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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Steps to a Pretty Money Origami Kusudama Flower
Learn how to adapt the kusudama flower instructions to make a money origami flower.
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.
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.
How to Make a Book Origami Picture Frame
Recycled book crafts such as an origami picture frame are a clever way to repurpose your favorite books.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Printable Origami Paper 6x6 Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy. All graphics are 6 inch by 6 inch square.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
Origami Card Making Ideas
Card making projects are a great way to build your paper folding skills.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Origami Things to Make
The origami fortune teller is the first model many people learn to fold. Page 2.
A Brief Guide to the Different Types of Origami
Towel origami is often used in hotels and on cruise ships. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Ways to Seal and Protect Your Origami
Learn what methods can be used to protect and preserve your favorite origami models.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
How to Make a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
Learn why paper airplanes are great origami toys. Page 2.
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.
Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
Make your own cootie catcher paper toys with free printable origami paper designs from About Origami.
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 Letter Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy, available exclusively at About Origami. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Interesting Facts About Origami
Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more interesting facts about origami.
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.
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.
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.
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 Korea
Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Paper folding remains an important part of Korean culture.
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.
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 and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
Learn How to Make a Fancy Folded Napkin Crown
Discover how to create artistic folded napkin designs at home, using basic origami folding techniques.
Read Up on the Fascinating History of Origami...
Using square paper adds a new dimension to the classic dart airplane.
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 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.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
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 Make an Origami Shamrock
Learn how to make an origami shamrock from the boat base form. This design can be used to decorate a St. Patrick's Day card or treat box.
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.
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 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.
Towel Origami on Carnival Cruise Ships
Learn how adorable towel origami animals came to be associated with Carnival Cruise Lines.
German Contributions to Origami
Learn more about the various German contributions to the modern craft of origami, including Froebel stars and Waldorf window stars.
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.
Easy Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
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.
Origami in the Media: Extra Gum Commercial...
Origami cranes are featured in a new Extra gum commercial.
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 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.
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.
Easy Origami Ghost Craft for Halloween
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween 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 Awareness Ribbon
Learn how to fold a simple origami awareness ribbon to show support for your favorite cause.
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.
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 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.
Easy DIY Origami Ice Cream Cone Craft
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute, calorie-free origami ice cream cone craft.
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 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.
Easy Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
Free Origami Online
Learn where to find printable origami paper, origami ebooks, and other great freebies for paper folding fans.
7 Steps to Create a Stunning Origami Kusudama...
Learn how to create a pretty kusudama ball from 12 folded paper flowers.
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.
How to Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
How to Make a Money Origami Heart Bookmark
A money origami heart bookmark is cute, practical, and easy to fold.
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.
Easy Napkin Origami for a Formal Table
Learn how to create two basic napkin folding designs that are perfect for a formal table.
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 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 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.
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.
An Introduction to the Art of Folding Paper
Money origami provides an interesting alternative way to enjoy the art of folding paper.
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.
Cool Paper Airplane Trivia
Test your paper airplane knowledge with a fun quiz from About Origami.
How to Make an Origami Easter Bunny Finger Puppet
Learn how to make an origami Easter Bunny finger puppet. This simple paper folding project is a good introduction to origami for preschool children and kids in the early elementary grades.
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.
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 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.
Paper Folding in Japan
The fascinating history of origami in Japan shows how the art of paper folding has evolved over time.
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.
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 Money Flowers
Learn how to make a simple money origami flower from four folded bills and a bit of wire.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Origami Cup Hanging Wall Storage
Learn how to use the instructions for how to make an origami cup to create your own hanging wall storage solution.
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.
What Is Storigami?
Storigami is a unique way to teach origami to children by combining paper folding with engaging stories.
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.
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.
Folded Paper Game Ideas
Origami cootie catchers, also known as paper fortune tellers, are one of the most common types of paper folding games. Page 2.
Different Types of Origami Boxes
Origami boxes are easy to make, but very versatile.
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.
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.
Differences Between Kirigami and Origami
Explore the differences between kirigami and origami as forms of creative paper art.
Origami Purse Tutorial
An origami coin purse is easy to fold and can be customized to fit any sense of style, making it the ideal first project for a young girl interested in learning origami.
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.
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 Origami Skull Mask
An origami skull mask is an easy craft for kids to make to celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead.
11 Creative Origami Folds for Easter
A money bunny is fun to fold and a cute Easter origami project to give to a child.
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.
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 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.
Star Wars Folded Flyers: A Review
Learn more about why Star Wars Folded Flyers is a necessity for any Star Wars fan who wants to learn more about origami.
Easy Origami: A Review
Follow-the-Directions: Easy Origami from Scholastic gives young children the confidence they need to master basic origami projects while developing fine motor skills and enhanced reading abilities.
Origami Four Leaf Clovers Bring Good Luck on...
Learn how to make an origami four leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day by using modular origami techniques to join together four folded heart shapes.
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.
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.
How to Make Origami Boxes With Handles
Learn how to make tiny origami boxes from 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper.
Origami Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.

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