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Origami Puffy Heart Instructions!
Learn how to make a Puffy Origami Heart with these clear origami instructions. I love this 3D origami heart, it also opens up like a clam shell.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Origami Heart Bookmark Tutorial
Learn how to make a cute origami heart bookmark, great gift for Valentine's Day! If you love your book, why not give it a heart bookmark!
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.
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 a thin origami heart!
Learn how to make a cute origami heart that opens up, you can use it as a bookmark, greetings card or on it's own. Great for Valentine's Day!
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.
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!
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 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.
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 Origami Envelopes!
Save some money and give your letters and cards a personal touch by making some stylish origami envelopes.
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.
Easy Origami Lotus Tutorial!
Learn how to make a pretty traditional origami lotus flower with these easy to follow step by step instructions.
DIY Easy Origami Birthday Card
Learn a simple technique for making an origami birthday card that is appropriate for both children and adults.
Free Printable Origami Cootie Catchers
Make your own cootie catcher paper toys with free printable origami paper designs from About Origami.
7 Steps to a Pretty Money Origami Kusudama Flower
Learn how to adapt the kusudama flower instructions to make a money origami flower.
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.
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.
7 Simple Steps to An Adorable Money Origami Bunny
A money bunny is fun to fold and a cute Easter origami project to give to a child. Find easy step-by-step instructions and photos here.
How to Make an Easy Origami Flower
Learn how to make an easy origami flower using a square base.
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.
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.
Origami Card Making Ideas
Card making projects are a great way to build your paper folding skills.
7 Ways to Seal and Protect Your Origami
Learn what methods can be used to protect and preserve your favorite origami models.
How to fold a Standing Origami Fan!
In this step by step photo tutorial you will learn how to fold an origami standing fan, traditionally used to fold pretty napkins for a dinner setting.
Easy Origami Butterfly Tutorial
Learn how to fold an easy traditional origami butterfly!
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.
Origami Sanbo Box Instructions - Easy and quick...
The traditional Japanese offering stand or 'Sanbo' box is a very popular model especially for kids as it's very simple to make!
Origami Envelope Box Tutorial!
Learn how to make an origami envelope box - this traditional origami model is useful as a box or an envelope, it would make a nice party invitation!
Origami Candy Box Tutorial!
Learn how to make a traditional origami 'candy' box with these easy step by step instructions.
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.
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.
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.
Origami Masu Box Lid Variation Instructions
Learn how to make a pretty lid to go on your origami masu box. This origami lid is based upon the traditional origami lotus flower & the masu box.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Round Origami Sectioned Box Tutorial
Learn how to make a round origami box with five sections inside, with these simple step by step instructions.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Money Flowers
Learn how to make a simple money origami flower from four folded bills and a bit of wire.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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.
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.
Learn How to Fold a Classic Paper Crane
Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make an origami paper crane.
Learn More About the Art of Napkin Folding
Napkin origami is a fun and entertaining way to add interest to your table settings.
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.
How to make an easy Origami Fox!
Learn how to make a super easy traditional origami fox with this easy to follow diagram! This origami fox is great for kids to make.
Origami Valentine Craft for Kids
Learn how to make an easy heart shaped Valentine card for your child to give his friends or classmates. This project teaches fractions as well as basic origami principles.
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.
Origami Crown Box Tutorial
Learn how to make a cool origami crown which can be used as it is or as a lid that fits onto an origami Masu box! This is a great origami for kids.
How to make an Origami Blow Top Toy!
Learn how to make a cool origami blow top! This origami toy is great for kids and can spin around if you blow it.
Tips for Working With Printable Origami Papers
Learn how to find and use free printable origami paper designs for your folding projects.
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.
6 Easy Steps to a Stunning DIY Origami Bouquet
Learn how to create an origami bouquet of pretty paper flowers for a wedding or other special occasion.
How to Make 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.
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 and Copyright Laws: What Paper Folders...
Learn how copyright law applies to origami diagrams.
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.
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.
Learn how to make some super easy envelopes!
Learn how to fold a really simple origami envelope with these easy to follow step by step instructions. You will make a set of these envelopes in no time!
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 fold an easy origami samurai helmet!
Learn how to fold a quick and easy origami samurai helmet from one sheet of paper!
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 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!
Origami Sunflower Instructions
Learn how to fold a pretty origami sunflower using modular origami techniques.
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 DIY Origami Ice Cream Cone Craft
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute, calorie-free origami ice cream cone craft.
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!
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.
Origami Open Box Instructions - Easy!
Learn how to make an easy origami box which has it's lid open by following these step by step instructions.
How to Fold an Origami Jumping Frog
Origami jumping frogs are easy to make and fun for children to play with.
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 a Cute Origami Bow!
Learn how to make a super cute origami bow that you can attach to a box, use as brooch, hairpin and more! Easy to follow step by step instructions.
How to make a Japanese origami Bowl
Learn how to make a beautiful Japanese origami square box with these easy origami instructions. This makes a perfect paper bowl to serve snacks!
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.
Origami Things to Make
An inspirational gallery of origami projects.
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 Pencil
Learn how to make an origami pencil and have some back to school fun with your 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.
Easy Origami Tulip Instructions
Learn how to make an easy origami tulip in about 15 minutes.
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 Water Bomb Step by Step Instructions
Learn how to fold the coolest origami model ever, the origami water bomb! This origami model is inflated by blowing into it! Step by step instructions.
Easy Origami Envelope Pattern
Get instructions for how to make an easy origami envelope pattern for mailing homemade greeting cards.
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.
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.
Easy Origami Candy Box Instructions
This is a simple way to make a useful origami candy box or dish to serve snacks or to keep things like jewellery! An origami that kids can make too!
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.
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.
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 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.
A Useful Origami Pencil Box
This a useful origami box, it's long & the lid closes snugly & stays shut. Perfect to keep your pens, pencils, sewing tools, chopsticks, jewellery...
How to Fold an Origami Gift Box
Learn how to fold a simple origami gift box using the traditional masu box design.
Origami Star Dish Instructions
Learn how to make a super cool origami star that can be used as a dish or hung as a decoration for your Christmas tree! Easy step by step instructions!
Origami Lotus Leaf Tutorial
Make some pretty origami leaves for your lotus flower to sit on! These origami lotus leaves are similar to the lotus itself, quick and easy to make!
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.
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.
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.
A useful origami paper storage pocket!
Learn how to fold a cool origami pocket to store all of your origami paper, this is especially useful if you bought some origami paper and it is still in a flimsy plastic packet, these often break, so to keep your paper straight and crease free it's important to store it properly.
Free Printable Origami Paper Letter Size
Free printable origami paper designs for you to enjoy, available exclusively at About Origami.
Make a useful shallow origami box!
I love this simple variation of the traditional origami masu box, this box is folded the same way, follow my easy step by step instructions to make yours.
How to Make an Origami Cootie Catcher
Learn how to fold an origami fortune teller, also known as an origami fortune teller. This traditional design is one of the most popular paper toys for children.
How to Make 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 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.
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 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.
Easy Origami Ghost Craft for Halloween
Learn how to make a simple paper ghost to use as an origami Halloween decoration.
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.
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.
Origami Picture Frame Ideas
Origami picture frames are easy to fold and a practical way to display your favorite photos. This slideshow reviews some of the different types of frames that a novice paper folder can make.
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.
11 Creative Origami Folds for Easter
Learn what easy origami projects are appropriate for making your own paper Easter decorations. Get ideas for colorful and fun Easter decorations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Star Wars Origami Resources
Learn where to find the best Star Wars origami books, free printables, and online diagrams.
A pretty origami envelope!
Learn how to make a traditional origami 'Menko' card, which makes a great origami envelope! Follow my easy step by step instructions to make your own!
Make a useful rectangular origami gift box!
Learn how to fold a nifty rectangular origami box! Follow my simple step by step instructions in photo format! Store postcards, envelopes, pencils and more!
7 Steps to Create a Stunning Origami Kusudama...
Learn how to create a pretty kusudama ball from 12 folded paper flowers.
Make a pretty origami Lily!
Learn how to make an easy origami lily flower using these simple step by step instructions! This traditional origami model takes about 5 minutes to make.
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.
Best Origami Books
If you're having trouble deciding what origami book to buy, About Origami has a few recommendations for your personal library.

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