Mar 3, 2009
Toilet Paper Origami (also called toilegami) is the origami-style folding of toilet paper, seen in many luxurious hotels, spas, or even institutions of fine dining. In Japan, this form of origami is incredibly popular.
Most of the time, people tend to think of TP origami as the end of a roll of toilet paper taking the form of a triangle, however, some people have gotten even more creative, opting instead to create clamshell or fan shaped designs. Some origami enthusiasts have even go so far as to create flowers, boats, and butterflies at the end of a roll as a display of art form. Here’s how to do one fancy trick that’s sure to spruce up any bathroom:
The Pleated Fold
1.With the toilet paper still attached to the roll, pull out about 2 or 3 squares worth of Toilet Paper and stretch it towards you. Fold raw edge under about ½”.
2.Continue to fold the TP in an up-and-down, accordion fashion. Make at least 7 to 10 folds, the more the better. Compress the pleats into a tight stack.
3.Fold the stack of pleats in half towards you.
4.Squeeze the stack together pressing the creases firmly.
5.Release the stack of pleats and allow the folds to relax. Find the two pleats that are closest to one another (shown with arrow).
6.Expanded view; only two layers shown: Hold the two layers closest to one another and fold the corner to form a small triangle. Fold this corner once more to lock the two halves together.
7.Gently layer the pleated TP onto the roll. Arrange and fluff the TP until you have an inverted fan-like structure.