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[Rather Simple] How to fold an inflatable diamond from a square of paper using real origami locks instead of glue.
Here's the link for where to buy the pearlized paper I showed in the intro: https://kimscrane.com/shop/other-origami-papers/2315-150-mm-18-sh-textured-pearlized-color-paper.html
I set out to design this model because I noticed that all other origami diamonds on the internet use glue....
even the diamond by origami master Satoshi Kamiya.
I realize a lot of modern origami (insects and other stunning designs) require using sizing (which is a euphemism for glue) but in my origami explorations I still stick to the no-glue aesthetic.
In addition to being glue-free, the diamond in this tutorial is rather easy to fold, is inflatable and collapsible, it can spin on a table, balance on its edges, transform into a chomping mouth, and it can also be used as a badminton or handminton birdie! (What's Handminton? Here's a demo of people playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgRsETzVKi8 )
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This diamond spins very well on the table like a normal spinning top! No need to blow on it like I did in the video! Just hold it near the top point and spin it between your thumb and middle fingers like an ordinary spinning top.