Umbrella v1

DesignedApr 2015
Crease PatternYes

I created this umbrella as a prop to accompany my Big Totoro v1 model. When designing this model, I had a few requirements: a long, thin handle; a color-changed grip; and simplicity. My first attempt involved forming the handle from the paper's center and the canopy from the edges. Unfortunately, this placement made the handle too thick. So, for this version, the handle comes from one corner and the umbrella top from the opposite corner.

The 20-inch square of paper I used is four 10-inch squares taped together to form one sheet since I didn't have my desired color and size of paper.