How to Make Makigami Mushrooms

mushStart by making a Makigami stem out of a piece of newspaper as depicted above.  The stem will be very thick at one end, become thin quickly, and stay thin for most of its length.

 

While the stem is still moist, coil it onto itself starting with the thickest end.  Knead the resultant disc a bit and then tuck the narrow tip at the outside of the disc underneath when setting it down to dry.  Once its dry, glue a thick stem to the bottom and then paint it.

 

To learn how to make Makigami you’ll need “Advanced Origami Bonsai” available here on the home page.