Nick Robinson’s Rhombic Calendar is a favorite among DIY origami enthusiasts! People love the 3D polyhedron shape and its easy to assemble instructions. Each December, we need to update the months and days to coincide with the new year. You can also do this yourself at Todd’s Place.
How to Make Nick Robinson’s Rhombic Calendar
Instructions on how to fold and assemble the calendar are available from Nick Robinson’s web site. Nick is based in the UK and has published many origami books.
• instructions for Rhombic Calendar
If you are having trouble folding your own origami calendars, you can always buy a page-a-day calendar from amazon.com. These calendars are fabulous gifts because there is one origami model per day: it’s a gift that will last the entire year. Depending on what you like, you can get a page-a-day calendar devoted to paper airplanes. Imagine designing 365 paper airplanes, wouldn’t that be a challenge!
• Page-a-Day Origami Calendar
Don’t forget that you can also get Fold-A-Day paper airplane or kirigami calendars which are super cool! Kirigami is like origami except that you use scissors to cut the paper. Typically, you fold the paper and then cut bits and pieces off. When you unfold the paper, you get a repeated pattern. The paper snowflakes made by kindergarteners are an example of kirigami. In addition to the classic snowflake, you can also make flowers, mandalas, and starburst designs.
• Paper Airplane Calendar