Folding Fridays

Late Fall 2022 Series

November 4 – December 16

Fridays at 4:30 pm ET

Appropriate for ages seven and up


MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!

To participate, you’ll need several sheets of square paper (between 5.5″ and 8.5″ in side length).  Origami paper is preferred, or you can cut your own squares from any paper.  You may need a few sheets of blank paper, too.

No experience is required.  Origami expert Kathleen Sheridan offers folding to engage origamists at every level!

These are online-only events.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at


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It’s easy to envision “Sea Otter” by Katsuhisa Yamada doing a few flips and tricks in the water.  Folding the model includes a couple flips and tricks as well!

“You’re a Star” is a modular by Mick Guy.  Six units are needed.  During the folding, we will notice multiple 60 degree folds!.

Join Kathleen as she guides you through a more challenging model: “Fishbowl” by Pasquale D’Auria.  We’ll be doing many pre-creases, which are all either valleys or mountains, before the final collapse.  Also, find out why Pasquale named this model Fishbowl!

“North American Cardinal” by Michael LaFosse has an iconic look, and a straightforward folding sequence.  Perch yours on a table, shelf or anywhere!

The “Five Dollar Star” is a fun gift idea. This traditional money fold is also a modular; talk about bang for your buck!  Crisp dollars are needed.  If money folding isn’t your thing, the model also works with origami paper.

“Prismatic” is a newly created modular by Linda Mihara.  Its crisp edges frame inner curves.  You’ll want to fold this little gem into the New Year!