I've tried this: This is a GREAT origami tutorial for a fox. It gets a little bit confusing, so I don't recommend it to total beginners, but ultimately it makes a cute origami fox that can stand up on its own.
"More modular origami today. This accordion structure is made from nine origami boxes which are connected to each other by inserting side flaps into side pockets, no adhesive needed. I have attached hardcovers to each end to make it more bookish.