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Origami: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Steps to Making an Origami Bookmark
Learn how to make origami bookmarks in this easy tutorial. This simple bookmark craft is a great choice for the beginning paper folder.
7 Steps to Playing the Korean Ddakji Game
Learn how to fold ddakji disks from origami paper and use them to play the traditonal ddakji Korean game.
Easy Origami Airplane Instructions
Learn how to make a simple paper airplane using basic origami techniques. The best paper airplane does not have to be difficult to fold.
7 Steps to a Pretty Origami Kusudama Flower
The kusudama flower is an easy origami project for people interested in learning more about the art of paper folding.
Easy Origami Christmas Card Ideas
Learn how to make easy origami Christmas cards featuring origami snowflakes and origami Christmas trees. Modular origami techniques make this a good project for beginning paper folders.
Learn All About the History of Origami
A brief history of origami reveals how this craft evolved from something suitable for formal Japanese ceremonies to a fun way for people of all ages to express their creativity.
DIY Easy Origami Birthday Card
Learn a simple technique for making an origami birthday card that is appropriate for both children and adults.
How to Make a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
Learn why paper airplanes are great origami toys. Page 2.
Learn How to Fold a Classic Paper Crane
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.
How to Make a Paper Santa With Your Kids
Learn how to make a paper Santa with this easy Christmas origami project. Children can complete this Santa origami in less than 15 minutes.
Free Origami Ebooks Make It Easy to Learn New...
Download free origami ebooks from the British Origami Society and other noteworthy origami enthusiasts. You can find free books for both beginning and experienced paper folders.
Your Introduction to the History of Origami
A collection of 3D origami tutorials to help you learn how to do Golden Venture Folding and create origami items like vases, swans, and more.
7 Steps for a Pretty Modular Origami Star
Use modular origami folding techniques to create festive stars for use as party decorations or card embellishments.
Learn How to Fold the Perfect Paper Airplane
Learn basic tips that will help you fold the perfect paper airplane. Impress your friends by folding a plane that flies higher and faster than the typical origami plane.
7 Steps to a Pretty Money Origami Kusudama Flower
Learn how to adapt the kusudama flower instructions to make a money origami flower.
How to Make an Origami Heart
Learn how to fold an origami heart for Valentine's Day with these easy to follow instructions. This is an intermediate design with photos.
1,000 Paper Cranes
Learn more about the legend of the 1,000 paper cranes and how the senbazuru is used in fundraising and public awareness campaigns.
5 Ways to Use Money Origami
A bouquet of money origami flowers is sure to be appreciated when it's given as a birthday gift. Page 4.
How to Fold an Origami Money Tree
Learn how to fold an origami money tree. This model works especially well as a Christmas gift. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Easy Origami for Kids
Finding easy origami for kids isn't difficult. Learn how to select the best simple origami projects and how to teach basic origami folds to young crafters.
Learn How to Make a Money Origami Wreath
A money origami wreath offers a fun yet memorable way to present a cash gift. Change the bill denominations as needed to accommodate your budget.
How to Make Easy Origami Christmas Decorations
Learn how to make an easy origami Christmas decoration to hang on your tree or in your windows.
Your Guide to Sadako and the Thousand Paper...
Learn more about the children's book by Eleanor Coerr that has inspired millions to want to know about origami in Japanese culture.
Akira Yoshizawa Origami Biography
Akira Yoshizawa's biography reveals why he was such a key figure in the development of origami. People interested in origami background and history will want to take note of his many accomplishments.
A Brief History of Paper Airplanes
Learn about how the hobby of making paper airplanes has changed over the years, from ancient China to Da Vinci to WWII and modern times.
How to Make an Origami Ninja Star
Origami ninja stars are popular paper toys for children, but this versatile modular origami design can be used in a number of craft projects.
How to Make a Money Origami Airplane
Learn how to make a simple money origami airplane. This easy dollar origami model is great for leaving as a tip at a restaurant or giving as a gift to a young child.
Dollar Origami Bracelet Instructions
Learn how to fold a money origami bracelet made with interlocking links. The bracelet can be made to fit children as well as adults, making it the perfect gift idea.
How to Fold an Origami Heart Bookmark
An origami heart bookmark is an easy origami project that is perfect for Valentine's Day. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Easy Origami Star Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami star with this simple paper folding instructions suitable for children ages six and up.
How to Make an Origami Envelope with Regular...
Learn how to fold a small origami envelope from a single sheet of 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch letter size paper. Find step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Directory of Free Printable Origami Fortune...
Learn where to find the best free printable origami fortune teller designs online, including holiday themed cootie catchers and paper games for the classroom.
7 Ways to Seal and Protect Your Origami
Learn what methods can be used to protect and preserve your favorite origami models.
Origami Lucky Star Instructions
Origami lucky stars, sometimes called origami wishing stars, are often given as a gift for a wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion.
Fold a Colorful Origami Top
Learn how to make a colorful paper top using three sheets of square origami paper. This easy origami project is a fun paper toy for children to make.
Easy Origami Ghost Craft for Halloween
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween decoration.
How to Make a Money Origami Ninja Star
How to fold an origami ninja star out of money to leave as a tip or give as a special gift. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Make a Cute Origami Cupcake Birthday Card for...
Learn how to make a simple origami birthday card with a cupcake embellishment. This is the perfect craft for little paper folders.
Easy Christmas Tree Origami
Christmas tree origami offers a quick and easy way to add a dose of holiday cheer to your home. Paper Christmas trees can also be used to decorate origami Christmas cards.
Origami Card Making Ideas
Make origami birthday cards using About Origami's simple tutorial. Page 2.
7 Simple Steps to An Adorable Money Origami Bunny
A money bunny is fun to fold and a cute Easter origami project to give to a child. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Origami Gift Card Envelope
Learn how to make an origami gift card envelope for Christmas that doubles as an ornament for your tree. Easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Make a Simple Origami Box from Letter Sized Paper
Learn how to make an easy origami box from a single sheet of 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper. Find step-by-step instructions and photos here.
8 DIY Origami Projects for Your Wedding
Origami wedding favors and decorations are affordable and distinctive additions to your wedding celebration. Follow the links to find instructions and photos.
Origami Paper Flowers
Learn how to identify and fold some of the most popular types of origami flowers, including the origami lily, origami kusudama flower, and Kawasaki rose.
Easy Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
Easy Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
Paper Airplanes That Loop
Learn the proper throwing technique for making a paper airplane loop and review stunt plane models that are best suited for paper airplane tricks.
Origami Christmas Ornament Instructions
Learn how to make origami Christmas ornaments that look like sparkling stars by combining copy paper, glitter glue, and curling ribbon.
Interesting Facts About Origami
Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more interesting facts about origami.
How Many Times Can You Fold Paper?
You can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times, but altering the size and thickness of the paper gives you a little more flexibility with your folds.
Free Printable Origami Paper 6x6 Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy. All graphics are 6 inch by 6 inch square.
Origami Lily Flower Instructions
Learn how to fold your own origami lily flower. This is a very popular paper folding project because you can fold a single bloom or make your own arrangement of pretty origami flowers.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
How to Make an Origami Cone
Learn how to fold an origami cone. This easy origami project can be used as a holder for snacks, a hat for a child's stuffed animal, or a cheerful holiday decoration.
Use the Helmet Base to Make an Easy Origami Fish
Learn how to modify the instructions for a traditional origami samurai helmet to make a cute little paper fish. This easy origami craft is perfect for children or adult beginners.
How to Make an Origami Pencil
Learn how to make an origami pencil and have some back to school fun with your kids.
Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
Make your own cootie catcher paper toys with free printable origami paper designs from About Origami.
Paper Folding in China
In China, the art of folding paper is referred to as zhezhi. Learn more about how the Chinese culture has contributed to modern understanding of origami.
How to Make a Money Origami Shirt
Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to fold a cute money origami shirt. This is a good project for children, as well as adult beginners.
Money Origami Heart Instructions
Learn a simple technique for folding a money origami heart. The money origami heart instructions in this tutorial can be completed in five minutes or less.
Check Out This Easy Way to Jazz Up Your Dinner...
Learn a folding technique for hemstitch dinner napkins to add style to any place setting. The design uses the traditional origami blintz base form.
Origami Printable Thanksgiving Cards to Make
Download an exclusive printable Thanksgiving card design from About Origami, featuring a classic folded paper leaf embellishment.
Napkin Origami: Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds
Learn the basics of napkin origami from Denise Vivaldo's Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds.
Origami in the Media: Extra Gum Commercial...
Origami cranes are featured in a new Extra gum commercial.
Paper Folding in Korea
Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Paper folding remains an important part of Korean culture.
Types of Origami Folds
Learning how to identify the most common origami folds is an essential part of becoming proficient in the art of paper folding.
Where to Get Origami Paper
There are many ways to find cheap or free origami paper to use for your designs. Be creative and use different kinds of paper and materials.
How to Make an Origami Flower Box
Origami flower boxes are a beautiful way to present candy or small gifts for special occassions such as Valentine's Day.
Discover How Origami Techniques Influence...
The same techniques used to fold paper have been used to create a wide arrange of origami inspired runway looks from designers such as Issey Miyake, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, and Proenza Schouler.
Origami and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
Modular 16 Point Origami Star
Learn how to fold a 16 point star using modular origami techniques. This design can be used as a Christmas tree ornament, a photo frame, or a large holiday wreath.
Read Up on the Fascinating History of Origami...
The classic dart paper airplane has many variations.
How to Fold an Origami Jumping Frog
Origami jumping frogs are easy to make and fun for children to play with.
How to Make an Origami Folder
An origami folder is an easy origami project that kids can make to provide a space for storing flash cards or printable card games.
How to Make an Easy Origami Rose
Learn how to fold a simple origami rose from square notepaper. This design uses the origami blintz base form.
Origami Turkey Instructions
Celebrate Thanksgiving by folding an easy origami turkey using the kite base form. This origami bird is a great Thanksgiving Day project for paper folders of all ages.
Origami Wreath Instructions
Learn how to fold an origami wreath. These origami wreath instructions are easy to follow and provide a good introduction to the basics of modular origami.
How to Make Square Origami Paper
Learn an easy method of making square origami paper from a sheet of printer paper. This is a handy trick to know when working with printable origami paper designs.
Origami Picture Frames
Learn how to make mini picture frames from your favorite origami paper. Origami pictures frames are a good project for beginning paper folders.
How to Make 3D Origami Units
The 3D origami units used in Golden Venture folding can be combined in an endless number of ways. Learn how to fold the units so you can start making your own 3D origami models.
Origami Dove Printable Christmas Card
Download exclusive printable papers and learn how to create a pretty origami dove Christmas card.
A Brief Guide to the Different Types of Origami
Learn more about the many different types of origami that you can enjoy as you develop your folding skills.
How to Throw an Origami Party
Get tips on how to share your love of paper folding with your friends by throwing an origami theme party. The origami party theme works well for many different types of celebrations.
How to Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
Top 10 Origami Things to Make
This sideshow features 10 of About Origami's favorite beginner level projects complete with photos and folding instructions.
Turn an Origami Balloon into a Halloween Pumpkin
Learn how to make a simple origami balloon that can be used as the basis for several different paper folding projects.
Origami Cupcakes: Unique Cupcake Decorating Ideas
Get unique cupcake decorating ideas that incorporate your favorite paper folding projects, including an easy way to make square cupcakes.
Tips to Help You Learn How to Fold Origami Models
About Origami provides an overview of the resources that are available for the beginning paper folder who wants to learn origami online.
A Guide to Understanding Origami Diagrams
A brief guide to some of the common symbols and terms you can expect to find in origami diagrams.
How to Make an Easy Origami Booklet
This origami project has many different applications, ranging from scrapbooks to greeting cards. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Easy DIY Origami Ice Cream Cone Craft
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute, calorie-free origami ice cream cone craft.
7 Steps to Create a Pretty Folded Towel Swan
Learn how to fold a towel origami swan like the ones seen in cruise ships and luxury hotels.
Easy Napkin Origami for a Formal Table
Learn how to create two basic napkin folding designs that are perfect for a formal table.
How to Make an Easy Exploding Box Card
Most versions of the exploding box card are quite time consuming, but these paper origami exploding boxes are easy to make in 30 minutes or less. You can use them to hold small gifts for birthdays and other special occasions requiring a simple origami box.
8 Steps to the Cutest Origami Card for Your...
Learn how to make a cute origami Valentine card by combining two basic origami projects into one special greeting card design.
How to Make an Origami Awareness Ribbon
Learn how to fold a simple origami awareness ribbon to show support for your favorite cause.
Make a DIY Cruise Ship Style Towel Elephant at...
Learn how to create a cute folded towel elephant in 7 easy steps.
Origami Boat Instructions
Learn how to make a traditional origami boat. This popular paper toy is a favorite of children during the summer months.
Towel Origami on Carnival Cruise Ships
Learn how adorable towel origami animals came to be associated with Carnival Cruise Lines.
Origami Crown Instructions
Learning how to make an origami crown is a great way to teach children simple origami concepts. Origami hats like the paper crown are easy to make and fun for kids to play with.
The Beauty of Folding Chiyogami Paper
Chiyogami paper, also known as yuzen, is a special type of Japanese handmade paper used for multiple craft projects. Chiyogami origami paper works well for folding cranes and abstract or geometric models.
Learn How to Fold a Self Closing Origami Gift Box
A self closing origami box made from a single sheet of square paper is a thoughtful way to package a small gift, such as a pair of earrings or a bar of homemade soap.
Learn More About the Art of Napkin Folding
Ironing and starching your napkins gives your folded designs a neat appearance.
How to Make Money Flowers
Learn how to make a simple money origami flower from four folded bills and a bit of wire.
Types of Origami Bases
This guide will help you understand some of the most popular origami base forms used in paper folding projects for beginners.
Make a Money Origami Peacock in 6 Easy Steps
Money origami peacocks are quick to fold, making them the perfect choice for leaving a special tip for your restaurant server.
Best Origami Books
If you're having trouble deciding what origami book to buy, About Origami has a few recommendations for your personal library.
How to Make a Money Origami Heart Bookmark
A money origami heart bookmark is cute, practical, and easy to fold.
Free Origami Online
Learn where to find printable origami paper, origami ebooks, and other great freebies for paper folding fans.
Learn How to Make a Fancy Folded Napkin Crown
Discover how to create artistic folded napkin designs at home, using basic origami folding techniques.
An Introduction to the Art of Folding Paper
If you're interested in how to make origami things, this slideshow provides a brief introduction to the art of folding paper.
How to Make an Origami Diamond Picture Frame
Learn how to fold an origami picture frame with two diamond shaped openings. This frame is a practical origami project that can be adapted to fit any home decor scheme.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
Origami Butterfly Instructions
It is not difficult to make a simple origami butterfly. The origami butterfly instructions in this tutorial are suitable for children ages 6 and up.
6 Easy Steps to a Stunning DIY Origami Bouquet
Learn how to create an origami bouquet of pretty paper flowers for a wedding or other special occasion.
Folding Origami Lovebirds
Learn how to make a cute card for Valentine's Day by folding an easy origami lovebird. This is a fun project for children ages eight and up.
How to Make an Origami Skull Mask
An origami skull mask is an easy craft for kids to make to celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead.
Fabric Origami Supplies and Tools
Fabric origami offers an interesting variation on traditional paper folding. Learn what tools and supplies you will need to begin making fabric origami models such as a fabric origami box or fabric origami flower.
Mind the Gap and Other Helpful Origami Tips
If you’re a paper folding novice, About Origami is here to share some helpful tips to keep in mind as you’re working on your first few models.
Learn How to Make a Cute Modular Origami...
Learn how to use modular origami techniques to construct a pretty storage box for your home organizing needs.
Star Wars Origami Resources
Learn where to find the best Star Wars origami books, free printables, and online diagrams.
How to Make an Origami Swan
Learn how to fold a simple origami swan. This traditional design is a great project for beginners. Find step-by-step instructions and photos here.
7 Steps to Create a Stunning Origami Kusudama...
Learn how to create a pretty kusudama ball from 12 folded paper flowers.
Free Printable Origami Paper Letter Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy, available exclusively at About Origami.
Origami Clubs, Associations, and Groups
Origami is practiced by people all around the world. Origami clubs, groups, societies, and associations let people join together to share their love of paper folding.
How to Fold an Origami Dinosaur
Learn how to fold an origami Omeisaurus, a dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period.
How to Make an Origami Pinwheel
This origami model does a great job of showcasing the pattern of your origami paper. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
Make an Origami Medallion
Get instructions to make origami medallions for your handmade greeting cards. This paper origami project is easy to fold and can be adapted to design cards for any occasion.
Origami in Education
Doing origami with your kids is a great way to help them build the skills they need to excel in the classroom. Origami teaches patience and creativity while helping to set the foundation for the STEM skills needed in high school and college.
Origami Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.
See Who Can Make the Best Paper Airplane
A paper airplane contest provides a chance for folders to see who can create the perfect paper airplane.
Different Types of Origami Boxes
Origami gift boxes are perfect for giving jewelry and other small gifts. Page 2.
5 Ways to Make Awesome Origami
Learning how to make awesome origami takes lots of practice, but the job will be easier if you keep in mind some basic tips.
Christmas Origami Ideas
Origami stars make for festive holiday window decorations. Page 6.
An Introduction to Dinosaur Origami
The origami Stegosaurus can be identified by the distractive plates on its back. Page 4.
Origami Crane Variations
The traditional origami crane design has been adapted to fit many projects, ranging from clever origami crane envelopes to festive origami crane party favor boxes.
How to Fold an Origami Easter Egg Cup
Learn how to make a pretty origami Easter egg cup to display your decorated eggs. Kids can fold the cups to use as place cards during the holiday meal.
Cool Paper Airplane Trivia
Test your paper airplane knowledge with a fun quiz from About Origami.
Origami Ikebana Gives Us a New Way to Display...
In Origami Ikebana, Benjamin John Coleman introduces us to this beautiful art form by showcasing ikebana arrangements made with folded paper flowers.
Learn What You Can Make With the Origami Square...
Discover what projects you can make using the origami square base form.
Origami Things to Make
An inspirational gallery of origami projects.
Paper Folding in Japan
The fascinating history of origami in Japan shows how the art of paper folding has evolved over time.
Origami Cat Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami cat from a single sheet of colored origami paper.
How to Fold an Origami Paper Doll
Learn how to make an origami paper doll that you can decorate as desired. These handmade paper dolls are an excellent addition to any child's dollhouse.
How to Make an Origami Cootie Catcher
Learn how to fold an origami fortune teller, also known as an origami fortune teller. This traditional design is one of the most popular paper toys for children.
John Szinger's Amazing Origami Animal Sculptures
In Origami Animal Sculpture, John Szinger illustrates the attention to detail that is the hallmark of his work.
Fancy Money Origami from the Tooth Fairy
Learn how to fold a money origami heart that can hold a quarter in the middle. It's perfect for the tooth fairy to leave under a child's pillow!
How to Make an Origami Suncatcher
The translucent properties of colored tissue paper make it possible to create a beautiful origami suncatcher with a few basic folds.
German Contributions to Origami
Learn more about the various German contributions to the modern craft of origami, including Froebel stars and Waldorf window stars.

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