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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.
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.
Get Organized with a Masu Box Divider!
Learn how to make an awesome divider for your Origami Masu Box with this easy to follow step by step photo tutorial, makes a great gift box or organizer!
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 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 Money Origami Kusudama Flower
Learn how to adapt the kusudama flower instructions to make a money origami flower.
How to Make an Origami Masu Box
Learn how to fold an Origami Masu Box with this easy to follow step by step photo tutorial. This traditional box is among the simplest models 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.
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.
Read Up on the Fascinating History of Origami...
Learn about the classic dart paper plane and the paper airplane designs that have been inspired by this traditional paper toy.
DIY Easy Origami Birthday Card
Learn a simple technique for making an origami birthday card that is appropriate for both children and adults.
Easy Traditional Origami Fish Tutorial
Learn how to fold a easy origami fish! This traditional model uses one sheet of origami paper and takes just a couple of minutes! Great for kids.
Your Introduction to the History of Origami
Learn more about Golden Venture Folding, a type of 3D origami art that is made by interlocking hundreds of small folded triangles.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fox Box Tutorial!
Learn how to make this quick modular origami 'Fox Box'. Using three pieces of paper, it will take you no time to create several of these cool boxes!
Create your own beautiful lifelike paper flower...
Create your own beautiful lifelike paper flower sculptures with Benjamin John Coleman's new book, 'Origami Ikebana'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
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.
Learn how to make a cute Ice-cream out of paper!
Learn how to make a super cute origami ice-cream from two sheets of paper! This very easy so it's a perfect paper craft for kids!
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.
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.
Easy Origami Ghost Craft for Halloween
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween decoration.
How to make Origami Envelopes!
Save some money and give your letters and cards a personal touch by making some stylish origami envelopes.
Paper Folding in Korea
Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Paper folding remains an important part of Korean culture.
How to make an Origami Sail Boat!
This very simple traditional origami model makes a sweet decoration perfect at a kids party, great table place cards or use as a card embellishment!
5 Ways to Use Money Origami
Easy money origami figures make great gifts for many different occasions and folding money origami can be a wonderful way to expand your skills in the art of paper folding.
Origami and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
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 easy Origami Pinwheel Tutorial
Learn how to make an Origami Pinwheel, this is a really easy traditional origami model which only takes a couple of minutes!
Learn How to Fold a Classic Paper Crane
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Easy DIY Origami Ice Cream Cone Craft
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute, calorie-free origami ice cream cone craft.
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.
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.
Learn More About the Art of Napkin Folding
Napkin origami is a fun and entertaining way to add interest to your table settings.
Easy Origami Butterfly Tutorial
Learn how to fold an easy traditional origami butterfly!
How to make an easy Origami Swan!
Learn how to fold an Origami Swan with this easy step by step photo tutorial. This origami swan makes a great wedding decoration or chopstick holder.
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 Money Flowers
Learn how to make a simple money origami flower from four folded bills and a bit of wire.
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.
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 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.
Different Types of Origami Boxes
Origami boxes are easy to make, but very versatile.
Free Printable Origami Paper Letter Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy, available exclusively at 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.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
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.
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 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 Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
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.
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 Traditional Origami Menko Cards
Learn how to make some Traditional Origami Menko Cards with this easy to follow step by step tutorial. Menko is fun to play or just for decoration!
Learn how to make a cute little origami fish...
Learn how to make a cute little origami fish with this easy to follow step by step photo tutorial!
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 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.
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 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 square paper
Learn how to get a square of paper from rectangular paper in 2 easy steps. Learning this simple trick is a must especially when teaching kids origami!
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.
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 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.
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 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 an Easy Origami Rose
Learn how to fold a simple origami rose from square notepaper. This design uses the origami blintz base form.
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.
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 an Origami Pencil
Learn how to make an origami pencil and have some back to school fun with your kids.
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 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 Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.
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.
How to make an origami square letterfold!
Learn how to make an origami square letterfold, this traditional origami model is great as a way to send a note to your friends and loved ones!
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.
Learn How to Make a Fancy Folded Napkin Crown
Discover how to create artistic folded napkin designs at home, using basic origami folding techniques.
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 Fold an Origami Jumping Frog
Origami jumping frogs are easy to make and fun for children to play with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
Learn why children love making origami toys. Get instructions for how to make some of the most popular paper toys.
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.
Learn how to make a pretty Japanese paper...
Learn how to make a simple origami lantern, these can be hung up as pretty oriental decorations and are very easy to make! Make a Japanese Tanabata decoration!
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.
7 Steps to Create a Stunning Origami Kusudama...
Learn how to create a pretty kusudama ball from 12 folded paper flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
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.
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 Abstract Origami Kusudama Flower
This simple variation of the traditional origami kusudama flower results in an interesting bloom for origami flower arrangements.
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.
Christmas Origami Ideas
Get ideas for fun Christmas origami projects you can make by following the simple tutorials on About Origami.
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 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 Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
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 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.
How to make a Traditional Origami Star Box!
Learn how to make a Traditional Origami Star Box! This pretty box is great for presenting snacks or keeping trinkets and jewellery in!
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 Ideas for Valentine's Day Origami Projects
Learn how to fold fun Valentine's Day crafts from your favorite origami papers. Holiday origami is a great way to build your paper folding skills.
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.
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 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.
Finish Off Your Table Setting With a Cute...
Learn how to fold a napkin origami bunny that stands upright next to your place setting.
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.
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.
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 Fold an Origami Wallet
Learn how kids can fold an easy origami wallet filled with homemade coupons to give as a special gift.
Learn how to make an origami boat that is...
Learn how to make a pretty origami boat that can be used a dish to store jewellery or serve snacks at a party!
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.
Interesting Facts About Origami
Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more interesting facts 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.
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.
Origami Things to Make
An inspirational gallery of origami projects.
Learn how to make a cute little Origami Finger...
Learn how to make a cute little Origami Finger Puppet! You only need one piece of square paper. This is a traditional origami model, takes only a couple of minutes!
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.
How to Make an Origami Samurai Helmet
Learn how to fold a traditional origami samurai helmet. This design symbolizes strength and honor.
Four Point Star Origami Decoration
Learn how to make a festive four point star to use as a package topper, card embellishment, or party decoration. This origami star is especially pretty when folded from metallic gold or silver paper.
Best Origami Books
If you're having trouble deciding what origami book to buy, About Origami has a few recommendations for your personal library.
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.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Dinosaur Origami
Learn more about the art of folding origami dinosaurs.
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.
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.

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