Sam another submission with HARVEY […]
Worried about the SFs (and others) in the path of Irma. I’ve met so many awesome kids in Florida and the Cayman Islands in book tours… We’re all hoping you get through this and we’ll be holding another fundraiser soon!
Hello SFs! Two ways we’re going to use the Force AND the Folds AND a MegaDoodle to raise money to help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. (You’re probably going to need an adult’s help to complete the donation process online) First: an auction to win an origami puppet made by me […]
SFs, these floods in Texas are frightening and the damage they’ll leave behind will be heartbreaking. Houston-area SFs won’t be checking this site for a long time — they’ll be dealing with much more important things — but we can keep them in our thoughts right now and see how […]
If Dwight knew these were for sale at the Dollar store, he might actually eat one. Or many. Ps I bought this to photograph but did NOT eat it! Gross! Of course, while I was at the Dollar store I bought some Star Wars cards!
SF K2SOrigami made an origami HF Happytooth from Rocket and Groot books 1 and (spoiler alert) 2! I’m super proud of this character and am so happy someone immortalized him in origami!
EmperorPickletine10 has created a masterpiece! Count Orlok from the b&w horror movie Nosferatu. If you’ll excuse me, i’m going to go hide somewhere.
Even better than I remembered! I just wish K-2SO was easier to fold! He makes a great Lego droid though! (Not a commercial! I just think it’s a great set!)
Hey SFs! Meet Polly. She’s a stray cat who showed up at our house about to have kittens! Now she and the kittens have taken over my office.
Have you SFs seen this? It’s put out by my publisher, but I didn’t have anything to do with it … Other than buying myself a copy!!
Hey SFs! I just got back from Brickfest and Washington DC. It was awesome and as you can imagine there was a lot of Star Wars stuff on display. One of the highlights was this incredible gigantic version of the medical forget from the end of Empire strikes back and […]
If you watch Rebels, maybe you love Loth-Cats as much as I do! They’re easy to make! Start with a 5-fold Yoda. Bend the ears up. Find a flap to make a tail, then fold the bottom back so they can stand up! Mrowr!!!
I usually try not to feature the same person twice, but…. SF Jishua has hit 100 Ewoks! All different, all awesome! Most impressive!!
Hey SFs!!! I’m really excited today because for the first time in a long time, I was actually typing words for a book! Yes, I dragged out my PC (above) and fired up the word processor. And then I had to see if I remembered how to write. (Note: despite […]
This was just announced by Lucasfilm. Coming soon!
Yes, Harvey, there is a Johnny Appleseed! Ps: this only makes sense if you’ve read Pickletine.
Hey SFs!! You may have heard about this book before, but you may not have seen this beautiful cover yet! The book is NOT out yet! But it is available to pre-order. I’m so happy to have written one of the 40 stories for this book! A real honor to […]
Hey SFs! Look at this picture! Can you find me? Recognize any other authors? Answers are below… We all got together for a book called “Our Story Begins” and shared some of the stuff we wrote when we were your age. Mine may be the worst of all of them!!! […]
The Muppets Take Manhattan! (awesome origami by JediWookieeDude) My publisher has just moved to BROADWAY! (A long way from Times Square, actually much closer to the Freedom Tower) Anyway: If you’re planning to write me a letter do NOT use the address found in the books! Use this one: Tom […]
Hey SFs!!! Turns out we missed a bunch of your Videogame submissions! Including OrigamiWookiee16’s Mario, above! Why? Because if it was labeled “video game” instead of “videogame” it didn’t turn up in Sam’s search results. The good news is… he found them AND they’re awesome!
Hey SFs! Hard to believe, but it’s the 5th anniversary of the OY Expanded Universe! Head on over and join the Superfolder Celebration!
Things are getting back to normal here, but we’ve still got one big technical problem. Until then I’m updating the site with my phone while Webmaster Sam crawls around in the sub-basement splicing wires. Stookiness is running, so don’t miss out on the latest SF creations and don’t stop submitting. […]
When SF Jishua started posted Daily Ewoks, I thought they were awesome, but didn’t expect more than a week’s worth. But they just keep coming! There are now more than 50! If Jishua hits 100, he’ll be a shoo in for a seat on the Jedi Council of SuperFolders! Up […]
Hey SFs!!! Great folding! It was really fun seeing what videogames you youngsters picked! I was glad that LobsterBisque folded one of my absolute favorites: Donkey Kong Country! I was seriously hooked on those games back in the day! Webmaster Sam, of course, is a Pokemon maniac. In fact, he […]
The awesome picture above (made by SF OYITLeaderJake) is exactly the opposite of what you should do for this showcase! Don’t put Origami into a Videogame; put a Videogame in your Origami! Fold any character from any game. Submit it with “videogame” in the title. And do it FAST!!! The […]
Hey SFs!!!! I am back from my trip to Ireland and England! Met a TON of cool kids over there that dig Rocket and Groot! I also saw, but did not meet, Warwick Davis at London ComicCon!!!! Then on the flight home, I played Legend of Zelda for about 6 […]
Hey SFs! I’ve been really into retro videogames lately: Mario, Donkey Kong Country, Zelda, etc… So I thought it would be fun to make that the next Showcase! Fold anybody from any game you want and submit it with “videogame” in the title by June 3. Have fun!
Have you guys seen these bags of Doritos featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy? I would have been glad to let them use the gag from Rocket and Groot 1: “Guardians of the Nacho Cheez” … in return for a lifetime supply of chips for Webmaster Sam! (No, that would […]
If you only read one Guardians of the Galaxy book this year… you know which one to pick! (Or go ahead and read all three, I ain’t stopping you!)
Hey SFs… especially SFs in the UK! I’m headed your way! I’ll be doing school visits in Ireland and England, then heading for MCM Comic Con in London!!! It would be so cool to meet SuperFolders from the UK! By the way… as with most of my trips, Webmaster Sam […]
That’s Origami Dave Filoni up there by YodaGetty! Filoni’s two shows, Clone Wars and Rebels, have really kept us all inspired for years… and this showcase is to say thanks! (Of course, there are hundreds more examples already posted on the site!) SFs, I have to say that I think […]
Hey SFs!!! It’s Star Wars day! Sam is working on the Showcase and it should be up soon. Here’s what I’ve been working on: Instructions for folding Origami Hera! Have fun!
SFs! This year’s MayThe4th Showcase is a tribute to Dave Filoni, creative powerhouse behind both Clone Wars and Rebels. So fold any character from either of those shows and SUBMIT it! Soon!!! (Make sure your submission has “may the 4th showcase” in the title!) NickTheJedi’s fantastic origami version of Fives, […]
Hey SFs! May the 4th is coming up soon! I’ve made video instructions for a new character, but the big event that day will be an Origami Showcase featuring YOUR artwork! The theme of this showcase: A Tribute to Dave Filoni! Filoni is the guy behind both The Clone Wars […]
Hey SFs! Yesterday I filmed these instructions for Origami Spock AND for this year’s May the 4th Star Wars Day Character… who will it be? Here’s a hint: you can see part of him/her in the photo! Stay tuned! And fold Spock while you’re waiting…
Hey SFs! Here’s a blast from the past! Some of you were still in diapers when my first book came out on (I think) April 10, 2007. The book was called The Qwikpick Adventure Society and the author’s name was Sam Riddleburger. (That was just me, of course.(No relation to […]
SF Seth came to see me on tour and brought me this excellente Rocket!!
Have you ever wondered why there’s acdrawing in Jabba of Nick the Interrupting Cheeto? Well, I was on a book tour and a cool kid named Nick somehow convinced me to add it to the book. (Stuff like that used to happen during the wild and wooly days of writing […]
Hey SFs!!! I’m right in the middle of the Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin Tour! I’ve done New York and Houston. I’m on my way to St Louis, SF and LA! That squashed photo at the bottom Is me visiting Marvel for an interview. (I’m holding my first Marvel […]
This is so cool that I’m giving EliFolder and A+ even though he used the worst picture of me on the internet!
Today’s the BIG day! Rocket and Groot 2: Keep on Truckin’ is now ready for you to read. But are YOU ready for it? It’s absolutely crazy! Rocket, Groot and Veronica land on a planet where all the cars are self-driving cars… that have gone insane!!! Thousands of vehicles — […]
Hey SFs… I was cleaning up a bit the other day and found some stuff I thought you might be interested in. Up top is the eraser used for Art2D2! Here is a scratch-n-sniff pickle-scented sticker of Emperor Pickletine. And this page of scribbles appears to be notes for Jabba […]
Some people tell me they’ve read all my books… but not many have seen this one from the golden age of Big 18-Wheel Trucks and CB Radio! Of course, this is just an April Fool’s Joke… I created these fake pages for Rocket and Groot 2: Keep on Truckin’! But […]
HEY SFs!!! I am so excited about KEEP ON TRUCKIN! coming out AND about having a chance to tour the country coast-to-coast and meet as many of you as possible!!!!!! As always, when I’m on tour Webmaster Sam will be house-sitting, dog-sitting, eating my snacks and probably not updating the […]
SFs…. I took a little Spring Break recently and visited some vending machines*. Take a look at the pictures. Do you know what famous event happened here at the “Prairie Outpost?” *I guess they got rid of the machine that sold snacks…
Hey SFs! Sorry for not posting for a bit there, I was at the Virginia book festival with my friend and fellow Disney author, John Claude Bemis. John is a lot of fun and has a huge imagination. His book Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince is sort of like […]
Hey SFs!!! IF you feel like it, you can go vote for Fuzzy by clicking this link. Or you can click that link and vote for a different book. I hope some of you have read Fuzzy. It’s a little different, so you may want to skim the first chapter […]
Spotted Zelda and Link by JJ The Folder in the Stookiness and wanted to make sure everyone saw them!
Holy Frittatas!!!!! Can you believe we’ve hit 16k?!??!?!!!! That is a LOT of origami! (Okay, so we know some of the 16k are memes (grrrr) and duplicate posts (ahem) but still!) To test out the awesome depth of the Stookiness Vault, go over to the search box and type just […]
Rumor had it that Clone Wars was going off NetFlix. But now it looks like it’s staying! For some of you younger folks, it will be hard to understand how important Clone Wars was, especially to OrigamiYoda..com and the Origami Yoda series. At a time when there were no new […]
No, seriously, LOOK OUT! They’re terrible drivers!!!
It’s about time! – Webmaster Sam SLYarch: I was wondering if I could do something like this? TOM: You just did! Oh, you mean write a whole book? YES, go for it! Guillermo: Well, i mean, its really cool if they are getting Rocket and Groot 2 in cartoon texture, […]
Just received this shot from the translator! It’s been excited to see Origami Yoda published in different countries, but, for obvious reasons, Japan is particularly exciting! I wish I could go on a book tour there and invite Kawahata to an event and have everyone give him a standing ovation!
Stéphane Gigandet at origami.plus tweeted me about a new Yoda… it’s awesome! I haven’t tried to fold one, but if you want to make one, the video instructions are here.
Hey SFs! Check out the covers for Rocket and Groot 1 & 2! Marvel artists took my drawings and transmorphified them into there cartoon-tastic covers! Also, you’ll notice that the covers say Guardians of the Galaxy now, so that fans of the movies will grab them up. (We hope!) You […]
Hey SFs!!! I’m back with more minidoodles where I draw whatever crazy stuff you guys think up! I decided to do some of them as VS doodles, where two of your ideas battle it out! But first, here’s a request for a dragon done as a VERY VERY VERY MINI […]
Hey SFs! Print and give the Rocket Raccoon Valentine above to let people know your true feelings! here are some other options…
Congratulations, DZB! I hope this task was enlightening!
Hey SFs! Here are 3 more of your requests… with a bit of color. I forgot to write the titles on them, so…. can you figure out which is which? (I hope so, or else I’m even worse than I thought.) A) Dipper and Bill Cypher fighting with lightsabers. B) […]
Hey Sfs! One of the doodle requests was for Mabel knitting a sweater. I drew it once and it looked like this: I thought that was ok, but sometimes I feel like I do better when I go FASTER, like in the old days when we were doing LIVE MegaDoodles. […]
SFs… Wow, your ideas are INSANE!!!!!! I love them! Instead of trying to cram a bunch into one picture, I think I’m going to draw a bunch individually. Here’s the first batch! Here are the other ideas submitted. If you see one you REALLY want me to draw. Go vote […]
Dear SFs… A lot of people have asked me to continue the story of Origami Yoda. Maybe I will someday. Right now I just want you to imagine this chapter: Murky’s mom returns to her home country because her father is sick. When she tries to come back into the […]
Hey SFs! That thing up there is a MegaDoodle, the sort of thing we used to do on this site when commenting was allowed. I miss the Megadoodle! So, let’s make a new one! We’re going to use a poll form to avoid the commenting problems. If you’ve never been […]
Hey SFs! If you haven’t heard…. the title for 8 has been announced! Exciting news! But very cryptic! As some people have pointed out, we don’t know if Jedi is singular or plural here! As for me, I was busy trying to think of the book title I could make […]
HEY SFS…. Here’s the news: 1) Stookiness continues to be really stooky! Make sure you’re checking it to see what the other SFs are doing! For example, check out this Cover Yoda by Francis 64: 2) Inspector Flytrap 3 has launched. I made the silly poster for it above based […]
There it is, folks. The big stack! That’s what I’ve accomplished so far. Has anyone read all of them? Can anyone even name all of them? A few notes: Crankee Doodle is missing from the picture. The bottom “book” doesn’t count since it’s blank origami paper. Useful for folding stuff, […]
Wow, this post in Stookiness really caught my eye! Great origami and with a nice background! Well done, SF JJ Banyan! PS He’s got another one up of Wicket meeting Leia. Check it out….
HEY SFs! Really proud of this book, the grand finale to the Inspector Flytrap series. Cece just hit a grandslam with the artwork here. Wow, she’s good! And I was pleased with how the whole story wrapped up nicely, completing the story begun in books 1 and 2. Plus: EPIC […]
Hey SFs! Welcome to 2017! The good news: You guys are amazing and keep posting amazing stuff! Like that Grievous up top by SF PaperLuigi. Wow! And now that the wait time is reduced, everybody else will get to see your great stuff on the STOOKINESS pages about a week […]
SFs… We are all mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Princess Leia has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. She was an antidote to the helpless heroines in way too many other movies. Leia, like so many […]
No matter what your religion, country, creed, leaf-type or planet of origin, this is that special time of year when we can all join hands(or branches) and say “I am Groot” and really mean it!
Hey, SFs, want to put something weird on the tree? Print out this template, cut out the square and fold a water bomb…. it’s an almost istant tree ornament featuring Donny and Marie Osmond! You can listen to them sing while you make it…
So when I was a kid — a long time ago in a TV room far far away — I just happened to see this far out Christmas show called Cosmic Christmas one year. And I never forgot it, even though I don’t think I ever saw it again… until […]
SFs, Mr. Schell’s class checks in every year about this time! These second graders are awesome! AND, as you can see, he’s clearly a double-awesome teacher!
Hey SFs! I’ve finally made decent video instructions for a Santa puppet! Hope you try it!
The petition seems to be working! There’s a new trailer for The School Awakens from the OYEU gang! The Evil Jawa tells me they’re going to try to finish the film before the end of the school year…. when JC graduates HIGH SCHOOL and is lost to …. the GROWN-UP […]
Some people are satisfied with a new Star Wars movie coming out this year. But others dreamed of something more… The Triumphant Return and Epic Finale of Origami Yoda: The Series. The SFs who made this movie are now high schoolers and have got all sorts of projects going, but […]
What more can I say? SF Isabella needs to fold an origami mic so she can drop it!
The SFs came through with MORE awesome posters and even a comic! The one above is by SF Origamaster! If you want to make one, too, just submit it with the word SHOWCASE in the title!
See if you can follow this: A SF called Origami Dipper Pines made an Origami Dipper Pines. And it’s awesome! He also made Mabel, as you can see. And check out his stooky BBPLATE below!
Above: By Obi John Kenobi SFs! I’m so proud of you! These posters are great! I hope many more of you will make your own, too. I think the posters can do other people good, but I also think you will feel good making your own. I know I did! […]
SFs, you have probably heard the terrible news that because of the election, a few (but TOO MANY) students are bullying other students who are minorities. They are chanting “Build the Wall,” “Heil Hitler” and other stupid things. They are saying and scrawling stupid things, too. And they are hurting […]
Hello SFs, as you know, I have tried to keep politics off this site. But the whole world just changed and there’s something I’d like to say about it. It’s not as nice as it was before. Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about Trump’s ability to be president […]
Hey SFs! Hope you had a great Halloween! From the looks of these costumes, some of you really rocked it! Hey look, there’s me and Cece as Ookla and Thundarr the Barbarian!
Hey SFs! If you have made your costume but haven’t submitted it yet: stop reading and submit it (with the word Halloween in the title) If you haven’t made a costume… here’s an idea for a really fast fix: BAGAGAMI! Get a paper bag. Get a character. I picked: Ookla […]
SFs, STOOKINESS is not only FRESHER than ever, it’s also Fizzpopping right now! Sam is posting brand new origami about twice a week, so make sure you keep an eye on it. Otherwise, you might miss stuff like Danzilla’s Rocket Raccoon, above! IMPORTANT: Don’t forget that Sam is going to […]
Our next showcase will be for Halloween Costumes and Pumpkins! Anything even vaguely connected to Star Wars, Rocket and Groot, Inspector Flytrap, etc… counts! Don’t ask, just make it, photo it and send it in!!!!! (Make sure the TITLE has the word HALLOWEEN in it!) Folding your own costume is […]
I’ve written a LOT of books! Seven of them are about Origami Yoda (and friends), but there are lots more and I hope you’ll give them a try. I’ve grouped them by AGE RANGE here, but I hope you won’t ever think you’re too old to have fun with Flytrap […]
Hey SFs! So much great stuff in the latest batch of SuperFolder Stookiness posts, including this awesome Han Foldo by SF Guaton! (Great folding AND great photo! These finger puppets often look best when actually on your finger, especially in good lighting!) Keep ’em coming! Trying to get Sam to […]
I’m so excited about Halloween coming up!!! I love seeing what you guys come up with! Like JJTheFolder who made the amazing Cad Bane costume above! See? Totally stookiness! In case you don’t have Art2D2, here are Kellen’s instrux for folding a costume… go for it! Don’t submit them just […]
Wow, SFs, if you go to SF Stookiness right now, you will see awesome origami that was submitted as recently as YESTERDAY! Not 2 weeks ago, not two months ago, YESTERDAY!!! I am loving this new system!!! Webmaster Sam is a bit grouchy about it and is, of course, asking […]
WHEW!!! That was wild! I am so glad we did it! All that origami!! Just incredible. If you haven’t been following Stooktember, click on SuperFolder Stookiness and just keep clicking and scrolling and check out the HUNDREDS of new posts! One of my favorites is the ONE PIECE Van Jahnke […]
This has been a wild ride!!! Looking at 100 (or so) pictures of Star Wars origami everyday has been a ton of fun for me and Sam! Especially when a single photo has 100 origami figures in it, like OrigamiRJs pic above! SO, click on SUPERFOLDER STOOKINESS and scroll and […]
WOW! Posting 100 (or so) posts a day means that Sam and I are seeing an insane amount of Stookiness every day!!!! So much greatness!!! I am so amazed by you SFs!!!!! If you’re not keeping up with STOOKTEMBER, then you are missing stuff like Creepster567’s Cantina Hammerhead! (Now know […]
Hey SFs! I hope you are enjoying this, I know I am!!! 100 (or so) new posts EVERY DAY during Stooktember… like this fantastic cover Yoda from SF SonOfDarthPaper! Even though the Origami is being posted at LIGHTSPEED it will still be searchable using the search box in the future. […]
IT’S finally happening! Stooktember means 100+ posts every day… unless Webmaster Sam is trapped in the toilet (again) or something! The plan here is to UPLOAD the whole enormous backlog of STOOKINESS posts and then start over! Hopefully, the result will be the chance to send in your origami and […]
Hey Sfs! I’m back from the FUZZY AND FLYTRAP tour! Starting at the top, left photo, you can see that I: *Ran into another person who makes his living with a Yoda puppet! *Saw the Spanish versions of the books in a store for the first time in Florida! *Taught […]
Hey SFs! Webmaster Sam has started eating my chips… that can only mean one thing. It’s time for me to go on a booktour, while Webmaster Sam housesits, eats chips and hopefully updates the Website! If you’re in Florida or Georgia, I’d love for you to come to one of […]
The Halloween Costume Showcase is one of my favorite things we do around here! Basically, you just fold something REALLY BIG and put it on! Here’s how 8BB describes his ChewBAGga costume, above: Chewbagga is really special to me. The way you make him is to get a cardboard bag, […]
I love that Rogue One is going to have an Imperial Astromech that looks just like R2! To fold him, just start with black paper and use your favorite R2 folding pattern. Maybe this one from the book, Art2-D2: (PS: The book also has some black paper in it!)
FUZZY is out NOW!!!! I’m very happy that Fuzzy received a Starred Review from Kirkus! And we’ve had some nice reviews from other places, too! This is my newest book and one that I am really excited about. I wrote it with a science fiction author named, Paul Dellinger, and […]
SuperFolder Emperorewok asked: I read all 3 of the Qwikpick papers series but now I need to know if they are real. Did you actually find papers written by the characters? Is this partly a true story and you just added more detail? Please answer! I can’t rest until I […]
Hey SFs… The museum exhibit turned out to be pretty hard to photograph, so I never posted about it. So, when the box of origami came back to me, I thought I’d make a video of me going through it. You’ll Cover Yoda, Emperor Pickletine (with mummified pickle), Art2d2 and […]
SFs, you’ve probably heard by now that Kenny Baker just passed away. Not only was he Artoo-Detoo, he was also Fidgit in another of my favorite movies, Time Bandits. SF Isabella made this incredible kirigami version of an Art2d2 with removable dome and Kenny inside. It’s basically a paper version […]
Hello SFs, this is Webmaster Sam. This is a longish post, but if you are interested in the future of this site, please read it all. As you know, there is a two month OR MORE wait to get your submissions posted on SF Stookiness. Tom and I were talking […]
Hey SFs!!! I’m excited to tell you about these new books that I wrote and Cece Bell illustrated (and made cool comics for). Inspector Flytrap is a plant who wants to be the World’s Greatest Detective. His assistant Nina pushes him around on a skateboard so he can solve crimes. […]
SF KatieFromIreland folded an origami El Deafo and… just look at how clever it is! I wish I’d thought of making one this way!!
First of all… how cool is this Origami Rocket by SF Banthamot? (Answer: Monsterly Cool times 3.14) Thank you to EVERYONE who has read Rocket and Groot Stranded on Planet Stripmall!!! It looks like it’s going to be coming out in FRENCH! Meanwhile, I’ve finished writing and illustrating book 2 […]
Hey SFs… You may or may not know that in addition to Star Wars and origami, I also like stuff like good old fashioned monsters. Recently, I decided to draw all the monsters from the old Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual. It’s around 300 monsters! (Note: The manual lists many […]
Sorry for the VERY obvious Who You Gonna Fold pun, but … The new Ghostbusters movie may not be appropriate for all of you SFs… but when you’re old enough you’ll find lots of funny stuff and some pretty awesome action! It’s hard to believe some internet trolls didn’t think […]
Hey SFs…. Some of you may have seen my book Fake Mustache which is about a kid with a Fake Mustache trying to become president …. and take over the world! MWA HA HA! 8 years ago, the books was inspired by two main things: 1. Glenn’s Fair Price Store […]
Howdy SFs… SlyArch has been busy!!! He tells me he completed the 1,000 Yoda challenge, but the pictures are of what he’s been doing SINCE then! Some of these use what he calls the SlyArch Base. I haven’t quite got it figured out yet, but his results speak for themselves… […]
SFs… Our country is going through a rough time and it’s hard for me to know what to say. But I have to say something. We have a rule to keep politics off of this site, but this shouldn’t be political. Three words — Black Lives Matter — that are […]
HI SFs! No, I’m not really a professor, but right now I’m a “writer in residence” at Hollins University. This means I stay on campus, give a couple of “lectures,” and most importantly meet with students about the books they are writing. The museum exhibit I’ve mentioned before is also […]
First of all, SF abadfoldingaboutthis has a great name! Second of all, just check out these stooky WAMPA instrux!
I’m just back from the Ann Arbor Comics Arts Fest — which was a lot of fun! I held a workshop that was half drawing crazy Rocket and Groot pictures and half folding Star Wars origami. Hopefully there is a picture up top of me holding a big handful of […]
SF ReturnOfTheCheeto1 inspired this post with his wacky mashup of Veronica the Tape Dispenser and Gizmo the Annoying Singing Calculator! So then I went looking for some other mashups and found these by CJ and PsychoFolder! Stooky!
I can’t read Japanese, but I think I know what this squirrel is saying… And I can take a guess at DODO and NO DODO:
It looks like my favorite movie-makers are at it again! If you haven’t seen Origami Yoda: The Series before …. Back in the days when OrigamiYoda.com allowed comments, these SuperFolders got together and started making videos over the internet. They would film their parts, email them in and edit them […]
Hey SFs! I have been crazy busy working on Rocket and Groot 2. I’ve also had some fun digging deep into my origami stashes to put together pieces for an exhibit that Cece and I will be part of later this summer at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. You can […]
Great drawing of Rocket here, but look close and you’ll see that Ryan864 has his own Veronica, the Super-Intelligent Tape Dispenser! STOOKY!!! Speaking of Rocket and Groot… you guys found the big OY Easter Egg in there?
Hey SFs! A new SuperFolder, SF TendauBendon3, has made a new design that really impressed me! And then he sent in instructions! I’ll let the SF tell you about it: Hello i just joined my name is tendaubendon3 Tendau Bendon is a male Ithorian senater. He supported chancellor Valorum. A […]
This is our first ever Surprise Showcase! Since we have a too big waiting list (two months) I asked Webmaster Sam to find as many troopers as he could for a surprise showcase! So, from Clones to First Orders… here are some STOOKY Stormtroopers. (No snottroopers, tho)
Wow! Very ROCKETY!!! Thanks for helping me celebrate my new book by drawing Rocket! Hopefully my boss at Marvel/Disney won’t see this, since most of you draw better than I do… And the winner- chosen randomly – is STOOKYWAFFLES! And Eggman, since I used yours as the featured image, you’ll […]
Hey SFs!!! A lot of folks online are doing this grid thing called ArtVsArtist, so I thought I’d try it to. You guys know all these characters, right? Except maybe not my old comic book character, Sawfish Larry. Here’s some news: 1) I just got back from an event at […]
You must follow these cool instrux by SF Cammy! MUST!!!!
At last! The origami battle we’ve all been waiting for! Kylogami Ren vs. Origami Rey!!!! Make Rey, then make Kylo… and recreate that wild battle on Starkiller Base! Or click the How To Fold button on the right to find instructions for many more characters. Use the search box to […]
It’s always sad when a SuperFolder disappears from the site. Some make a big exit…. some just stop coming. To me it can be like losing a friend. So it’s GREAT when a missing SF comes back! That’s why I was so happy to see SF BraceFace again! (He’s Creepy_Pasta […]
The tradition around here is to release instructions for a new character for May the Fourth. This year, it’ll be Rey. Rey is such an amazing character and I think we are going to find her even more amazing in the next movie! And, since we’ve already got Kylo-gami Ren […]
Hey SFs!!! It’s hard to believe we ever got this far… but Qwikpick 3 is out today. My Qwikpick series has never been as popular as Origami Yoda. (Not even close.) Qwikpick is the underdog. Which fits because it’s a book about kids who are underdogs. But they’ve got a […]
HEY SFs!!!!! Just got back from the Rocket and Groot book tour and I’ve got a lot to tell you guys: 1) Rocket and Groot is out there and I hope you guys are enjoying it. If you see it in a store, at least pick it up so you […]
Wow, I still can’t believe this exists! A real TV commercial for my Rocket and Groot book, featuring not only Rocket and Groot, but my own character, Veronica the Tape Dispenser. (And Debbie Don’s Dance Dojo which was an Easter Egg for you Fortune Wookiee readers!!!!) By the way, we […]
Hey SFs! This is actually two small tours and I’m in the middle of the first right now and headed to Richmond Va tomorrow. These are some pics from along the way… Above is the real Mr Hutchinson!! Here’s a great Cover Yoda! I opened it up and it seemed […]
Howdy SFs! The Rocket and Groot tour is going to go through North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland/Wash. DC. Wish I could go everywhere, but I can’t! So I hope a bunch of you will be able to make it to one of these shows: Thursday, March 24th – Flyleaf […]
This post got my attention because of the nice drawing of Kellen. Then I tried folding the Luke Skyfolder…. it’s really good! (I got a little lost around step 8, but it all worked out…)
Hey SFs! Man am I excited about having a commercial on TV for my new book!!! It’s crazy!!!!! BUt I haven’t actually seen it on TV yet. (I don’t have cable tv) If any of you see it, take a photo of it on your tv and submit it! The […]
SFs!!! You always rise to the challenge! This showcase is AMAZING!!! That’s LukeSkyFolder18 above! And lots more stookiness below! -Tom Note from Sam: Sorry, Condude4545, your photo wouldn’t straighten out.
MY new book is out! Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall! Rocket and Groot (and Veronica the superintelligent tape dispenser) have crashlanded in a bookstore or library near you!!! And I’ve made a video to teach you how to fold your own Rocket Raccoon!! But remember, this book […]
Sad news today, Superfolders. Tony Dyson has passed away. Dyson, along with Ralph McQuarrie, of course, created R2D2. Here’s a picture of him with Art2D2, along with what I’m pretty sure is my first — OF MANY — R2.
Make a SCENE! Any scene! (Like SF JPANDA did with BB8 and Rey!) Submit it SOON with the word SCENE in the title! (MUST!) Sam will put it in the showcase!
Kylo Ren in the snow, by SF LukeSkyfolder1 Hey SFs!!! SF Psychofolder suggested a showcase where you make a whole origami SCENE!!! Let’s do it!! Make a scene from ANY movie. And I mean any Star Wars movie or ANY other movie you’re excited about. Your scene doesn’t need to […]
Got a crush on someone else who’s read Origami Yoda? This twist card will be perfect! Or how about someone who likes Rocket Raccoon? Give them this card now and the book next month: Fake Mustache fan? Try this: Maybe, they like the Qwikpick series? How about a Rat (with […]
If you (or your parents) are on Twitter, you can do this so easily and a kid who doesn’t have great access to books will get a free one from Disney, thru FirstBook.org. Take a picture of a book or a bunch of books or a whole shelf of books… […]
I just wanted to tell you SFs how much I LOVE SuperFolder Stookiness!* It seems like we’ve been seeing some really amazing stuff there lately! I look at every post — although I sometimes skim past the ones that are just some random picture off the internet. But it makes […]
SF Leroy Ketchup has made a startling discovery…. Could this be the REAL thing?? Ive seen videos from this company on Youtube before… but this is an older video. From the days before YouTube! And heres a close-up of the song/video list: What do you think? Is it the REAL […]
I don’t have my hands on the actual book yet, but my editor sent me this photo. It’s for real! More than a comic book! More than a novel! More than a movie! More than an office supply catalog! It’s like nothing the galaxy has ever seen! But the galaxy […]
https://www.humblebundle.com/books Yes, SFs! This is legit! You can get Origami Yoda as an eBook for ANY AMOUNT you want to donate to charity! You can get the other novels by donating at certain amounts. I get nothing out of this, but I’m 100% behind it because Doctors without Borders is […]
Hey SFs!!! I hope you had a great 2015 and will have an even better 2016! I’ve got some news for you about the future of the Origami Yoda books, other books, this site and even… the possible return of the TalkZone! But that will be in a separate post. […]
Hey SFs!!! As we head into 2016, I wanted to tell you guys what I know about the future of Origami Yoda series, my other books, the Website and even… The Talkzone! This is going to be a HUGE year for me… with 6 new books coming out and 4 […]
The Real Mr GCF stopped by to get a selfie with Soapy and say HAVE A HEALTHY NEW YEAR! Soapy said : @&!&@$!! — Hey SFs! I’ll have some BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS coming on New Years Day about upcoming books and … the possible return of the Talkzone? (WHAT????!?!?!) -Tom —- Superfolders…. […]
Hey SFs! Thought you might enjoy last year’s 12 Days… Have a great break and I’ll see you soon!
WOW!!!! Superfolders, you constantly amaze me! This is an AWESOME showcase!!! 43 Entries! And a lot of them have multiple figures in them! (Like OPThomasJujube’s poster above.) That is a LOT of origami! In coming years, lots of people are going to make origami based on these new StarWars characters… […]
This is going to be an amazing showcase, folks! Just look at this amazing shot by SF LukeSkyfolder! Great origami, great idea, great photo! Don’t be left out! Send in your own great photos TODAY!!!!! (To do that, submit your photo with the letters “TFA” in the title.)
WOW!!! SF Isabella’s BB-8 is Stooooooky!!!! Don’t forget to send in YOUR The Force Awakens origami for the TFA showcase! Just be sure to include TFA in the title! And if you have previously sent in TFA origami, feel free to repost it with TFA in the title!
Hey SFs!!!! You getting excited? Excited enough to make some Force Awakens Origami for a showcase? Everybody will be busy watching the movie on Thurs and Fri (and probably Sat) so let’s plan to show this showcase on Sunday. That means you’ve got a week to make something awesome and […]
Revisited the scene of the crime while in DC on a mini book tour! Looking at it again, I have to say that Kellen’s airplane must have been really good to make it all the way to the X1!
Saturday, Dec. 5, I’ll be at the Smithsonian with fellow Star Wars authors Adam Gidwitz, Alex Bracken and Tony Diterlizzi. (And maybe C3P0?) 1:00 – 3:00pm Star Wars book signing Location: National Museum of American History (14th Street & Constitution Ave, NW) Main Store, located on the second floor, near […]
MasterFolder John sent in this Tree-Tree-8, which is so funny I had to send it straight to the front page!
Okay, so I bought the box of Mini Trix so I could get a toy — and I got lucky and got BB8! — and also because the box is awesome! But then… what am I supposed to do with all that Trix? How about an art project? You saw […]
SF Tynuviel says: “I actually didn’t want to contribute to the Unturkey thing since I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but because I’m into Rebels now, I had this idea. I didn’t want to exclude Chopper so he’s the ring (although I don’t wear a ring in real life).” That’s the great […]
Step one: make an outline of your hand. Step two: Turn it into ANYTHING other than a turkey. As seen in Art2D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling and Unturkeys…
It’s been so long since we did an Ask Tom that some of these questions were getting pretty old! I hope the people that asked them are still around and that other people find the answers interesting… Q: Tom, I have a BIG question. When ever I go to Talk […]
Hey SFs!! When I was a kid I loved to draw pictures from books by Ed Emberley. The books are still out there and I really recommend them!!! Lately, I got a hold of great set of magic markers and re-discovered the fun of drawing Ed Style. Even though Ed […]
Hey SFs!!! I hope you all had fun on Halloween! I eventually gave up on wearing my Rocket Raccoon origami hat… it was too big and kept flopping around. But that’s pretty much the story with every Halloween costume I’ve ever had… part way thru Halloween you ditch it. (Maybe […]
Just imagine that Webmaster Sam wasn’t too lazy to photoshop the logo on there ….
I’m decided to give people a little more time to submit their photos, in case they were too busy eating candy to do it Halloween night. So this is the LAST call for entries…
Here are instructions for a super EZ Rocket hat/costume, complete with a tail hanging down in the back. You can be pretty sloppy about this and it will still work out! These photo instructions are a little more confusing than nice Kellen-drawn instructions, but… Kellen is “busy” right now…. Start […]
Exciting news about Star Wars Episode 7 today and not really a spoiler… just the great news that Nien Nunb will be in the movie!! As you know, I love Nien Nunb! I think he is very important to Return of the Jedi, both as far as the plot — […]
Yes! This! This! Great folding and great decorating adding up to a great scene! Nice work, SF Luke Skyfolder18!
Showcase is right around the corner! I hope you SFs are cooking up some awesome stuff! (See previous post from showcase details….) Here’s a classic: SF Lou’s combination costume/pumpkin Ewok!
Hey SFs!!! Well… As far as news. I have been crazy busy this whole month. A booktour, New York Comic Con, Virginia Children’s Book Festival and more to come. The big book news lately was the Han Foldo paper pack I posted earlier. Did any of you find it??? I […]
Hey SFs!! I want to give you a heads-up about a new item you may see in stores. Right off the bat, let me tell you: This is NOT a new Origami Yoda novel. Nor is it a book of Superfolders’ stookiest submissions. That would be really stooky, but that’s […]
Hey SFs!!! My book, Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Darkside, is in stores now, with Alex Bracken’s A New Hope and Adam Gidwitz’s Empire Strikes Back. If you’d like to hear an excerpt from the audiobook… Click here. I asked you SFs to help me celebrate […]
Up top is the awesome Ewok submitted by SF Harry Potter! You’re going to submit something, too, right? Deadline is coming up on Sunday! (Or Monday) So fold it and submit it! Anything or anyone from Return of the Jedi! Just remember to use the word RETURN in your submission […]
Howdy SFs! First, an apology. The Stookiness hasn’t been updated like it should lately. Webmaster Sam has a lot of stuff going on other than this site… mostly Top Secret Potato Chip Espionage… and sometimes I do too. So, whenever you check the site and find that it’s not updated, […]
It’s video instructions for Kylogami Ren! Or, if you’d rather have Kellen’s written instructions… Click on the images to make them big enough so you can see what you’re doing!
Start rustling up some Black Paper! (Got any left from Art2D2?) It’s almost time to start folding! I’m going to post the instrux TONIGHT (Thursday) to help you pass the time in case you are waiting to go to the Toy Store at 12:01 AM. P.S. Are you as blown […]
In addition to all the SFs on this site, there are also SFs making stuff but not posting it. SF Kotaro has been folding up a storm in secret… Luckily I met him in person and he showed me what he was doing… Using a modified Darth Paper fold to […]
I had such a great time last night throwing planes around on a nice, late summer evening! I want to encourage all of you to get out there and do some throwing, too. As you may know, Harvey’s Darth Flyer airplane isn’t much of an airplane. And the basic glider […]
***Always double check to make sure events are really happening before you make the drive….*** If you’re in the Roanoke area, I’ll be at the GeekMob event at Center in the Square this Sunday, Aug 23rd around 2!!! And then comes September which will be a WILD month for me! […]
hey SFs… I’ve been working on Rocket and Groot today and thought I’d give you a little peek at the book…. And here’s the official synopsis: After battling deadly space piranhas in Sector 7 of the Cosmos, Rocket and Groot crash-land on a planet made up of strip malls, maniacal […]
Hey SFs! I’m back from vacation. It was a working vacation, of course, with a library visit — met some cool SuperFolders! — and a little folding and some Rocket and Groot work. I hope you guys all had a great summer and that school won’t keep you too busy […]
This is what happened when I ran the OY cover through the Google Dreams App!
SuperFolder Origamiyoda30 Yes, I am the mexican SF that lives in Mexico, and maybe you have guessed I read OY books in Spanish (that, btw, there are just three here). I am not expecting you to learn them but, yolo 😆 . Stooky-Estuqui Pikpok-Pikpok Narnar-Narnar Total Rockets-Cohetes Totales Plastic Dinosaurs-Dinosaurios […]
Hello Superfolders! Webmaster Sam here with an update and some tips. Sometime in the next couple of days we should be receiving our 11,000th Stookiness Submission! WOW!!!!! (Actually there have been more, but many duplicates have been deleted. You wouldn’t believe how many duplicates we used to get!) KEEP THEM […]
Wow! I’m so glad I extended the deadline! These are INCREDIBLE!!!! Great job, SFs!!!!!
Hey SFs!!! Here’s some STUFF you may want to know: 1) Sam promises that the Muppet Showcase is coming tomorrow… or Thursday. 2) I’ve been writing like crazy! Almost finished with Inspector Flytrap #3! No, you didn’t miss 1 and 2, they just aren’t out yet! 3) I LOVE meeting […]
Hey SFs… You may have been expecting the Muppet Showcase… but Sam and I took the day off to finish this absolutely pointless project that no one was waiting for. Because some times you NEED to work on a project that no one else cares about, but you care about […]
Hey SFs! Yesterday was maybe my most Epic mail day EVER! Up top you see an origami ME made by a reader. And here are some of the highlights…. Awesome Dwight and OY by Malachi Great idea by Oliver: […]
Not sure what’s going on, but we’ve had only a few entries for the Muppet Showcase? WHAT????? People…. it’s the MUPPETS! Just look at how SF CuteKittiesAreCute already hit a homerun with Origami Beeker and Honeydew! So, I’ll give you a few more days to make your own paper puppet […]
Apparently, I called Ari_Likes_Unicorns a HE a while ago! Ari is a SHE and an AWESOME SF and this is her Kit Fisto above. Sorry, Ari!
Hey Sfs!!! As you can guess the theme of our next showcase is THE MUPPETS! And Muppet you want: Sesame Street, Muppet Show, Dark Crystal, etc… Make it and submit it to Sam with the word MUPPET and your USERNAME in the TITLE of the submission. For example, the Kermit […]
People sometimes ask me how I make up a design for an origami character. Well, it’s not magic, it’s experimenting until I get a start, then refolding and redecorating until I come up with something that works. Recently, I had the great luck to meet Sergio Aragones at ComicCon. Sergio […]
Now that I’m back from ComicCon, Sam is finished house-sitting and chip-eating. (actually he’s never finished eating my chips!!!) So hopefully between the two of us, we can get Stookiness back on a regular schedule. And I’ve got some pictures to share with you… AND it’s time for a new […]
oh my Jabba!!!! SFs this is the craziest place ever! I’ve taken photos but they can’t get across the bigness and insanity of this place!!! These photos are showing you just a slice of the place… I’ve done my big Star Wars panel, some Rocket and Groot promo, signed Origami […]
Hey SFs!!! It has been a LONG trip… but I’m almost there now! My big day is Friday… I’ve got a panel with the other Star Wars retellings writers at 10, a wacky event with Astronaut Academy creator Dave Roman at 11, a signingin the Disney Books booth at 1 […]
Update to update to update: up top is a photo of Ackbar with the classic Star Wars arcade game! It’s pretty rare that I get to play it, so finding one in San Francisco was awesome! here are some pics… which seem Way Too Big… I also found some cool […]
SFs!!! You amaze me yet again! WOW!!! This may be favorite showcase ever! It’s amazing to see how far some of you have gone with this!!! STOOKY!!!!!!!!
Hey SFs…. The picture you see above isfrom SF My NameIsJeff… Pretty amazing! It got me thinking… we need a showcase that really showcase how BIG some of your origami collections have gotten. So your mission is to take a GOOD picture of your all your origami (or as much […]
Hey SFs!!! Recorded Books has a contest going on where you could win an audiobook written by me and read by Mark Turetsky! Mark has been the voice of Tommy on all 6 of the Origami Yoda books and both of the Qwikpick Books (and presumably the third QP, too) […]
I spend about half of my time telling people that I don’t have instructions for official Cover Yoda… Some SFs have made instrux and videos before, but this set by OrigamiYoda30 is so well done and so straight forward that they might just become the official ones! Give them a […]
And here’s a SNEAK PEEK at any or all of the three books!
Wow! Stookiness is … just … so … STOOKY! More than 10,000 total posts on this site now! Thank you to every SF who helped us get here by joining the site and submitting your Origami, doodles and whatnot. I am constantly amazed by the quality of what you guys […]
hey SFs!!! Starwars.com has the scoop on the cover for the new Star Wars retellings. That’s Alex Bracken’s ANH, Adam Gidwitz’s ESB and my ROTJ!!! I hope you will go have a look: http://t.co/rTm1Gex1Vug
GeneralSkyfolder Does anyone know Tom’s address? Sure! Origami Yoda c/o Abrams/Amulet Books 115 W 18th ST New York NY 10011 Warning: It can take a LONG time to get an answer. Six months or more. I genuinely want to apologize for the amount of time it takes for people to […]
hi SFs! I just finished up with BookExpo and BookCon in NYC! Crazy stuff!! Here are some highlights! (Sorry if some of the photos are jumbo… WordPress is grumpy today!) Above: with fellow Star Wars authors Alex Bracken and Adam Gidwitz. Below: with Mark Turetsky the voice of Tommy […]
Hey Sfs!!!! Here’s the Marvel Showcase! WOW!!!! You guys are amazing!!! This may be the BIGGEST SHOWCASE EVER!!! Big thanks to DarthNoah for our featured photo up top! Great to see so many familiar SFs AND some new ones! Fantastic Folding!!!
Okay, with Webmaster Sam FINALLY back, maybe we can get things on track here. We need to get the Marvel Showcase rolling, Sam! I’m VERY SORRY for the delays in getting stookiness up, especially since so much of it has been EXTRA Stooky lately! If you haven’t seen the latest […]
Hey SFs!!! *I have been working on Qwikpick 3 and am almost done! You guys have read Qwikpick 1 and 2, right? RIGHT????? * I’ll be in NYC next week for BOOKCON! If you can, come and see me, Tony Diterlizzi, Adam Gitwitz and Alex Bracken talking about our upcoming […]
Hey SFs! Let’s do an ALL Marvel Showcase! Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ant Man or, of course, ROCKET AND GROOT!!!!! Any character(s) you want folded, doodled or made out of macaroni –whatever you want. SUBMIT your pics with the word MARVEL in the title along with your SF name. Like […]
Q& A From SF OreoCookie 1. What is your favorite cookie? Oatmeal Raisin WITH chocolate chips 2. Do you have any pets? Yes! Right now we have two dogs, Tuna and Esso. 3. What is your favorite book you have ever written? Well, Origami Yoda is the book that changed […]
Disney has announced a release date for our Star Wars books! Sept. 22! AND they have posted excerpts from each of the three books online. CLICK HERE TO READ! Check out Alex and Adam’s books, too. Instead of all trying to write in the same style, we each wrote the […]
Hey SFs! I’m so excited about Star Wars day this year. Here I am between the end of the Origami Yoda series and the premiere of my own version of Return of the Jedi! And I still love the movies and the characters and the creatures so much! And Star […]
Hey SFs! Here’s the megadoodle with doodles suggested/commanded by SFs who entered the Rat showcase… It’s the big minecar chase from Temple of Doom! REMEMBER… you guys came up with the stuff for me to draw! I never actually said I was any good at drawing any of these things! […]
Wow!!! Thanks for all the awesome rats with human faces!!! Some are funny, some are gross…. all are awesome! I really hope you guys will enjoy the book, which is hopefully funny and definitely a bit gross! Today is the official launch date of the book, which is the second […]
Hey SFs! Greetings from DisneyLand where Disney treated us to a wild ride on StarTours!! That’s Alex Bracken who wrote A New Hope, Adam Gidwitz who wrote Empire, the team leader Mike Siglain, Tony DiTerlizzi who wrote the Adventures of Luke Skywalker and me. We were out here for Star […]
Hey SFs! I ran into out old buddy Pickletine today and snapped his photo! MMMM, he’s looking good! I’m about to head off to Star Wars Celebration, the big Star Wars Convention. Sam will be keeping an on things and eating my snack food until I get back. Meanwhile, here […]
It’s finally official!!! One of my most top secret projects is finally public! I’m writing ROCKET AND GROOT! Here’s the announcement in Publishers Weekly. And here’s an even bigger shocker…. I’m DRAWING Rocket and Groot!!! This is going to be a crazy book, packed/crammed/stuffed with every crazy thing I could […]
What does the Rat with the Human Face really look like??? You may notice that the artist was careful to hide the face on the cover! So, it’s up to YOU to draw your own picture of the RAT WITH THE HUMAN FACE. Draw or other wise create a picture […]
Great job, guys! I think it was about time we had some cheap laffs around here. The next showcase will be VERY SERIOUS however…. you’ll have to draw the RAT WITH A HUMAN FACE!
SuperFolder Superduperstooky On your desk I saw something that looked cool back cover Han and cover wookie Yes, those are the REAL cover stars! They live on my desk. Cover Yoda lives in my office, too. I’ll get a shot and make it the big picture on this page… Thanks, SuperDuperStooky! […]
So our heroes hear about this Rat… And they sneak into the weird basement to find out if it’s rEal or just a legend… I won’t tell you what they find… Because it’s all here in the official report!
Up top is The scene at a school visit. Just above is a drawing of Pikmin3 drawn for me on the spot by a Florida dude named Andrew. Thanks, Andrew! And here are some more Florida folds… We folded a galaxy in Roanoke to celebrate PI day! And one in […]
You probably know about the March Madness basketball brackets. (snore) And you may know about the Starwars.com This is Madness Brackets. (Stooky!) But the REAL action is over at the OY EU site where they’re doing their own version of This is Madness where you have to make some really […]
SuperFolder SF_minion says: ok sfs if u want the talkzone back then we need to not post ANYTHING. the reason people still get on this site is stookiness. this is our only hope. p.s to the people who did rising rebels u should put it on ur twitter. i still […]
If you’re near one of these places, please come see me as I tour around in March promoting Qwikpick2 and Origami Yoda in paperback! March 14 – PI DAY – 3.14.15! Roanoke Science Museum, Roanoke VA March 15 – Tuscon Book Festival, Tucson AZ March 17 – Little Shop of […]
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the SEASON 1 FINALE yet, there’s a SPOILER in the Showcase. So go watch it RIGHT AWAY and then come back! Welcome to the Rebels Showcase…. WOW!!!! You SFs are amazing!! I was really happy to see some of the old pros in this […]
SF DARTH COSGRIFF Q MY FRIENDS AND I LOVE YOUR BOOKS AND WE WERE WONDURING IF YOU WOULD LET US MAKE A WILLY THE WALKING WAFFLE BOOKS ? TOTALLY!!! GO FOR IT! Q how many quikpick books do you think your going to right There will be 3 books. The […]
Very sad to hear about the death of Leonard Nimoy. In his honor here are some Origami Spocks from the OY archives…. The one up top is by SF Kirk, who I also borrowed “Live Long and Paper” from. And here are some instructions by SF Jabba_ThePuppet: And a nice […]
Wow, you SFs caught up with the latest REBELS episodes yet? It’s good stuff! So let’s do a showcase about them! FOLD and DECORATE or DRAW and COLOR or KNIT and PERL…. whatever you want to do. Just make a REBEL and send it in,,,, I know many of you […]
This is it! After 2,000 votes these are the Top 10 Vote-getters, plus #11 (Jerry the Jumping Jello) as a bonus. The scene is the road outside my house during the recent snow. See that books “The Terrible Two?” It’s about pranksters and I think someone — maybe even one […]
Hey SFs!!! Here are answers to some questions I’ve received through the SUBMIT button. You can SUBMIT your own there, too,.. It’s not as much fun as when we used to TTT and SFTZ, but if you just want a question answered, this is the way to do it…. SuperFolder Gus_Grissom […]
I don’t mean that the theme of this MegaDoodle is “Frozen: The Movie” I mean I AM FROZEN!!!!! Record low temperatures here and the furnace isn’t keeping up!!! So, I’ll need to draw to stay warm. Vote for what you want me to draw below using the little box where […]
If you’re near one of these places, please come see me as I tour around in March promoting Qwikpick2 and Origami Yoda in paperback! March 14 – PI DAY – 3.14.15! Roanoke Science Museum, Roanoke VA March 15 – Tuscon Book Festival, Tucson AZ March 17 – Little Shop of […]
That’s the finished product up there and here are some process shots:
Since the Presidents Day MegaDoodle fizzled, I did a doodle that has been requested before and which I’ve been meaning to do for a while now… The Rebels!
Happy Valentines Day SFs!!! Here’s a little present from me… Hope you like it!
Good news and bad news! The good news is that lots of people sent in really great drawings! The bad news is that this showcase wasn’t for really great drawings… it’s for Tommy-style doodles, as seen in Art2D2. So, Sam will just post those other drawings — some of which […]
Hey SFs!!! Things have been CRAZY around here… BECAUSE Cece won a Newbery Honor for El Deafo. That means that she gets a big shiny silver medal sticker on the cover of her book! Wow!!!! In case you didn’t hear, this year’s Newbery went to the book “The Crossover” […]
Hi SFs! Today I went back to my old middle school, SMS, to talk to kids… AND snap photos of some of the locations from the book! First of all… They still have Fun Night! No joke! And apparently a lot of the kids have fun! ( I think they […]
Hey SFs!! Cece and I are in Chicago for the big librarians convention. And look what I saw! I think it’s the first time I’ve seen one running since I wrote the book.
SINCE TTT is not happening anymore, you are welcome to use the SUBMIT button to send in a list of questions… (ALSO, REMEMBER TO SUBMIT TO THE NEXT SHOWCASE*) These are from GusGrissom” Who is the guy who plays Mr. GCF on the Bookmark? A librarian/actor named Brian, Do you […]
EASY to make! Fun to play with! Yes, there wil be instructions…. STAY TUNED!
Up there’s the MegaDoodle! That was fun! Thanks to EVERYONE who used our new system. It worked great!!! The setting this month was Smugwick Manor from Horton Halfpott! The top vote getter was “Chris the Crispy Bacon” with 120 votes so I drew him first. I couldn’t fit in everything… […]
Wow! You SFs are a great TEAM! Just look at this awesome showcase you put together, with a little help from Webmaster Sam… Great work, everybody! Ready for another one? Recently I got this awesome Star Wars Doodle From Emperor Pickletine10: It’s Wicket playing a guitar!!!! You can look […]
Just in case some of you don’t check Stookiness every day, I didn’t want anybody to miss this one. There has been A LOT of great origami lately. I’ve really been impressed! I’m putting this one on the front page because I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF IT MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE: WOW!!! The submissions are incredible!!! Thanks to SF YodaFan07 for this great shot of the WIMPY KID TEAM! Hello SFs!!! OrigamiYoda’s Website is now FIVE YEARS OLD! And the book will be celebrating FIVE YEARS in print soon, with a new paperback edition! (Check out this old post from […]
Hey SFs, since TTT isn’t working out real well, I decided to answer some questions that a SF submitted through the submit button… SuperFolder Gus_Grissom 1. When and where did you reveal YOUR Foldywan instructions? Last year’s May the Fifth! https://origamiyoda.com/2014/05/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-foldy-wan-instructions-for-happystarwarsday/ 2. Are you inventing new origami? Yes 3. […]
Here’s a resolution I’d love for the SFs to make… NO MORE UPSIDE DOWN OR SIDEWAYS PHOTOS IN 2015 BEFORE you take a picture, make sure you have the camera tilted the right way. It can be hard to tell AFTER the photo is taken, so make sure you check […]
Remember 2014? Ah, those were the good ol’ days…. Great folding, SFs!!! Thanks for making the last Showcase of 2014 a HUGE and STOOKY one!!! (HUGKY? STOOGY?) What about 2015? Here are some things I’m looking forward to: Qwikpick2 RAT WITH THE HUMAN FACE!!!! Origami Yoda in […]
On the 100th Day of Xmas, my true love gave to me… 100 Yodeling Yodas by CJ… 13 Santa Yodas by StarWarsMarvelDC…. 4 Calling Artoos. OY180… 3 French Ackbars (one is still in France, Apparently) by OYoda… Two Turtle Darths by Lord Vader… […]
You all know the story of how Boba helped out Santa and Saved Christmas right? NO??? Well, this song is about Santa’s frantic phone call to Boba that very special night. Bonus points to anyone who endures all the way through to the end…
Yep, it’s one uncut sheet of paper. Used some glue to keep it together…
You’ve probably seen those amazing Star Wars snowflakes on the internet by now. Here’s one just for us: Gizmo! Click on the template. Print it as big as you can. Fold it up. Get really mad because the lines are messed up. Go ahead and cut it out […]
If you signed up for the 12 Days Showcase… please submit your work really soon! We only have a few days submitted so far! Thank you O_Yoda for this one! It’s very funny!!! And if you’re working on the 2014 Showcase, remember it’s due Dec. 27 and will be […]
Captain Origami’s Countdown (That’s his picture of R2DEER2 and Anakin Sleighwalker up top!) Bruce110’s Countdown This one is “Four Calling Clones!” Doctor Who Christmas Minecraft! BatmanReturns Countdown MasterFolderJohn’s Countdown PauseenP’s Countdown ChippySlusher’s Countdown Tyler’s Countdown Mega3’s Countdown […]
Cool news! We just passed 7,500 submissions posted!!!!! YEEHA! Our next Showcase will be: 2014! Anything you want as long as it happened in 2014. Lots of books, movies, TV shows, games to choose from! Don’t ask Sam : “Can I do SUCH AND SUCH?” If it happened in 2014 […]
Only had a small crowd for today’s event… but that was OK because it gave me a chance to hang out and fold with Chippy Slusher! We folded for and hour and a 1/2 or more! He folded this stooky Death Star Gunner… and a UmHiGuy Death Star to go […]
Nice work, CaveSpider10! You may be the first person in the WORLD to have folded EP 7 origami!!!
The challenger here was to make something from the PRE-Star Wars era. Batman, proved pretty popular, followed by Doctor Who. (Note: Look closely, PaperDragon’s R2D2 may actually be a Dalek….)
Howdy SFs!!! I’m finally home from that crazy 9 day roadtrip! Even Greg Hefley wasn’t on the road that long! Here are a few updates: 1) That Star Wars 7 trailer was awesome, huh? Looking forward to seeing the first origami versions of those characters…. 2) Some trolls stopped by. […]
In 2014, I signed over 10,000 books for Indie bookstores and B&N. B&N saved theirs for Black Friday. So you may be able to get one. They’ll also have signed books from other authors, Time lapse vid of me signing books:
Hey SFs… I’m still trapped at the Holiday Inn, so here’s something silly I made while passing the time…
Hey SFs! I’m trapped in a Holiday Inn by the snow… So i thought I’d make some instrux. Only limited paper and pens available, though. Here’s EZ Mario and Luigi. They’d look a lot better with red/white and green/white paper… Same folds could make any baseball cap wearing person, of […]
A lot of SuperFolders have asked for a GAME to play on this site! Well, here you go! This game is based on an event described in The Qwikpick Papers: POOP FOUNTAIN! It’s not much of a spoiler to tell you that the Poop Fountain manager, Freddie, once rescued an […]
Felt like I was riding in Freddie’s truck when this came on this morning!
We asked the SuperFolders to send in their BEST origami! And the result is: WOW! Over 70 entries!!! Take a look: NOTE: If you entered more than one item, Sam picked his favorite. ALL entries will appear in Stookiness eventually. If you missed this Showcase…. don’t worry we’ll have another […]
Here’s the video… So now you won’t need to peek at the back of the book and see a spoiler! ps see if you see anything interesting on my desk…
This has become an April Fool’s Day Tradition around here. Hope you enjoyed it. And thanks SF JC for this faux cover. And in all seriousness… NO, there is no news about new Origami Yoda books. Save your money for Qwikpick 2 instead!
Here’s a video of me unboxing Didi Dodo 1 and Bach to the Rescue.
Webmaster Sam says: Tom is headed out to see you guys June 18 and 19 if you live ANYWHERE near Michigan go for it! If you need any more details about this weekend’s Ann Arbor Comics Arts Festival go right here! …. now, the important question is: where did Tom […]
A new (and awesome) SF named ArtsyActor has a request. That’s it up top. On the one hand, I TOTALLY agree with her. On the other hand, I know that JC and CJ and EvilJawa and even Megan/Phred are moving on to other projects, like world domination and dessert topping […]
Check out that awesome drawing of Rocket by SF Isabella!!! Don’t worry!!!! You don’t have to draw as good as that to enter the contest… in fact you’re NOT supposed to! You only have to draw as good (or as bad) as a crazy space raccoon! If you’ve seen my […]
Attention East Coast SFs! I’m finishing up my ROCKET AND GROOT book tour and hope I get to see some of you as I visit: Fredericksburg, Washington DC, Tacoma Park and Charlottesville! Here’s my schedule: April 5, 4 p.m: Jabberwocky Books in Fredericksburg April 6, 7:30 PM: Tacoma Park Library […]
Hey SFs! I am back home after travelling 6,000 miles, signing 100s of books and doing something like 18 events. It was awesome and I got to see some amazing SFs…. but it was also exhausting! So I hope you can forgive me for not getting any new stookiness posted. […]