Rabbit (Jun Maekawa): Instructions

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Try folding this cute rabbit / bunny model as an Easter decoration!

Paper used in this video: 15cm square of kami (6in by 6in)
Finished model: approx. 6.25cm (2.5in) high, 6cm (2 1/4in) wide, 2.5cm (1in) deep


Absolutely adorable! Thank

Absolutely adorable! Thank you! I wish I could include a pic bit I'm not that tech savvy hah.

Wow! I really love it. I made

Wow! I really love it. I made it in green and it's adorable!

Nice video!

Hey, Sara! It's always a pleasure watching your videos! Thank you for this fantastic and well-explained tutorial of this very cute rabbit! And also, Could you please tell me how can I contact Jun Maekawa? I want to have permission to make a tutorial on YouTube but I can't find a way to contact him. Please help me. :-)

Origami is an ancient art. It

Origami is an ancient art. It takes patience and practice. There is nothing wrong with the video. I suspect those of you that are whining are used to instant gratification and being told you are good at everything.

If you found the video hard,

If you found the video hard, go here: http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=2705.0
It really helped me understand, but great video anyway :)

cool bunny but can you please

cool bunny but can you please make the video more clearer


i can't fold the rabbit . please update the rabbit


Thanks for sharing the tutorial for making this super sweet bunny! I made one out of pink paper and it's almost too cute. ;) I think you demonstrate everything well, but I too would like to see HQ videos in the future – if possible. HQ quality camcorders must be expensive, though, and this is probably your hobby so I understand if that is an investment you're not willing to make. The part that I found the most puzzling was the "invisible fold" that starts at about 00:10:00.

^__^ Ah, the sense of accomplishment when you finish your first try of a new model!

This is worse than a rage

This is worse than a rage game! It's too hard to follow because your f...ing hands cover this f...ing paper all the time! AAAARGH! >_<


I can't get the hind legs right >_<

HQ Video

PLEASE PLEASE do post some higher quality video, this is very hard to follow the folding details with some bad quality video :(
It's not good for the eyes, it's not good for nerves neither!
Anyway, you are making a wonderful job, good explanations, which deserve to be in a HIGH QUALITY VIDEO :)
Thank you,

Yeaahh, I did this at first

Yeaahh, I did this at first attempt :D

after 4 hours playing and rewind the video :_(

I've made it for the first

I've made it for the first time , but when I tried to make another one .... I couldn't T_____T


I'm making suggestions here, please don't call them "rude" or "mean" or whatever. Just suggestions.
I wish that you would, maybe, keep your arms and hands out of the way a litlle, as it is a bit hard to see through them. :)
I also was wondering if you could, at the end of each step, take your hands away so we can see what it looks like and make sure we did it right.
Again, these are just suggestions and I would like it to be noticed, but they don't have to be used. Thank you. :D


I DON'T UNDERSTAND 5:18-5:25 it's hard to understand that part!!!! I really wanted to make a bunny for my friend cuz she loves bunnies but know I have to make a cheap one :(

8:53 it is a bird :)

8:53 it is a bird :)

6:45-7:35 was hard couldn't

6:45-7:35 was hard couldn't see where to put the folds can anyone explain it?

Love it!

I really like the model, but I could NOT follow on the hind legs. I've watched it over and over, and I still can't really get what to do. Other than that, I found it very easy to follow :)

i love this

this is the only origami bunny that looks like my pet bunny and i could get hold of it anywhere else, it is hard for me to understand but thats my problem because i am only a beginner, i am going to carry on with this bunny because i am only half way through it, that nasty comment wasnt needed but its their choice to post it, keep up the good work! thanks! - Annie

Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the post. I just made this model, it took me 2 evenings and several tries, but that was me not the video (I thought the video was perfectly fine). My model is still not as pretty as yours, but that just means that I have to keep practicing.


I found the video very easy to understand. the speed was fine for me.

great tutorial, thanks sara!

thanks for posting, great video, great explanation. i enjoyed it thoroughly. :) have a happy easter!

Sara, thanks for posting this

Sara, thanks for posting this video, I've just made one. I wouldn't worry too much about the negative comment - anyone like yourself helping people to learn new models should be appreciated! The only fold that took me a while to figure out was at 16:15 (I think you need to open the paper slightly from behind). Cheers.

Thank you. It will take me

Thank you. It will take me some practice but I think I will be able to make the bunny.
Pay no attention to the rude comment. Your instruction was fine.


This is terrible. The quality of your camera is awful. Please make a new video that is slower because this is way to fast.

I don't think you are that

I don't think you are that that is true. I didn't had any problems with the view and if it's going to fast for you then you can just pause the video.

Ur right, I couldn't follow

Ur right, I couldn't follow it at all.


if you found it too hard, you should have chosen something easier.
keep the bad comments to yourself


The quality was perfectly fine. It's origami. There's no reason why you need something like this in HD quality or detail. Plus, if you don't know how to pause or rewind, you probably shouldn't be doing origami. You need to walk before you run.

I followed this easily and I haven't made origami since I was a kid (I'm now nearly 30). Was happy when my bunny could stand just like yours!

ya sir you're right . sara

ya sir you're right . sara adams has been my favourite since i was 8 years old (now i'm 11!). origami is a art which everyone is not capable of.

Wow! What a rude and

Wow! What a rude and ungrateful person you are. If you are going to be so rude and critical don't look for FREE help from others who are just trying to be helpful.

I recently bought a new

I recently bought a new camera, so future videos (starting with the May 2012 video) will have much better recording quality. As to the speed of the instructions, I am sorry to hear you found it too fast-paced. I do try to find the right speed and level of detail, but obviously it's hard to hit the mark for everyone. May I ask whether you are quite new to origami? While this is not a super-hard model for advanced folders, it definitely has some tricky steps in there for beginners. But I had hoped to have explained them in enough detail for viewers to follow along. I do assume that viewers will pause the video or rewatch steps, by the way. That's the advantage of a video. :)

-- Sara

Video Easter

Hallo Sara,
wieder einmal vielen Dank für ein wunderbares Video!
Da macht mir Origami noch mehr Spass!!
Alles Gute für Dich und Dein Baby!

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