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Origami: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Easy Origami Ghost Craft for Halloween
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween decoration.
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.
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 Playing the Korean Ddakji Game
Learn how to fold ddakji disks from origami paper and use them to play the traditonal ddakji Korean game.
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.
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 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.
DIY Easy Origami Birthday Card
Learn a simple technique for making an origami birthday card that is appropriate for both children and adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn How to Fold a Classic Paper Crane
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.
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.
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.
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.
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 a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
Learn why paper airplanes are great origami toys. Page 2.
How to Make an Origami Awareness Ribbon
Learn how to fold a simple origami awareness ribbon to show support for your favorite cause.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Dinosaur Origami
The origami Stegosaurus can be identified by the distractive plates on its back. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Easy Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make an Origami Pencil
Learn how to make an origami pencil and have some back to school fun with your kids.
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.
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.
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.
Origami Card Making Ideas
Card making projects are a great way to build your paper folding skills.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fold an Origami Jumping Frog
Origami jumping frogs are easy to make and fun for children to play with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Printable Origami Paper 6x6 Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy. All graphics are 6 inch by 6 inch square.
Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
Make your own cootie catcher paper toys with free printable origami paper designs from About Origami.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
7 Ways to Seal and Protect Your Origami
Learn what methods can be used to protect and preserve your favorite origami models.
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.
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.
A Brief Guide to the Different Types of Origami
Wet folding, a technique pioneered by Akira Yoshizawa, adds a new dimension to origami projects. Page 2.
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 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.
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.
Easy Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
Origami and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
Paper Folding in Korea
Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Paper folding remains an important part of Korean culture.
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 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.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
Read Up on the Fascinating History of Origami...
Learn how to fold a traditional dart paper airplane.
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.
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 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.
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 in the Media: Extra Gum Commercial...
Origami cranes are featured in a new Extra gum commercial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Origami Books
If you're having trouble deciding what origami book to buy, About Origami has a few recommendations for your personal library.
Interesting Facts About Origami
Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more interesting facts about origami.
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.
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.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
Easy DIY Origami Ice Cream Cone Craft
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute, calorie-free origami ice cream cone craft.
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.
7 Steps to Create a Stunning Origami Kusudama...
Learn how to create a pretty kusudama ball from 12 folded paper flowers.
Origami Boat Instructions
Learn how to make a traditional origami boat. This popular paper toy is a favorite of children during the summer months.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Pureland Origami?
Pureland origami, a type of paper folding created by British origami artist John Smith, makes origami accessible to a broader audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cool Paper Airplane Trivia
Test your paper airplane knowledge with a fun quiz from About Origami.
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.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Kirigami
Kirigami, the Japanese art of paper cutting, may be of interest if you enjoy folding origami models. Kirigami techniques are especially useful for creating unique pop-up cards for birthdays and other special occasions.
How to Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
Tea Bag Folding Instructions: Kite Fold...
Tea bag folding is an easy way to start making handmade cards. Many free tea bag folding patterns use the kite fold technique.
Using Origami Fortune Tellers to Help Autistic...
Origami fortune tellers can be used to help teach kids with autism important social skills.
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.
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.
Free Printable Origami Paper 4x4 Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy. All graphics are 4 inch by 4 inch square. Page 2.
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.
Origami in Art Therapy
Discover the many unique ways in which origami can be incorporated into an art therapy plan.
Show Your Love With an Origami Heart Envelope
Learn how to turn a decorated paper heart into a folded envelope that is perfect for Valentine's Day.
Origami Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.
How to Fold an Origami Witch
Learn how to fold an origami witch from a simple kite base. This is a great Halloween origami project for children.
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.
How to Make an Abstract Origami Kusudama Flower
This simple variation of the traditional origami kusudama flower results in an interesting bloom for origami flower arrangements.
How to Make a Beautiful Origami Crane Mobile
Cranes are one of the most popular origami designs of all time. Learn how to create a stunning origami crane mobile for your home.
Towel Origami on Carnival Cruise Ships
Learn how adorable towel origami animals came to be associated with Carnival Cruise Lines.
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.
How to Make an Origami Lotus Flower Photo Frame
Learn how to fold an origami lotus flower photo frame that makes a good Mother's Day gift for kids to make. This project is suitable for children ages eight and up.
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.
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.
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.
Surprise Dad With a Special Father's Day...
Learn how to design an origami shirt and tie card as a special Father's Day surprise. This project is suitable for paper folders ages eight and up.
About the Origami Kite Base
Discover what projects you can make using the origami kite base form.
Free Origami Online
Learn where to find printable origami paper, origami ebooks, and other great freebies for paper folding fans.
How to Make Origami Paper Baskets for Easter
Learn how to fold a simple paper basket for Easter using pretty patterned origami paper. Find easy step-by-step directions with photos here.
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.
Origami Printable Thanksgiving Cards to Make
Download an exclusive printable Thanksgiving card design from About Origami, featuring a classic folded paper leaf embellishment.
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.
Learn How to Make a Fancy Folded Napkin Crown
Discover how to create artistic folded napkin designs at home, using basic origami folding techniques.
Finish Off Your Table Setting With a Cute...
Learn how to fold a napkin origami bunny that stands upright next to your place setting.
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.
How to Fold an Origami Rooster
Learning how to fold an origami rooster is a good way to introduce younger paper folders to important concepts like the squash fold and inside reverse fold.
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.
Interview With Peter Engel
Peter Engel, architect and origami artist, shares his thoughts on the art of paper folding with the readers of About Origami.
How to Make Origami Boxes With Handles
Learn how to make tiny origami boxes from 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper.
Top 10 Origami Things to Make
This sideshow features 10 of About Origami's favorite beginner level projects complete with photos and folding instructions.
How to Make an Origami Flower Picture Frame
Origami flower picture frames are easy to make and a cute way to display your favorite photos.
A Guide to Origami Wet Folding
Wet folding is a technique used to sculpt paper and provide curves that would be possible using traditional origami. The technique was invented by Akira Yoshizawa.
Make a DIY Cruise Ship Style Towel Elephant at...
Learn how to create a cute folded towel elephant in 7 easy steps.
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.
Different Types of Origami Boxes
Origami boxes are easy to make, but very versatile.
How to Fold an Origami Wallet
Learn how kids can fold an easy origami wallet filled with homemade coupons to give as a special gift.
About the Origami Blintz Base
Learning the origami blintz base is a great way to improve your knowledge of the art of paper folding.
Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Home With These...
Discover tips to help you create your own cruise ship inspired towel origami animals at home.
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.
Modular Origami Frame
Learn how to make a modern looking modular origami frame to display your favorite photos.
Origami Teaching Tips
Get tips for beginning your first origami teaching experience. Learn how to choose an appropriate model to fold, how to set up your classroom, and how to provide positive feedback for your students.

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