Step 8: Now, this step was my major innovation, the “snake eating its own tail” fold. Jam one end of the flat tube into the other end, making a triangle where the bottom left angle is about 65°
Step 7: Make a fold/crease that is one inch long
Step 5: unfold the top half completely
Step 3: use the middle crease to keep everything lined up, and fold both sides inward
Step 2: fold magazine page in half to crease the middle, then unfold
Step 12: Watch some videos! For example, below is an origami video that a friend made. His success inventing an improved bootleg CD envelope inspired me to invent this smartphone stand...
Instructions to make a simple origami stand for a smartphone / phablet / iphone /mobile phone using a page from a magazine.
Imagine you’re on a flight and want to watch a movie on your phablet/smartphone. Rather than hold onto your gadget the entire flight, why not put down your tray table and make a disposable stand, using the amazing technique of origami?
This set of instructions will show you how to make an origami stand, using materials readily available: an in-flight magazine and your fingers.
No prior origami experience or expertise required!
Includes an amazing origami fold of my own invention: the innovative "snake eating its own tail" fold!
Watch the video on youtube, follow the instructions below or buy my affordable Amazon Kindle book so you can access on a plane without WiFi...
Step 1: carefully remove a page out of a complimentary in-flight magazine/ shopping catalog
Step 9: Fold the bottom right tip about ¼ inch, creating an angled flap
Step 4: fold the top and bottom again
Step 10: Rest your phablet / smartphone on the stand
Step 6 : roll the bottom half up into the top half. It should look like a flat tube
Step 11: Have you thought about how you will access these instructions while on a plane? Buy my Kindle book from Amazon.com for just a couple of bucks then you can review all the steps without needing an Internet connection!