Origami “Can Love be Squashed?” (Sy Chen) – Part 2

Origami “Can Love be Squashed?” (Sy Chen) – Part 2


Hello! Today we will be folding “Can Love Be Squashed” by Sy Chen. This is a very entertaining action model, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Also please be sure to check out Sy Chen’s book, “Folding Hearts”. Now we’re going to create four inside reverse folds. We’re going to do this by using the existing creases that we just made. So what we’re going to do is start with this top left flap and we’re going to make sure that this white edge here lines up with this edge here. So what we do is, we sort of have to open up this pocket, and just push this down so that it aligns with the white edge down here. And you should see a crease like this, and it’ll be right here. And what you do is just push inwards along that crease and then flatten the model. And then you should have done your inside reverse fold. So you do the same thing over here, and just an easier method to do this. It might help, it might not. You can just basically push here, and it should just collapse along the existing creases. If the other method doesn’t work for you then that should work. So now we’re just going to do the first method on both of these. So let’s start by opening this flap a bit, and just push in, aligning the edge with the other edge. And again, just push in along that crease there and flatten it out. And it should look like that. Then do the same thing one more time. So open up the flap a bit. Push this in so that the creases align, and then just put that there and flatten the whole thing out. So it should look like this. Now we’re going to create four more inside reverse folds. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to start with this top left area up here. We’re not going to go in this region over here, but we’re just going to use this little square here. So along this crease that we have here, the diagonal crease, we’re basically just going to pinch it like a mountain fold. So it should look like a mountain when you look at it from the side. And then what you have to do is take the top part of where it’s pinched and just drag it over into this region as far as it goes. And when you’re doing that, try to align this edge here with that edge there. So when you do that, it should look like a triangle. Once it’s like that, just fold the edge over, and it should look like that. Now you have to do the same thing over here. So start by making this a mountain fold. So just pinch it from the top, and just drag it over and align the two edges here. And then just make a crease, and you should have that triangle again. Once you have the triangle, just fold across on this crease, just like that. And then it’s done on this side. So now just flip the model over, and we’re doing the same thing on this side. So let’s start by making this a mountain fold again. And we’re just going to pull over as far as it goes and just make a crease. And again, fold this back over one more time. We’re just going to make this piece a mountain fold. And drag it over into that region over there. Make sure the edges align, make a crease, and then pull it back over. And you should sort of see how the heart shape is starting to form. Now we’re going to use these for flaps that we created and we’re just going to put them inside each pocket. So to do this, let’s start with this top left pocket, and we just open it up a bit. And don’t unfold any of the creases that we made before, but sort of just pull it up so that you have room to put the flap inside. So once it’s like this, just take this flap here and push it inside. And then it should fall upon one of the creases we just made. And then just flatten it out so that the whole model is flat. And you do the same thing on this side. So just pull open this pocket, and then push the flap in. And again it should fall upon one of our creases that we just made. Okay, and now once it’s like this, we just flip it over and we do the same thing on the back. So let’s start over here, and we just open the pocket up, put the flap inside, and flatten the model. And one last time, open up the pocket, put the flap inside, and flatten it out. Now we’re going to unfold the model along the center crease that we made before. So basically what we do is just pull those apart so it looks like this again. Once it looks like this, we’re basically going to create a waterbomb base on these four creases here. You can probably already see how we’re going to do this, but just in case you don’t, then let’s just do this together. So start by folding in half along this long crease here. And the model should look something like this. And then now what we do is we’re going to create two squash folds. So along this crease here, we’re just going to pull this side of the model over. Just fold it over a bit and it should just squash down naturally. And you’ll know you’ve done it right when it looks like a heart. And then just flip the model over, and you can do the same thing again along this crease and this crease. So basically just put your hand inside this flap, and along this crease, we’re just going to fold the model over and flatten it out. And it should look like this. Now there’s only two more things that we have to do before this model is complete. We basically just have to look at it from the top, and we’re going to put these two flaps underneath two other flaps. So let’s start by taking this right flap here, and we’re going to open up this flap that we made up front. And we just hold that up for a second, and just let this go over to the side that you want it on. And once it’s like that, put that flap back down, and it should be like this and it should lock a bit. And now what we have to do is do the same thing on this side. So we’re going to put this flap underneath this flap. So just open this up, this one flap here, and we’re just going to basically pull the model together and fold the flap back down. Once it’s like that, our model is complete!

70 thoughts on “Origami “Can Love be Squashed?” (Sy Chen) – Part 2

  1. i made it 😀 😀 <3
    i loved your directions you made it so simple and easy to follow!
    you have made my day thankyou! =]
    xx

  2. this is cool i thought it was going to be had but i guess not. you can really explain thinks thanks! 🙂

  3. If you can't do it, don't bash the person doing the origami. Try harder and pay close attention.

  4. (・з・)❤hi from japan! i just tried it out today! thank you;) keep it up! u r so nice sensei for the
    origami beginners for sure!!!

  5. congratz for those of you that finished for the rest of you throw away all of you origami paper
    @ ezorigami thank once again for a helpful video

  6. This is so easy and im 10 so thx gor the vid its really cool i wacted like all uour vids and there good so thx EzOrigami :{ )

  7. very simple instructions!! you just saved me a nice handful of cash! thank you and may you have a happy valentine's day!

  8. Lmao… people are freaking out. This tutorial is not bad. This seems to be relatively simple compared to a lot of others.

  9. Amazing tutorial it was easy to follow and it is really fun to play with You earned a new subscriber

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