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1  Origami School Projects in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by scottie on: June 11, 2008 10:24:14 PM
So, I've been lurking around here on Craftster for a long while now, and finally got around to posting some of my projects, and being that I've been in school I haven't really had much time for crafting. So I thought I share some of my origami school projects.
The first one is one I did for an algebra class two years ago. I forget what I was studying, but I had fun doing the project. It's pretty simple, just a bunch of triangles folded together. One of my classmates wanted to use it as a soccer ball...he's lucky he didn't!
So here it is:

And my second one is one I did for my biology class last year. We were studying viruses and bacteria, so for extra credit I decided to make a model of a polyhedral shaped virus, observe certain patterns in the paper and its colors, and tell how my evidence supported the theory of intelligent design (creation/evolution controversy). This one was a lot harder to figure out than the last one. The pattern was a lot more complicated than I expected. But in the end it was well worth the work.
So here it is(to be exact, its 20 sided, so that means it's called an icosahedron):

For both of these I got the instructions out of a book called "Modular Origami Polyhedra" The first one is made of 20 modules, and the second is of 30 modules (30 pieces of paper for a 20 sided ball? that's wierd.) They require NO tape to stay together, even when you pick them up. Isn't that cool? By the way, the little numbers on the vertices of the second ball are there so that I could distinguish the pattern of colors. I ended up drawing a chart; it just got too confusing.

Anyways, I hope you like em!

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2  Re-usable shopping bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by scottie on: June 11, 2008 06:03:40 PM
Oooo...I'm so excited. This is my first post of one of my completed projects! Yay. Well since I've been in school, and I haven't had time for crafting much, I decided to post my favorite project from this year. I made this re-usable shopping bag for biology class extra credit. I had seen some of these on craftster before and I just had to make one. It was so much fun. The best part about it is that is was practically free, it's useful, and it helps the environment (and I got extra credit for it. Woot.). I made it by melting plastic bags together, then sewing on some handles and edging and a little decoration...so on to the pictures...

So, this is the first side. The "13" stands for the number of bags I used to make it.

This is the second side. Birds are one of the animals negatively affected by litter. Sometimes plastic bags will get caught in their throats, causing them to choke to death (this probably happens mainly in larger birds, but I liked the smaller birds picture better. oh well).

I had so much fun making this. I use this as my knitting bag (hence the pudgy look in the pics), but I'm thinking on making one to leave in my car.

Hope you like it!

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