Ideas and Inspiration
By Dana Hinders
Everything you need to know before you begin folding your first model.
- A Brief History of Origami
- What Are the Different Types of Origami?
- An Introduction to the Art of Folding Paper
- Understanding Origami Diagrams
- Origami in Education
Learn how to identify and fold the most common origami bases.
- Types of Origami Bases
- About the Origami Kite Base
- About the Origami Blintz Base
- About the Origami Balloon Base
- About the Origami Organ Base
Free Origami Paper Downloads
Free printable origami paper from About Origami. Save your favorite designs and print them as many times as you want for all of your paper folding projects.
- Letter Size Origami Paper
- 4x4 Origami Paper
- 6x6 Origami Paper
- Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
- Freebies for Paper Folding Fans
Origami Project Ideas
Get ideas for your next paper folding project, regardless of your origami skill level.
- Top 10 Origami Things to Make
- How to Make a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
- Origami Paper Flowers
- Different Types of Origami Boxes
Ideas for simple gifts and decor items you can make to celebrate your favorite holidays.
- Easy Ideas for Valentine's Day Origami Projects
- Easter Origami Project Ideas
- Halloween Origami Craft Ideas
- Christmas Origami Ideas
Tea Bag Folding
Tea bag folding is a form of origami commonly used to decorate handmade cards.
- An Introduction to Tea Bag Folding
- 10 Tips for Easy Tea Bag Folding
- Tea Bag Folding Instructions: Kite Fold Medallions
- Tea Bag Folding Instructions: Pentagon Fold Medallions
Tips to help you take your paper folding skills to the next level.