An Origami card inspired by Rio 2016 Olympics

Ten days ago, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling, dubbed “The Flying Fish”, won the first ever Olymic gold medal for Singapore.

The 21-year-old Singaporean defeated his childhood idol, American Michael Phelps, in the 100m butterfly swimming race, also setting an Olympic record time of 50.39 seconds.

Most of my family are in Singapore, so I made these origami to celebrate with them.

The national flag of Singapore, and 3 fish. Folded by Janet Williams.
The national flag of Singapore, and 3 fish on a card.

A crane carrying the national flag of Singapore - for Olympics Rio 2016.
A crane carrying the national flag of Singapore – for Olympics Rio 2016.
Flags of Singapore and Brazil, with a fish card. Folded by Janet Williams.
Flags of Singapore and Brazil, with a fish card.
Brazilian flag crane for Olympics Rio 2016.
A crane carrying the national flag of Brazil – for Olympics Rio 2016.

You could learn how to make the lovely fish from the book Minigami by Gay Merrill Gross.

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

2 thoughts on “An Origami card inspired by Rio 2016 Olympics”

  1. I love the Olympics too! Congrats to Singapore that was such an exciting race. I was also inspired to make some Olympic Themed Origami – the Olympic Rings. I have the details on my site I would love for you to try it.

    1. Many thanks Russell for your comment. I’ve visited your video about how to make the Olympic Rings. I’m happy to take up your challenge and make one next week – your video is 22 minutes long!

      Keep it up with your great website.

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