How to make a traditional origami menko

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traditional origami menko


Level Beginner
Copyright Traditional

This page is for those who want the instruction to fold a traditional origami menko.


This traditional origami menko is a modular origami model which requires two square papers. You need to make two modules, i.e., one from each paper. The interesting technique you will learn here is that the combining of two modules is accomplished through inserting a triangular flap into a pocket.


Before working on this model, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. If you know these two folding techniques, then you will have no problem in making origami menko.


If you are ready, then let's get started.


If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email to HyoAhn's email.


You may use any kind of paper to fold the origami menko. It is a little easier if the front and the back side of the paper are slightly different whether it be in texture or color.

Make sure the paper that you use is a square (all sides are equal and all the angles equal 90 degrees). The paper I am using here is typical two 15cm x 15cm origami paper with different color.

traditional origami menko: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.

traditional origami menko: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.



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