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Origami: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Origami and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
DIY Easy Origami Birthday Card
Learn a simple technique for making an origami birthday card that is appropriate for both children and adults.
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.
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 DIY Origami Ice Cream Cone Craft
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute, calorie-free origami ice cream cone craft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
How to Make Origami Lucky Stars
Origami lucky stars, sometimes called origami wishing stars, are often given as a gift for a wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion.
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 Steps to a Pretty Money Origami Kusudama Flower
Learn how to adapt the kusudama flower instructions to make a money origami flower.
Learn How to Fold a Classic Paper Crane
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Origami in the Media: Extra Gum Commercial...
Origami cranes are featured in a new Extra gum commercial.
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.
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.
Origami Card Making Ideas
Card making projects are a great way to build your paper folding skills.
Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric...
Origami tessellations are a fascinating subset of paper folding. This unique approach to origami was pioneered by artists such as Eric Gjerde and Robert J. Lang.
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.
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.
Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
Make your own cootie catcher paper toys with free printable origami paper designs from About Origami.
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 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 Ghost Craft for Halloween
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween decoration.
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.
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 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.
Interesting Facts About Origami
Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more interesting facts about origami.
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.
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.
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 a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
Learn why paper airplanes are great origami toys. Page 2.
How to Make an Origami Pencil
Learn how to make an origami pencil and have some back to school fun with your kids.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Napkin Origami for a Formal Table
Learn how to create two basic napkin folding designs that are perfect for a formal table.
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.
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.
7 Ways to Seal and Protect Your Origami
Learn what methods can be used to protect and preserve your favorite origami models.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
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 Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
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.
Paper Folding in Korea
Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Paper folding remains an important part of Korean culture.
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.
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 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.
Free Origami Online
Learn where to find printable origami paper, origami ebooks, and other great freebies for paper folding fans.
Cool Paper Airplane Trivia
Test your paper airplane knowledge with a fun quiz from About Origami.
How to Fold an Origami Dinosaur
Learn how to fold an origami Omeisaurus, a dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period.
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 Skull Mask
An origami skull mask is an easy craft for kids to make to celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead.
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 Origami Awareness Ribbon
Learn how to fold a simple origami awareness ribbon to show support for your favorite cause.
Easy Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
How to Fold 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.
Make a DIY Cruise Ship Style Towel Elephant at...
Learn how to create a cute folded towel elephant in 7 easy steps.
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.
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.
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.
Design a Pretty Fabric Origami Brooch
Learn how to create a pretty origami brooch using fabric scraps and basic folding techniques. No sewing machine is required!
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 6.
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.
Duct Tape Origami? Here's What You Need to Know
Learn how to use colorful decorative duct tape to create durable, water resistant origami models.
Read Up on the Fascinating History of Origami...
Learn how to fold a traditional dart paper airplane.
Origami Boat Instructions
Learn how to make a traditional origami boat. This popular paper toy is a favorite of children during the summer months.
Origami Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.
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.
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.
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.
Make a Modular Origami Triangle Box in 6 Easy...
Learn how to create a unique decorative triangle box from three squares of origami paper.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
Origami Dove Printable Christmas Card
Download exclusive printable papers and learn how to create a pretty origami dove Christmas card.
Origami Printable Thanksgiving Cards to Make
Download an exclusive printable Thanksgiving card design from About Origami, featuring a classic folded paper leaf embellishment.
Tomoko Fuse Origami Biography
Learn more about Tomoko Fuse and her contributions to the art of modular origami.
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.
How to Make Money Flowers
Learn how to make a simple money origami flower from four folded bills and a bit of wire.
Differences Between Kirigami and Origami
Explore the differences between kirigami and origami as forms of creative paper art.
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.
Interview With Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz
Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz, CEO of Origami Salami, is passionate about using paper folding to encourage students to study STEM.
9 Steps to Make an Easy Origami Dog
A standing origami dog can be made in about five minutes, even if you have no previous origami experience.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
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.
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 Paper Into Thirds
Learn a simple math formula that can be used to fold paper into thirds when you are making your favorite origami models.
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 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.
Origami Crease Patterns
Origami crease patterns, in addition to being beautiful works of art, tell a story of their own about the magic of paper folding.
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.
An Introduction to Dinosaur Origami
The T.rex is a classic origami dinosaur model. Page 2.
Best Origami Books
If you're having trouble deciding what origami book to buy, About Origami has a few recommendations for your personal library.
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 a Money Origami Heart Bookmark
A money origami heart bookmark is cute, practical, and easy to fold.
Origami Things to Make
An inspirational gallery of origami projects.
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.
7 Steps to Making an Origami Mother's Day Card
A handmade Mother's Day card featuring an origami tulip is a simple craft for kids to make to show Mom how much they care.
How to Make a 4x6 Photo Storage Envelope
Learn how to fold a 4x6 envelope from a sheet of patterned scrapbook paper. This envelope is great for mailing photos, as well as party invitations and recipe cards.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About the Origami Blintz Base
Learning the origami blintz base is a great way to improve your knowledge of the art of paper folding.
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.
Learn to Fold a Pretty Paper House
Learn how to make a simple origami paper house for use as a children's toy or decoration for your home.
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.
Origami Cat Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami cat from a single sheet of colored origami paper.
4 DIY Origami Projects for the Nursery
Origami garlands add color to even the smallest nursery.
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.
Learn How to Fold a Cute Origami Money Crane
Learn an easy way to modify the instructions for the traditional paper origami crane to make a tiny money origami crane.
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.
Create a Simple Folded Paper Heart in 6 Steps
In just six steps, you can design a pretty folded paper heart from a single sheet of square paper.
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