One thing I learned is “origami paper” makes a huge difference! I have been using ordinary printer paper, 26 ozs I think, and it’s quite challenging for objects with many layers and folds, such as the tarantula. Someone gave me a couple of sheets of origami paper to fold the iris, and wow! It’s like switching from a Yugo to a Ferrari! 🙂
I taught myself how to fold the dragon from one already folded, and a couple of other intermediate folders followed along. I figured out most of the dragon but the legs were a little challenging. Somebody had brought a tablet so we looked up up the video on how to fold a dragon and followed that to do the legs.
I especially love the tarantula! The guy who taught it to us had it memorized!
The flower (an iris, I think) is from the same base as the taratula.