An origami tiling project
This page shows you how to fold Verity's Kite from ordinary A4 photocopy paper and how to make many interesting patterns by fitting kites together. The patterns will work best if you fold the kites from several different colours of paper.
To begin this project you need at least one sheet of A4 paper and a flat hard surface to rest on. A table-top is ideal but a large book will do.
You make Verity's Kite by following the step-by-step folding instructions below. In each folding instruction the words in the middle of the page tell you exactly what to do.
The pictures on the left in the instructions below show you which part of the paper you need to move to make the fold, where it ends up and where the new crease will be. The folding movement is shown by a purple arrow and the position of the crease by a dotted green line.
The pictures on the right in the instructions below show what the paper should look like after you make the fold.
Creases you have already made are shown as grey lines.
This page and the design of Verity's Kite © David Mitchell 2000
You can also arrange Verity's Kites in another tiling pattern that doesn't have hidden triangles or hexagons. Try to work this one out for yourself.