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Origami: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Make a 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 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 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.
Decorate Your Home with a Beautiful Origami...
Cranes are one of the most popular origami designs of all time. Learn how to create a stunning origami crane mobile for your home.
3D Origami Art
Learn where to find 3D origami tutorials online. Page 4.
How to Make 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.
How to Make a Money Origami Kusudama Flower
Learn how to adapt the kusudama flower instructions to make a money origami flower.
How to Make an Origami Kusudama Flower
The kusudama flower is an easy origami project for people interested in learning more about the art of paper folding.
How to Play the Korean Ddakji Game
Learn how to fold ddakji disks from origami paper and use them to play the traditonal ddakji Korean game.
A Guide to Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Learn more about the children's book by Eleanor Coerr that has inspired millions to want to know about origami in Japanese culture.
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.
How to Fold an Easy Origami Box
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.
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.
About the Dart Paper Plane
Learn how to fold a traditional dart paper airplane. Page 2.
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.
A Brief 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 Envelope from Letter Size Paper
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.
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 Birthday Card
Learn a simple technique for making an origami birthday card that is appropriate for both children and adults. Click the photos to view full size.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
How to Make a Simple Paper Airplane
Learn how to make a simple paper airplane using basic origami techniques. The best paper airplane does not have to be difficult to fold.
Origami Crane Instructions
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Easter Origami Project Ideas
Learn what easy origami projects are appropriate for making your own paper Easter decorations. Get ideas for colorful and fun Easter decorations.
How to Fold an Origami Heart
Learn how to fold an origami heart for Valentine's Day crafts with these easy to follow instructions.
Easy Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
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.
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 Fold an Origami Jumping Frog
Origami jumping frogs are easy to make and fun for children to play with.
Origami for Weddings
Origami wedding favors and decorations are cheap additions as a special touch to your wedding celebration. Follow 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.
Origami Gift Card Envelope
Learn how to make an origami gift card envelope that doubles as a cute ornament for your tree. This Christmas origami project is a unique way to present a gift card to a friend or family member.
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.
Free Printable Origami Paper 6x6 Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy. All graphics are 6 inch by 6 inch square.
Easy Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
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 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.
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 Lily Flower Instructions
Learn how to fold your own origami lily flower. This is a very popular paper folding project because you can fold a single bloom or make your own arrangement of pretty origami flowers.
How to Make an 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.
Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
Make your own cootie catcher paper toys with free printable origami paper designs from About Origami.
A Brief History of Paper Airplanes
Learn about how the hobby of making paper airplanes has changed over the years.
Interesting Facts About Origami
Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more interesting facts about origami.
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.
Origami Card Making Ideas
Card making projects are a great way to build your paper folding skills.
How to Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
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 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 a Cute Origami Valentine Card
Learn how to make a cute origami Valentine card by combining two basic origami projects into one special greeting card design.
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.
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.
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.
Inflatable Origami Bunny Craft
Learn how to create an inflatable origami bunny using a modification of the traditional origami balloon model.
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 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.
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.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
Free Origami Online
Learn where to find printable origami paper, origami ebooks, and other great freebies for paper folding fans.
Learn Origami
About Origami provides an overview of the resources that are available for the beginning paper folder who wants to learn origami online.
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.
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.
Origami Ghost Instructions
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween decoration.
How to Make a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less
Watching colorful origami pinwheels spinning in the breeze is lots of fun for kids of all ages. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Origami Balloon Instructions
Learn how to make a simple origami balloon that can be used as the basis for several different paper folding projects.
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.
Discover How Origami Techniques Influence...
The same techniques used to fold paper have been used to create a wide arrange of origami inspired runway looks from designers such as Issey Miyake, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, and Proenza Schouler.
Origami 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 a Booklet
Folding an easy origami booklet is a great way for beginners to learn origami. This useful origami project has many different applications, ranging from scrapbooks to greeting cards.
Origami and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
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 Fold a Modular Origami Box
Learn how to use modular origami techniques to construct a pretty storage box for your home organizing needs.
Free Printable Origami Paper Letter Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy, available exclusively at About Origami.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Make a Money Origami Heart Bookmark
A money origami heart bookmark is cute, practical, and easy to fold.
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 Origami Boxes With Handles
Learn how to make tiny origami boxes from 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper.
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 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.
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.
Free Printable Origami Paper 4x4 Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy. All graphics are 4 inch by 4 inch square.
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.
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.
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.
Cool Paper Airplane Trivia
Test your paper airplane knowledge with a fun quiz from About Origami.
Easy Napkin Origami for a Formal Table
Learn how to create two basic napkin folding designs that are perfect for a formal table.
How to Make an 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.
Different Types of Origami Boxes
Origami boxes can easily be turned into simple paper baskets. Page 6.
How to Make 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 an Origami Awareness Ribbon
Learn how to fold a simple origami awareness ribbon to show support for your favorite cause.
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 Cupcakes: Unique Cupcake Decorating Ideas
Get unique cupcake decorating ideas that incorporate your favorite paper folding projects, including an easy way to make square cupcakes.
How to Make an Origami Cube Box
Learn how to make a cube shaped origami box from a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. This is a simple traditional origami design.
How to Make an Origami Pencil
Learn how to make an origami pencil and have some back to school fun with your kids.
Origami Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.
Towel Origami on Carnival Cruise Ships
Learn how adorable towel origami animals came to be associated with Carnival Cruise Lines.
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.
Tomoko Fuse Origami Biography
Learn more about Tomoko Fuse and her contributions to the art of modular origami.
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 Dinosaur
Learn how to fold an origami Omeisaurus, a dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period.
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.
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.
How to Fold an Origami Tissue Case
An origami tissue case is a pretty and practical origami project. It is great for carrying around tissues in your purse or car.
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.
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 Picture Frame
Origami flower picture frames are easy to make and a cute way to display your favorite photos.
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 an Origami Boat
An easy origami diagram showing how to make an origami boat for kids.
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.
Origami Skull Instructions
An origami skull mask is an easy craft for kids to make to celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead.
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.
Modular Origami Frame
Learn how to make a modern looking modular origami frame 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.
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.
Money Origami: A Review
Learn why Money Origami: Make the Most of Your Dollar! by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander is a must-have origami book for anyone interested in dollar bill origami.
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 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.
10 Tips for Easy Tea Bag Folding
Learn tips to help you get started tea bag folding. This origami paper craft is a great way to make handmade cards.
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 Wreath Instructions
Learn how to fold an origami wreath. These origami wreath instructions are easy to follow and provide a good introduction to the basics of modular origami.
How to Make Square Origami Paper
Learn an easy method of making square origami paper from a sheet of printer paper. This is a handy trick to know when working with printable origami paper designs.
Tea Bag Folding Instructions: Pentagon Fold...
Tea bag folding is an easy way to start making handmade cards. Many free tea bag folding patterns use the pentagon fold technique, which is a slight variation of the kite fold technique.
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.
LaFosse and Alexander's Dollar Origami: A Review
LaFosse and Alexander's Dollar Origami is a worthy follow up to Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander's popular Money Origami kit.
Paper Folding in Korea
Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Paper folding remains an important part of Korean culture.
How to Photograph Origami
Learn how to take better photos of origami creations.
Top 10 Origami Things to Make
This sideshow features 10 of About Origami's favorite beginner level projects complete with photos and folding instructions.
Star Wars Origami Resources
Learn where to find the best Star Wars origami books, free printables, and online diagrams.
Learn How to Make a Colorful Origami Day Lily
Learn how to fold a colorful origami day lily that's perfect for springtime.
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.
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.
Origami Business Card Holder
An origami business card holder is easy to fold and makes a thoughtful handmade gift.
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.
Origami Mother's Day Gift
An inspirational gallery of origami projects. Page 18.
Easy Ideas for Valentine's Day Origami Projects
Paper origami hearts are among some of the most popular Valentine's Day origami craft projects. Page 2.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Dinosaur Origami
The origami Stegosaurus can be identified by the distractive plates on its back. Page 4.
What Is Storigami?
Storigami is a unique way to teach origami to children by combining paper folding with engaging stories.

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